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  • Agile Talent Slides

    Slides from session held in Chicago in June 2016. 

    Agile Talent
    Dave Ulrich
    Norm Smallwood
    Jun 14-15, 2016
    The Challenge: How to Leverage Talent You Don’t Own

    Campbell’s Soup and PepsiCo rely on anthropologists to understand customer tastes and preferences.  Google and Intel engage experts in social science and biomechanics to assess how people think about and…

  • Building A More Agile Organization (RBL Institute Mini-forum, Dec 2014)

    On December 16th, the RBL Institute held a Mini Forum call on “Building a More Agile Organization.”

    We live in a “VUCA” world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous).  Every day brings new, unforeseen and increasingly complex challenges that need to be effectively addressed. A critical role of HR is to champion change, which includes strengthening the organization’s resiliency to succeed in a world of continuous change and uncertainty. This includes helping…

  • Leveraging Agile Talent (Nov 2018)

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    Nearly all contemporary organizations are increasing their use of talent from the outside–by engaging individuals, teams, and even firms in non-traditional work relationships and alternate forms of employment—for strategic ends. This expanding dependence on external resources, along with the greater reliance on highly trained experts, the greater availability of expertise in response to educational and economic opportunity, and the changing interests and expectations of the emerging workforce—add up to the…

  • Leveraging Multiple Generations at Work

    On April 18, the RBL Institute held a mini forum call on “Leveraging multiple generations at work.”

    For the first time in history we have five different generations of employees working at the same time. Communication styles and preferences, technological savvy, and work preferences vary across these groups. This brings unique challenges that managers must learn to navigate. The best firms are recognizing this opportunity and putting in place innovative…

  • Social Citizen Stewardship

    In an information rich, volatile, and complex business context, firms have to demonstrate value to all stakeholders, employees, customers, investors, and communities. Serving communities includes many issues: addressing political and policy issues, encouraging corporate social responsibility, advocating for ecological sustainability, and performing philanthropy. HR plays a central role in helping shape an organization’s leadership and social citizenship responsibility.

    This 2-day think tank for RBL Institute members addresses key ways that…