Is Modest Disruption a Thing?

Topics: Futures, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“Disruption, it looks like black magic, particularly when your lunch is getting eaten. In a uniquely human paradox, success is usually at the root of the problem.” – John Sumser


It’s not possible to wade through everything you’d like to read, watch, discuss, or think about. The information explosion forces us all to specialize, but not without a cost.

The Double Bind – Status Quo and the Future

Topics: Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
HR and Recruiting leaders are routinely subjected to the requirement to maintain the status quo while imagining some sort of future. The very existence of the function depends on succeeding at both. Sadly, it’s a double bind.

Where People and Tech Collide

Why should you care about product managers? Because these are the people designing how you work.

The Long Now of Employee Engagement

“Even with the data indicating employee engagement should have the same respect and funding as say sales or marketing, companies still aren’t investing in it, and those that are, are still not seeing the promised returns. You have to ask why?” – Paul Hebert

Ecosystems and Formal Hierarchies

Topics: Futures, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Sumser looks at the emerging shape of contemporary organizations.

5 Links: Looking at HR Tech

Our five+ links is a look back on HR Tech. Some things have changed; others haven’t at all.

Five Links: More Shifting Lines

The things we used think of as public are now really, really public. Where there was once a grey zone between public and private, there’s now a sharp differentiation.

Next Wave HR Tech Part 4: Human Augmentation

When the advance of human augmentation reaches a certain point, we’re going to have to start figuring out the new work and how to pay people whose work is mostly done by machine.

HR Needs to Follow the Right Rabbit

“And as a department, as a profession and as individuals – HR is trying to chase both rabbits.” -Paul Hebert