Simple HR through Sound Bites
I used to write another blog - HRFishbowl. It was my foray into mouthing-off to the world. It's gone now...I gave it up...it was time. I saved some stuff, though. Much of the following came from those days. Fishbowl Logic is essentially a set of pithy ideas for keeping HR simple.
1) HR . . .
Human beings are complex, but only if you get in their way.
But If you don't - if you allow their whole-selves to flourish - good people will do great things with a workplace. Passion and purpose will emerge. And suddenly, the place will start to look a lot more like a community...not an institution. Finally! A place where.... . .
The age of loyal-til-you-die employment has virtually vanished from our great planet (as it should). There are of course lots of reasons for this. But the biggest is that human beings are more discerning about the world of work than they've ever been. They actually care about whether they are rewarded fairly for their contributions; how . . .
Creating Community Carbon
HR is Broken
The company says it wants its HR people to partner more closely with the business, to be more strategic, to drive . . .
Ride the Groundswell
If markets are conversations, then the people who are doing the talking, the listening, and the sharing are the most important asset we have. The groundswell exists, and it is powerful—we’re part of this groundswell, and we can make the future of work - its humanization - happen right now, in lots of little . . .
How often do you take time to question the reasonableness, or idiocy, of what’s being asked of you and your team? When’s the last time you made a substantially complete inventory of all the things your HR team does? Do you think all of it serves a relevant purpose? I'm willing to bet a lot of it doesn't. But the only way to know for . . .
On 1/18/2010, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bethel College played for the first time a recording of a speech Dr. King made on its campus. It is the only known recording of this speech and they were lucky enough to track down an alumnus who brought his own reel-to-reel recording equipment to the auditorium that day 50 years ago. How cool is . . .
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