Does Productivity Kill Creativity and Innovation?

On December 10, 2019, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Doug Shaw
“Creativity is messy at times, it is unpredictable, and relies on curiosity, patience, persistence and more. If you want to deploy it in your work — start with the curiosity.” - Doug Shaw
 

HRExaminer v10.33

Doug Shaw writes, “Change can be hard, and the process of exploring how we do things differently needs to acknowledge this, seeking clarity and inclusion as ways of engaging people in the process.” The Language of Change: Who Is It For?


Great companies follow their customers to the value. John Sumser explains How Google Converted Joy Into Long Term Customers.


Less is More with Performance Management. “Think of excessive performance management vehicles as bureaucracy you need to reduce.” - Dr. Todd Dewett


Find out why Jason Lauritsen thinks Performance Ratings are Harmful.


On HR Tech Weekly: John’s A.I. Flywheel, Sierra-Cedar Survey Updates, ADP Advertising Services, Guidespark, Virgin Pulse, and Limeade, Perceptyx Receives Investment from TCV, Lowe’s Spent Billions On Share Buybacks and Zero On Severance For Laid-Off Workers, and Google’s Jobs Search Draws Antitrust Complaints From Rivals.


 

The Language of Change : Who Is It For?

On August 13, 2019, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, by Doug Shaw
“Sometimes we overcomplicate things, and that’s not OK. One way of helping to mitigate that is to pay attention to the language of change, to make it clear, inclusive, and when possible, uncomplicated.” - Doug Shaw
 

HRExaminer v10.25

Instant Talent Analytics is a new technique that can provide an assessment of an individual without requiring the individual to take a test. Tom Janz has more. Instant Talent Assessment Appeals. But does it work?


Doug Shaw writes, “Open Space Technology is a very liberating, loose framework within which to convene dialogue.” Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts.


It is a new flavor of Research and Development for a new flavor of software. John Sumser explains that It’s Not AI, but it is a Wonderland of Experimentation.


Machine learning and AI will struggle with complex environments. Without our help, these tools will make things simple for us without the real conversations required to reach useful decisions. John Sumser has good advice: You Better Treat Your Machines With Respect.


On HR Tech Weekly: iCIMS Acquires Jibe, Salesforce.com’s Tableau Acquisition, and BetterUp Raises $103 Million to Humanize Work.
 

Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts

On June 18, 2019, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Doug Shaw
Doug Shaw is exploring Open Space Technology, a liberating framework within which to convene dialogue. Doug shows examples from Open Space events discussing: The Future of Learning Technologies, The Arts in his local borough, and Mental Health.
 

HRExaminer v10.16

Doug Shaw recently spotted a tweet from his friend Trish McFarlane. Trish wrote, “Just thinking out loud ~ increased #productivity is good, but does it kill time for #creativity? That got Doug thinking and pretty soon he was Finding His Way through Creativity and Innovation.


“Bias is always an issue with Intelligent Tools because the machine learning systems only know what they are taught.” Heather Bussing covers Legal Issues in AI with Bias and Discrimination.


Dr. Todd Dewett shares three great examples of fundamentally flawed - yet very common - organizational practices. Read more in, Don’t Ignore The Obvious.


John Sumser speaks with Jim Stroud from ClickIQ. Jim is an expert in sourcing and recruitment strategy where he has worked with firms like Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, and Randstad Sourceright. Listen to Jim Stroud on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly this Week: SAP Innovation Lab, ADP, HR Path, Learning Technologies Group, Breezy HR, O.C. Tanner, Kwench, 360Learning, and LumApps.
 

Finding My Way : Creativity and Innovation in Context

On April 15, 2019, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Doug Shaw
“Creativity is messy at times, it is unpredictable, and relies on curiosity, patience, persistence and more. If you want to deploy it in your work – start with the curiosity.” – Doug Shaw
 

HRExaminer v9.21

Doug Shaw writes, “Open Space Technology is a very liberating, loose framework within which to convene dialogue. I like it a lot.” Read Doug’s latest article, Zenzine: Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts.


All of us know a person who seems to leave a company just before the layoffs, or at just the right time to take advantage of a new economic wave at a competitor. These are Sentinel Employees. Get the early word from Paul Hebert.




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HRIntelligencer Highlights: “It’s a mistake to call the new wave of intelligent software AI. But, we are making interesting progress towards the next stages of digital tooling. Predictions are becoming inexpensive and people are learning how to predict an amazing array of things.” - John Sumser


John Sumser speaks with Joe Hanna, the founder, and CEO of ENGAGE Talent, an AI-powered recruiting platform. Listen to Joe Hanna on HRExaminer Radio.


On HR Tech Weekly: Salary.com Hits Major Milestones with 15,000 Unique Job Titles, Workday Furthers Data discovery capability within Prism Analytics, Phenom People Raises $22 Million, Indeed Pledges 3,000 New Jobs in Austin, Terminal Raises $13 Million, and Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in mixed reality.
 

Zenzine : Different Ways of Recording our Thoughts

On May 21, 2018, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Doug Shaw
Doug Shaw is exploring Open Space Technology, a liberating framework within which to convene dialogue. Doug shows examples from Open Space events discussing: The Future of Learning Technologies, The Arts in his local borough, and Mental Health.
 

HRExaminer v8.48

On December 15, 2017, in Doug Shaw, Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
How might we take the good intent behind creative thinking, and activate it, and give it a better chance of becoming useful? Doug Shaw gives us a head start in, What Happens When Creative Thinking Meets Creative Practice?.


Is Modest Disruption a Thing? Success is usually at the root of disruption. “Getting it right” almost always produces myopia that prevents further exploration. Success prevents learning. John Sumser has the analysis.


HRIntelligencer 1.29 Highlights: Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry, Artificial Intelligence Seeks an Ethical Conscience, and much more.


John’s Guest On Episode 260 of HRExaminer Radio is Jason Corsello, the SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development for Cornerstone. Jason is responsible for driving the company’s product innovation, go-to-market strategies, and new corporate initiatives.


On Episode 150 of HR Tech Weekly GDPR and HR Technology, OPM wants to kill off the HR IT Frankenstein monster, Microsoft acquires Workboard, Apple invests $390 million in maker of depth-sensing chips for iPhone X.