“The competition for critical talent, including specialized skills and leadership, remains high. The reason is simple: the talent supply in key areas is not keeping up with demand, and companies must do all they can to boost that supply. ” – Kelly Cartwright
“When adults have autonomy at work they might not focus on their normal tasks 100% of the time. That’s normal. Guess what? Using some of that autonomy for small doses of play at work actually facilitates productivity for most people. It represents a fun not-related-to-work break that stimulates healthy thinking.” – Todd Dewett
“As accessibility to information and data about everyone become ubiquitous, we need to rethink our approaches to equal opportunity, diversity, and discrimination.” – Heather Bussing
At it’s simplest, The Internet of Things is the idea that the heaviest users of the intenet will be things. As sensors (like RFID tags) get cheaper and smaller, they’ll be embedded in everything (and everyone). The stage is set for a moment in time where employees are in control of their own data that may be strategically important for the company. John Sumser’s post on the Internet of Things in HR will help thoughtful HR Professionals come to grips with the most important questions of the New Architecture of Work: Harnessing Employee Data.
Often, the real work of a company is expressed in small projects that are coordinated by project managers rather than first level supervisors. The internal project economy tends to run on reputation and political vectors rather than the HR preferred meritocracy.