Point of View Archives

It Takes a Village to Get to Mars

They walked around their workspace in shorts. The women wore cool t-shirts and jeans; men in beards, baseball caps turned backwards. The high fives and fist bumps flowed freely. If I didn’t know better, I might have guessed it was…

Clarity: The Tool to Sculpt the Fog of Constant Change

The workplace is rapidly changing. Globalization, millennials, mergers, acquisitions, regime changes, hyper growth, massive turnover, and technology all contribute to creating a “What now?” culture in the workplace. Everyone is scrambling to ensure they aren’t left behind; all while managing…

3 Forces That Are Shaping the Future of Work

A significant shift is transforming today’s corporate landscape. The gig economy and technological advances are reshaping the workplace in ways that have significant ramifications for human capital and talent management. Flexible independent work provides increasingly attractive and viable career options…

The 5 Courages HR Needs to Be Good Followers

HR needs to stop leading and start following. Did that get your attention? Good, because that’s what Tim Vanderpyl, associate professor  at Calgary, Canada’s Ambrose University, wants. That doesn’t mean he wants HR people to become doormats. He does want…

Empathy In the C-Suite Is Good For Business

As we start to close out another year, we’ve seen several workplace gender issues become more mainstream in conversations about business practices. Whether it be the lack of diversity at the top, a gender pay gap or the #MeToo movement,…

Retiring at 65 Is So Last Century

Have you heard about this group yet? Respectful Exits calls itself the “organized voice of aging workers,” and it aims to give voice to a group that is often forgotten (except in the most legalistic way) in the whole question of…