All posts tagged: HR

HR should be the digital transformation leader because, in reality, “digitalization challenges” are work culture challenges

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in October 2015 ……

HR is the function in most organizations that is the least advanced digitally speaking.

My findings over past years: HR is not very social, nor very collaborative.

In 2011, the data showed that HR was the least involved stakeholder in social media internally and externally. Here. (more…)

Can HR Help Bridge the Gap?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in september 2015 ……

The internal digital work environment has evolved dramatically over recent years. I have conducted surveys and written reports annually on “digital inside” since 2006. This October I’ll be attended HR Tech World Congress in Paris on October 27 – 28.  I will be interviewing speakers and attendees, and collecting input on this question: Is HR helping to bridge the gap between words and actions — between intentions and reality — when it comes to digital inside organizations? And if so, how? (more…)

HR stuck in the middle: management versus people

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in May 2014 ……

Today, it is clear that  HR, in most organizations, is not yet playing a strategic role of thinking about and preparing for the future workplace.  I asked 314 organizations around the world the following question:

“Which parts of your organization are thinking about and preparing for the future workplace?

This includes strategy and practical guidance. It covers new people skills such as online collaboration, leading virtual teams, participatory management, socially driven work practices. It also includes thinking about where people work, how to facilitate mobility, what is required in building facilities and services and so on.”


HR talks back – from the trenches

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in July 2013 ……

My HR series “Is HR the missing player we are waiting for in the digital workplace?” has triggered some strong reactions. In this post I’ll start with anecdotes from the dark side and finish with inspiration from the bright side.

First, the series of 3 questions I asked: What’s different when HR co-leads the digital workplace? then Why is HR late in social collaboration? and finally What future for HR? (more…)

How far down the ladder is the intranet manager?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in May 2009 ……

Raising senior management awareness of the role of the intranet is a key priority for lots of enterprises.

In preparation for this year’s Global Intranet Strategies survey, I did some preliminary pre-survey research with the members of the NetJMC & Co Linkedin group of intranet managers and asked them where they were placed in their organizations. (more…)

The HR edge – joker card in the intranet game

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in July 2008 ……

The HR function is the most variable and least predictable among all the key intranet players. Depending on the organisation, HR may be strategic, may manage knowledge sharing and skills building, or may simply handle administration and pay.

Today I was with 2 different organisations, one a very large global company and the other a very large French company. Both had HR departments that are leading initiatives on their intranets – but in 2 very different ways. (more…)