by Heather Bussing
I'm a LEAN practitioner and have, for years now, been totally excited when watching teams innovate and improve their work flows, processes and systems. What I have always loved about LEAN is that it requires the people who do the work be asked or participate in the improvement of the work. Novel concept, eh? Being an ornery consultant, I take this one step further and rarely let supervisors or managers "in the room" when brainstorming or ideation is occurring as they are the ultimate killjoys.
The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference – the 20th annual by the way – is now about two weeks away. This annual gathering, celebration, and showcase of all things HR technology related has quickly become one of my favorite HR events of the year, one I continually look forward to. I am admittedly a conference junkie and enjoy the opportunity to immerse myself and learn a few new things regardless of the topic, but the reason HR Tech has become one of my favorite, a definite on my priority list of must attend events each year, is that it really allows me to step outside my day to day and think differently; to think bigger.
“We need more women in leadership roles.”
Former Google SVP of HR and Best-Selling Author Laszlo Bock to Deliver Keynote at 20th Annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition®
The 2016 HR Technology Conference has now come and gone; another year, another fantastic show. This year’s iteration offered all that one has come to expect, and then some. The addition of the Women in HR Technology pre-conference summit was certainly a highlight (but you can read all about that in my previous post).
Have you ever wondered why some of the teams at your organization become dysfunctional? The answer may be that they were never compatible from the start.