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We’re exploring some of the likely issues in the near to medium term

 

With unheard-of workplace disruption and historical levels of unemployment around the world, HR leaders and practitioners have never had to be more effective. There’s a demand for innovation in each small decision and action we take. No one can wait for benchmarks to emerge yet mistakes can cost lives. Rather than hyperbolic claims that HR’s time has finally arrived, we’ve begun to explore some of the likely issues in the near to medium term.

 

Where to start?

 

Ask small, tactical questions, to help you envision the daily and coming realities. That’s why we called this series, Small Scenarios for Changing Times. Each free issue from vetted business leaders, legal specialists, generalists, and experts is a digestible paper that tackles the emerging HR and Recruiting issues in the coronavirus pandemic (no sign-ups of any kind are required to download any of the ten issues that we’ve published to date). Each issue is summarized and linked below.

 

Why Questions?

 

HR is always a reflection of the organization it lives in. Dramatic proclamations about the content and shape of even the nearest future are rarely directly applicable in the particulars of your context. We think questions are more important than broad generalizations about what to do.

 

Two provocative topics covered in two action-oriented pages

 

We acknowledge that The Small Scenarios project is an experiment. We want the content to be easily available and easy to redistribute. Each paper is constrained to two provocative, action-oriented pages on topics that will matter as we navigate the pandemic. We are trying to utilize scenario thinking for medium-term topics.

 

Instructions

 

When you click on a specific issue below you’ll land at the original issue where you can get more information and download the free Small Scenarios PDF (we require no information from you to get your download).

 
If you have suggestions, questions, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Contributors

 

 


 

Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 1Introducing Small Scenarios Issue № 1: HiPos

John Sumser, Heather Bussing, and Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. have teamed up to create a new series called Small Scenarios for Changing Times.

They’re exploring the likely issues created in the workplace in the near to medium term by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Through small, tactical questions, they aim to help you envision the coming realities. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 2Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 2: Modern Bereavement Leave

John Sumser, Heather Bussing, and Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. are back with the second issue on bereavement leave. Through small, tactical questions, they aim to help you envision the coming realities. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 3Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 3: MVP (Most Valuable People)

This is the third issue of Small Scenarios. It’s about the way we need to think about who is important (MVP’s) in your organization during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 4Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 4: Zoomerang

Stela Lupushor joins the Small Scenarios for Changing Times project with a bit on the downsides of Zoom and the impacts on people from decentralized work. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 5 Hiring EinsteinSmall Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 5: Hiring Einstein

Hiring Einstein is about hiring neurodiverse people during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 6 Meeting PalindromesSmall Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 6: Meeting Palindromes

Meeting Palindromes looks at the differences in leadership and meetings during the pandemic and unrest. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 7: ConversationsSmall Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 7: Conversations

Conversations is about the explosion of employee questions and conversations arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 8: After the FurloughSmall Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 8: After the Furlough

After the furlough is not the time to simply tighten belts. It’s a time to rethink work, your priorities, and appreciate how valuable your employees are. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 9: Rethinking WorkSmall Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 9: Rethinking Work

Before we bring people back to work it’s time to figure out where we’re going. Get your free download today.

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Small Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 10: Lost GenerationSmall Scenarios for Changing Times Issue № 10: Lost Generation

The tenth issue of Small Scenarios for changing times is called Lost Generation. It’s about the transition from school to work. Get your free download today.

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