Productivity

While the strategic priorities for the members of i4cp’s Chief Diversity Officer Board are varied, the goal of promoting and developing inclusive leadership is clearly a shared objective for the year ahead. Almost all respondents to our recent Board Priorities Survey mentioned initiatives planned for 2020 related to building out the capabilities of inclusive leaders
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Talent acquisition (TA) leaders recognize that the achievement of their organizations’ business strategies hinge on their ability to bring in the best talent. In the process, they must shrewdly leverage data and marketplace insights to enable talent decisions, deliver targeted sourcing/acquisition of talent, impact representation, continuously improve experience for both the candidate and the hiring
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The majority of mergers and acquisitions fail, and most of the time when they don’t work out, “culture synergy” is the culprit. Yet organizational culture is rarely explored at the outset of M&A transactions…it’s almost always about the economic or business fit. New research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) reveals that high-performance organizations
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Takeaway: There are countless ways to form a new habit, which James Clear covers in Atomic Habits (and in our interview). A few of my favorites: sort your habits by how much they’ll help you out in the long-run; become more thoughtful about your environment; question habits that provide immediate enjoyment; make new habits take
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Predicting what lies ahead for your business is always a tricky proposition. Never has that been truer than right now, when business leaders find themselves in an environment of frequent, almost constant disruption—an environment in which an organization’s priorities seem to shift by the second.   All that said, we asked the group of business
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One overarching focus encompasses the top priorities of strategic chief human resources officers in the coming year: To provide their boards, CEOs, and other business leaders with data-driven insights and corresponding actions related to workforce readiness and risk. These critical insights and actions will be focused on enabling the execution of an evolving business strategy,
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To leaders across industries, organizations, and business functions, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) is synonymous with next practices. A next practice is a strategy strongly correlated to better market performance, but in use to a very limited extent by organizations overall. Typically, next practices are found more frequently in high-performance companies—those that consistently excel
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Takeaway: When we have a bit of time to relax, we tend to spend time on activities that provide us with a quick dopamine hit. This is especially the case when we spend our downtime in the digital world. The key to relaxation is to invest in strategies that make your mind less stimulated. Usually
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In Part I of this two-part conversation with collaborative change and organizational design expert Gervase R. Bushe, Ph. D, we explored rethinking how to approach major change initiatives using the concept of Dialogic OD and generative change.  In this continuation of the conversation, and building on i4cp’s Culture Renovation® research, which revealed the criticality of
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Only five months remain until the i4cp 2020 Next Practices Now Conference , the #1-ranked conference for senior HR leaders, brings together over 400 senior human capital executives for three days of focus on cutting-edge HR approaches and high-level networking. Already boasting a speaker list of top executives, i4cp is pleased to announce the addition
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With constant demand for workers comes new demand for talent acquisition leaders. Couple that with historic talent shortages, progressive organizations are thinking outside the box when it comes to finding heads of TA who can develop a competitive advantage. Ivan Perry, i4cp’s VP of Talent Acquisition and co-leader of i4cp’s HR executive search firm, weighed
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The Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) recent study, Culture Renovation: A Blueprint for Action, reveals a classic polarity at play in successful culture change initiatives: successful efforts are characterized by strong top-down (CEO level) leadership, but just as importantly by a co-creation mindset, with broad and meaningful engagement/ownership on the part of employees (i.e., bottom
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Imagine that you’ve spent the last four, eight, or more years investing everything you are into becoming the best of the best as a member of the U.S. military. Now it’s time to transition to civilian life. Or maybe you already have, but the work world seems like alien territory. What do you do? How
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A new i4cp study examines the disability inclusion practices organizations are using to engage with workers with disabilities to meet current and future talent needs. One in five people of working age in the U.S. has a disability, yet despite well-publicized talent shortages the national unemployment rate for people with a disability is nearly twice
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Takeaway: Over the next 13 weeks I plan on losing 20 pounds by doing three things: making myself more accountable, tracking my weight and food intake, and anticipating any weekly obstacles that might arise. Want to join me? Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 30s. Podcast Length: 25 minutes, 27s (link to play podcast at bottom
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Wilson Jones, President and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, has joined a stellar speaker line-up that includes Kevin Johnson and Lucy Helm (CEO & CHRO of Starbucks), Dean Carter (CHRO, Patagonia), and other thought leaders at the i4cp 2020 Next Practices Now Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona March 23 – 26, 2020. Additional sought-after mainstage speakers include:
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The lineup of exceptional speakers for the #1-rated  i4cp 2020 Next Practices Now Conference continues to grow. Joining senior executives from companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, and Patagonia, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) has confirmed that Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, Kraft Heinz‘ Chief Learning Officer, will speak on the i4cp mainstage this coming March. At the
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What is wellbeing? Have you heard this lovely fluffy word being banded around a little lately? When we think of wellbeing it might make us think of our health or how we are feeling, but one thing is for sure is if we want to be a Productivity Ninja it’s imperative to be aware of
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In a recent article on our i4cp Productivity Blog—The Dangerous Gap in Succession Pipelines—I wrote that organizational learning’s shift to a continuous-stream construct (in response to the shorter shelf-life of employee skills) has implications for chief learning officers.   Specifically, this challenges learning leaders to build their organizations’ workforces into self-directed continuous learners, people who
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Preparing new managers to lead effectively is a topic that consistently resonates with i4cp members; we’ve responded with ongoing research and the creation of a variety of resources to help. Following our study in partnership with ATD— Developing New Managers: Key Elements for Success —members of i4cp’s Executive and Leader Development Exchange group received a
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