We Don’t Talk Anymore

Mark Fogel Communication, Email, Mark Fogel

Folks don’t talk anymore at work. It is just too easy to text or type email bombs to colleagues all day long. Some folks think this is more efficient or effective. I don’t. Even external client interactions are shying away from personal communication, hiding behind automated systems and online chat. Recently I had a bad experience with McGraw-Hill publishing that …

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Mark Fogel

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a call to action. To get there we need to move beyond just offering sexy ideas and put actionable programs to the test. The HR community loves sexy ideas, aren’t we the folks who …

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

Mark Fogel Change, Mark Fogel, Risks

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, “Sometimes you need to just say ‘what the ****’ and take some risks.” The quote comes from the movie Risky Business. Joel, the character played by Tom Cruise, is much like a teenage version of an HR pansy. Coasting through life on smarts, good looks …

College: The Perfect Place for HR to Reshape the Future

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Change Management, HR, Mark Fogel

Colleges may just be the place for HR to reshape its future. As a part-time grad professor at Adelphi University, I get to play a small part in changing the HR narrative with MBA students every semester. I teach the one required HR course in the MBA curriculum twice a year and an additional elective on occasion. I believe it is an important …

Let’s Get Back to “Old School” HR in 2017

Mark Fogel HR Technology, Mark Fogel, Old School

It’s time for HR folks to step back from their reliance on Technology and go “Old School.” Recently, Bill Belichick, the head coach of the NFL New England Patriots, announced he was ditching the use of a Microsoft Tablet on the sidelines and going back to his old system of still pictures  to make in-game decisions. He was going back …