HR Transformation

Bridging the Gap between HR Technology and Operational Excellence

Recently, The Business Transformation Network hosted an event on “HR TechOps - Bridging the Gap between HR Tech and Operational Excellence”, which is a topic of growing importance in business today. The main questions the conversation revolved around were:

1.     What HR Technology platforms are being implemented and how is the implementation process going?

2.     How can HR technology be used to improve efficiency and employee experience?

Beyond the Workshops: Three ways leaders can foster Design Thinking capabilities by Dani Chesson

Over the past two decades, Design Thinking has emerged as a practice that enables innovation, change, and complex problem solving. Many companies hoping to benefit from Design Thinking invest in training workshops to learn the Design Thinking way of working. While training workshops are an effective way to learn new skills, putting new skills to use requires taking the learning beyond the workshop. It is when organizations put new skills into practice that they start to see the benefits. So, how can you continue to foster Design Thinking capabilities after the workshops?

 

Not trading your happiness for money with Jardena London

We conducted a Q&A interview with Jardena London, Transformation Leader and Blogtoon Publisher at Rosetta Technology Group, around work-life balance, how employees embrace change and leadership.

 

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?
I like to say that I help work not suck, or said more politically correctly; I help organizations become healthy, productive and fun. Most of my work is in the space of Business Agility, but I also publish a daily blogtoon and I’m doing some work on increasing the Gender Quotient in the workplace.

Design Thinking in Action: Insights from the field by Dani Chesson

In practice, Design Thinking happens in stages: Understanding, Conceptualizing, and Experimenting. It is important to remember that while these stages are described in a linear fashion, in practice Design Thinking is iterative. The iterative nature of Design Thinking means that stages are cyclical rather than linear in reality.

Making Employee Engagement More Than A Tick Box with Shea Heaver

We conducted a Q&A interview with Shea Heaver, Founder at OptimaWork, around employee engagement and business transformation.

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

Design Thinking VS Design Thinkers: What is the Difference? by Dani Chesson

Over the past decade or so, the concept of Design Thinking has become a popular approach to problem-solving. In some circles, Design Thinking is viewed as a methodology with several different process models (see IDEO, Hasso Plattner Institut, as examples) that provide guidance on how to engage in this process. In other circles, Design Thinking is viewed as a philosophy or a mindset that guides problem-solving.

How to Stop Wasting Training Budget by Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews discusses the biggest waste in the training industry as the way we spend the training budget, instead of investing it in people. He continues to look at why people ignore training, or lack thereof, and pass blame to avoid responsibility. The importance of seeing an ROI on learning and development is integral to the bottom line and organisations need to look at how to implement training as a programme, not an event.

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Employee Wellness means more than just Good Health by Shea Heaver

Workplace Wellness programs are all the rage these days – and rightly so.

You don't need to be a doctor, analyst or accountant to realize that healthier employees are going to take less sick days and be more productive while at work....which obviously helps the bottom-line.

And it's also true that for many employees, a healthier body also leads to less stress, emotional well-being and a happier mindset.

Simply put, a fit and healthy workforce makes good business sense.

The Learning we Ignore at our Peril by Paul Matthews

In part 3 of the series, Paul Matthews discusses informal learning, which describes any learning that is not scheduled, planned or mandated. He looks at the importance of informal learning, by focusing on its impact on health and safety, and how it can be harnessed by learning and development (L&D) functions to ensure that employees are doing the right things with the right support. Paul considers how informal learning is integral to keeping an organisation running and provides some examples of how L&D functions can leverage informal learning to their advantage.

What is Design Thinking?: A Brief Introduction by Dani Chesson

What is Design Thinking? One of the challenges with introducing the concept of design thinking is that this concept does not have one agreed upon definition. Depending on the source you consult the definition defers slightly and the concept can be a bit elusive to understand. In an attempt to address this, I consulted 164 pieces of scholarly and popular literature on the topic to arrive at a short description of the concept. Below is how I answer the question, what is design thinking?