Dec 16, 2010

Some Interesting Articles: HR, Social Business

Eric Garland thinks HR systems and processes are at odds with the demands of innovation and creative destruction. And I think he's right. HR focusses on how do we hire/promote/develop people based on what has worked in the past. Which could be a huge reason why successful companies fall into the Innovator's dilemma. What do you think?

Oscar Berg writes how in today's increasingly virtual workplace corporate social networking helps employees build strong personal networks that cut through silos.

McKinsey’s new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins. A new class of company is emerging—one that uses collaborative Web 2.0 technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization’s reach to customers, partners, and suppliers.

Prasad Kurian asks whether HR should stop worry about being a "strategic partner to business" and instead try and become "Architects of Meaning"

Did you know that the word "dynamic" was the most overused word in Indian job hunters' resumes - according to analytics by Linkedin. See some of the fun facts and other hackneyed phrases here.

And if you've ever worked in a toxic workplace you'll nod at the Gervais principle or recognise the Office according to The Office

Happy reading!