This is a parable taken from early Buddhist, Hindu and Jain texts…
Word got to a group of blind men that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the village. Having no clue about its shape or form, one said: "We must inspect and get to know it by touch. Of this we are capable". When they found it they touched, caressed and groped so that they could each share their findings. "This being is like a thick snake" when the trunk was touched. For another, it was…Continue
I was recently speaking with a senior HR professional, someone I have a lot of respect for, who was brave enough to admit that modern HR is interesting, exciting and confusing all at the same time. We discussed the tsunami of daily articles and blogs about a myriad of topics that seem to have diametrically opposed suggestions on what constitutes ‘best practice’. We both admitted to being fascinated with the unintended consequences rising from previously claimed best practices.…Continue
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I wanted to say a big thank you to a few presenters in particular who have helped me solve a really big problem recently. I will mention them shortly, but first the background story.
About 2 years ago, myself and my colleagues started looking into how organisations were going about measuring and…Continue
Everyone knows what productivity is, right? Afterall, it is a term used in boardrooms all around the world, every single day. So why am I asking about such an obvious question that everyone already knows the answer…