The HR Revolution Will Be Designed

The HR Revolution Will Be Designed

A few years ago I found the world’s cutest mug. It had a little pug on the front, was large and perfect for drinking tea on a cozy Sunday. It was about 10 minutes after using that mug… tea all down my shirt and my fingers squished into an impossibly small handle.. that I threw it out. “Who the hell designed this thing” I said when I tossed it into the trash bin.

So much of our life is like that mug. It might look good or be necessary, but no one thought of you or your needs when it was created.

That is what Design Thinking solves.

It’s Your Culture, Not Your Compensation Program That’s Broken

It’s Your Culture, Not Your Compensation Program That’s Broken

I recently read Todd Zenger’s article in Harvard Business Review, “The Case Against Pay Transparency.” Mr. Zenger makes great point after great point about how a transparent pay program can destroy a culture. He argues that opening up pay conversations and information with employees can lead to a culture of politicking, division, and disengagement.

Zenger isn’t wrong.

If your organization is pocked with strife, infighting, and division, you should be cautious to implement pay transparency .

What Harvey Weinstein Taught Me About HR

What Harvey Weinstein Taught Me About HR

Like many women, I feel a sense of profound anger and also relief by the many national conversations about sexual harassment following the Harvey Weinstein revelations. It’s maddening that someone would abuse their power in such a way, but having it addressed openly and seeing the outpouring of support through movements like #Metoo has been comforting. Though the aggressive sexual behavior that Weinstein displayed is not a common experience in workplaces, the day-to-day sexism, jokes, comments, and leers are.