Recent media coverage has promoted a new and relaxed style of workplace culture. Gone are the cubicles, the stodgily suits, and the endless rooms of files. These are new and exciting places to work, but are they realistic? On the other hand, you’ve seen assembly lines where it seems each worker’s hand motions are prescribed. Boring? Maybe, but industries such as these are able to churn out product with incredible efficiency. There tends to be two schools of thoughts on the correct approach to the workplace. One is geared toward creativity, the other towards efficiency. Perhaps a new approach is the correct one. A workplace which can strike a fair balance of both has the potential to unlock new levels of success. READ MORE Workplace Culture: Balancing Creativity and Efficiency
According to The Wall Street Journal “…research shows that 30% of company performance is driven by leadership and management. Without HR’s focus on issues like succession planning and leadership development, the leadership pipeline significantly suffers and so likely will the company’s bottom line.” As you have heard from us before, the first step to growing human resources is to determine how the department will support growth by aligning its functions with the business’s greater growth strategy. This way HR can plan for any potential challenges or changes within the business and ultimately fulfill the role for which it was intended.
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