In The Know v1.30 Still More HRXformation

On August 26, 2010, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser

HRExaminer-In-The-Know 1.30In The Know v1.30 Still More HRXformation

Five links to improve your view of HR Transformation

We’re in a challenging time. Seeing the present is as difficult as seeing the future. The rules don’t seem to be operating properly.

This week’s links will stretch your thinking about the future of the Internet, the role of schools, the way work is distributed and how cultures of innovation are created. Each idea has its place in the macrocosm and in your enterprise. HR ought to be the source of this conversation in the organization.

It isn’t always.

  • The Next Silicon Valley
    For more than 100 years, the San Francisco Baty area has been turning itself into a global model for innovation and technical development. When things go well, the world is envious. When there is a bust (like now) there’s not so much envy. The culture of innovation jas been built over that history. Developing a similar phenomenon requires a similar horizon. This is a great think piece about the intersection of technology, capital, education, culture and human capital.
  • Thousands of Workers are Standing By
    Why crowd sourcing may be the next outsourcing. Labor on Demand is like cloud computing for staffing agencies. This function, which would be run under purchasing in the current construct, is how organizations will interface with many of their people.
  • The Future of The Internet
    Save this one for a serious hour of your time over the weekend. The 45 page pdf is the product of a project between Cisco and the Global Business Network. The report offers four different potential futures. Underlying those scenarios are several simple and important ideas… the keyboard will disappear quickly; the Internet’s real growth will be in lower economic strata; digital natives will interact in ways beyond our imagining. The scenarios will give you a range of input with which to imagine your future.
  • The Big Lie (Thoughts on Why School Is Not Only About Workforce Development)
    A public education that centers first around workforce development will put a high premium on following directions and doing what you’re told. A public education that centers first around citizenship development will still teach rules, but it will teach students to question the underlying ideas behind the rules. Workforce development will reinforce the hierarchies that we see in most corporate culture, while a citizenship-focus will teach students that their voice matters, regardless of station.
  • A Deeper Kind of Joblessness
    A reminder that Henry Ford knew that economies were grown by paying workers more.


 
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