Want Better Work Teams? Hire More Women…

Tim Sackett Organizational Development, Performance, Tim Sackett

The Harvard Business Review recently highlighted a recent study by Professors Anita Woolley and Thomas Malone, in which the researchers studied how team/group diversification would impact overall team intelligence (you can view their explanation of the findings in Defend Your Research: What Makes A Team Smarter? More Women).  Big surprise to all us husbands, they found that teams with more women are smarter!  From the article: “The …

The Next Recruitment Silver Bullet – Are You Going to Fall for it?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Social Recruiting

Usually my rants move from topic to topic and I was ready to move on, until I learned last week that it’s unlikely any of us at FOT (especially Sackett after his Casey Anthony post) will ever find a job again.  That’s right, let me introduce you to Social Intelligence, the next fad in recruitment!  For a fee, they’ll go …

911 Is a Joke … And So Are Most Performance Assessments…

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Organizational Development, Performance, Social Network Analysis

Get up, get, get down… 911 is a joke in yo’ town. Unfortunately, so are the majority of performance assessments. And no, it doesn’t take sporting a Viking Helmet to realize the why behind the ineptitude. It’s because they’re nothing more than how one human being (usually a Manager) rates another. As we all know, that ‘rating’ is littered by …

Who Knew There Was A Future HR Manager in Lord of the Flies?

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

‘And you shut up! Who are you, anyway? Sitting there – telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing – ’ ‘I’m chief. I was chosen.’ ‘Why should choosing make any difference? Just giving orders that don’t make any sense – ’ ‘Piggy’s got the conch.’ ‘That’s right – favour Piggy as you always do – ’ …

HR Psychographics: “Observable Distaste for Team Sports” While Clinging to Empty Relics of “Human Capital”…

Josh Letourneau Audacious Ideas, HR, Joshua Letourneau, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting

I don’t know about any of you, but I’m straight-up interested in the upcoming research about How HR Thinks and Feels. And if you think I’m saying this because FOT has some stake in it, that just aint true.  Even FOT’s own Tim Sacket wrote a skeptical post about the research, reminding us that we need to be careful forming …

PLEASE SHUT UP: The Idiot-Proof Coaching Tool for Managers (FOT/HR Capitalist Webcast)

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Negotiation, Organizational Development, Performance, Steve Boese

Steve Boese (HR Technology Blog, HR Happy Hour) and I are rocking the casbah (that’s right, shareef don’t like it..) with Sonar6 at this month’s Fistful of Talent webinar entitled, “PLEASE SHUT UP: The Idiot-Proof Coaching Tool for Managers“.  Sonar6 is hosting this shindig, so I’ll link to the registration below and cut and paste the rundown they did.  It’s going to be good: “This month …

HR Owns This One. Bellweathers – Charlie Sheen – HR Capitalist

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

You are what you eat. You are what you drive. You are where you live. You are who you put up with. Is Charlie Sheen an Employee Bellwether? At first Charlie Sheen was an interesting side note to all the crazy stuff associated with the star-laden left coast. Then he became something more. He became headline news.  He became a …

A Question for Linkedin Aficionados – Oh and HR Folks Too…

Paul Hebert Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Social Recruiting

There was a time when competence was a necessary evil for doing your job.  I remember a day when my boss actually expected me to know how to write a proposal.  He/She wanted me to understand the ins and outs of designing reward and recognition programs.  I was actually held accountable for learning my craft and understanding how what I …

The Obama/Clinton Press Conference – A Lesson In Leadership…

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance

Unless you’ve been in isolation from the outside world this past weekend you’ve no doubt heard the hub bub over the impromptu press conference held by Presidents Obama and Clinton last Friday.  Far as I can tell Obama is being universally panned for this move with some going so far as to say he’s officially “jumped the shark” and his …