We have never stopped evolving and we must never!
In my last few pieces, I have written about the slave trade, conscious capitalism and how we have to do better in the world today. A review of history shows us so clearly how we as a race/species have evolved over the past thousands of years. Not all of our progress has been good, wars, genocide, extinction of species, pollution etc. But we have also made progress by reducing infant mortality, expanding human rights, education, life expectancy, technology etc.
The big changes happening around us provide opportunity for a better way of clarifying responsibility.
One of the first letters to an editor I wrote was in 1990 or 1991 and it was to Paul Bawcutt who was the editor of a risk management journal called "Foresight". It was on the subject of whether risk managers should have direct responsibility for managing risk or not. There were different views around at the time and there still are today. A quarter of a century has passed and the debate over the roles of risk functions and others involved in managing risk still rages on.
If you had to create a list of the companies you’d like to work for – how would you go about assessing which ones would be the best fit for you?
The problem with things like the Best Place to Work surveys is that they tend to look at tick box criteria: how well people are paid, their benefits, training budgets, if they comply with employment legislation etc. What they don’t capture are the more important things that are harder to measure, like whether someone’s work is intrinsically interesting or meaningful.
In my previous series of articles, I addressed the urgency and desire for organisations to address enhancing Employee Experience in a bid to rapidly adapt their ability to attract, on-board, train & develop, enable and empower employees to be as collaborative, innovative and productive as possible – in a bid to stay ahead of their competition in the Industry 4.0 era.