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Investing in People

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives Third Edition

John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio, & Alexis Fink

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Reinventing Jobs

Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

Ravin Jesuthasan, & John Boudreau

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Black Holes and White Spaces

Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project

John Boudreau, Carolyn Lavelle Rearick & Ian Ziskin

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It’s Annoying if Your Workplace is Truly Inclusive

Rapid change and unpredictability require integrating diverse views, and it will — and should — make you uncomfortable.

The words “diverse” and “divided” share a common root, but different interpretations. Leaders seek to increase “diversity,” measured by differences in the workforce (gender, race, heritage, discipline, etc). Leaders also want to minimize “divisions” measured by annoyance → Read More: It’s Annoying if Your Workplace is Truly Inclusive

How Workforce Changes and Technology Will Affect Organizations in the Future

There are two forces working in tandem to change and redefine how work is going to happen in the future. These two elements, the democratization of work and technological empowerment, are already forcing organizations to rethink how they approach human capital optimization.

In a recent webinar hosted by RiseSmart, “How to Risk-Optimize Your Human Capital → Read More: How Workforce Changes and Technology Will Affect Organizations in the Future

Webinar: Lead the Work

John and Ian Gover of Everwise discuss current trends, how to plan in a world with increasing uncertainty, and other themes from John’s book “Lead the Work.”

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The Future of HR - An Interview for HR Edge Magazine

John Boudreau discusses short-term trends and long-term opportunities for the HR profession in an interview by Althea Gordon.

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Why HR Must Evolve to Address the “Future of Work”

The forces shaping the future of society are impacting more than just how we live. They are impacting how we work too. Long gone are standard forty-hour work weeks made up of five consecutive eight-hour days. Our fast-evolving work ecosystems are now incredibly diverse, made up of people engaging via traditional employment, as well as → Read More: Why HR Must Evolve to Address the “Future of Work”

Will Automation “Terminate” Occupations? Deconstructing Work Reveals the Answer

Automation and artificial intelligence will undoubtedly have profound effects on the future of work. One widely-cited estimate suggests that 47% of work in the U.S. may soon be automated. It is easy to get caught up in the hype of “worker versus machine,” but that overlooks the fundamental role that HR and other organization and → Read More: Will Automation “Terminate” Occupations? Deconstructing Work Reveals the Answer

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent — and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, structured, and done in new ways, increasingly through arrangements outside of regular full-time employment. → Read More: Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

It's Time To Blow Up Job Descriptions

Here’s a brainteaser: You are given a candle, a box of tacks and a book of matches. How do you attach the candle to a wall so that it can be lit without dripping wax onto the floor below?

The solution to Duncker’s candle problem is to deconstruct the box of tacks into its parts → Read More: It’s Time To Blow Up Job Descriptions

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