Pleasure and Pain » What’s Your Problem? Putting Purpose Back into Your Projects

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Sometimes it necessary to “kill your darlings” in a design project and go back to identify the true purpose of the solution. It’s easy to fall in love with a design suggestion because of subjective factors and forget about the origin. Here is a great article with a proposed approach in order to change focus from solution to problem again. /Hans

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My point of view: not limited to projects, i would say.

 

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Deloitte’s Surveying the talent paradox from an employee perspective

The economic turbulence of the past few years has created a talent paradox: amid stubbornly high unemployment, employers still face challenges filling technical and skilled jobs. Employers now need to adjust their talent management initiatives to focus on retaining employees with critical skills who are at a high risk of departure and the capable leaders who can advance their companies amidst continuing global economic turbulence.

To help employers gain a better understanding of the latest employee attitudes and emerging talent trends, Deloitte Consulting LLP teamed with Forbes Insights to survey 560 employees across virtually every major industry and global region. Based on the results and Deloitte’s analysis of the talent market, three emerging challenges rose to the top:

Read all at http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GX/global/services/consulting/human-capital/32be99c8fb1b9310VgnVCM3000001c56f00aRCRD.htm#

 

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The Far Reach of Supportive Senior Managers

Found at The Far Reach of Supportive Senior Managers.

Authors: Tessa E. Basford, Lynn R. Offermann, and Philip W. Wirtz (all the George Washington University)

Publisher: Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, vol. 19, no. 2

Date Published: May 2012

Managers at different levels of a company affect their employees’ morale and desire to stay in different ways, this paper finds. In fact, employees’ motivation and retention are more influenced by supportive executives in senior leadership positions than by a similar-minded immediate boss, confirming the trickle-down effects of visionary and compassionate leaders and the immense value of CEOs who have star power.

Read all at The Far Reach of Supportive Senior Managers.

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New Study: HR Departments Completely Out of Touch – Forbes

It was in the first years of this decade that I blogged about the lack of relevance of HR for many operational managers. Rules oriented, HR-internal focus and no knowledge of the development in the outer world.  Sometimes it is nice to read that some opinions (these were my opinions as a senior manager) still bear a point.

Found at New Study: HR Departments Completely Out of Touch – Forbes.

In a shocking new study, HR Perception Vs. Reality, Human Resources professionals are shown to be completely out of touch with the thoughts and feelings of their employees.

Read all at New Study: HR Departments Completely Out of Touch – Forbes.

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Flexibility Makes Significant Impact on Workplace, FWI-SHRM Report Shows

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A changing workforce composition, changing priorities and values for many of these  et voila, much more flexibility is required. What do u think?

Found at Flexibility Makes Significant Impact on Workplace, FWI-SHRM Report Shows.

Workplace flexibility programs benefit employers of all sizes and industries, resulting in increased employee job satisfaction, lower turnover and lower insurance costs, according to the new report “Workplace Flexibility in the United States: A Status Report.

Read all at Flexibility Makes Significant Impact on Workplace, FWI-SHRM Report Shows.

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