The Skills of Tomorrow: How Critical Roles Are Evolving
Even the most sophisticated predictive analytics will not be able to anticipate your organization’s future skills needs — too much is changing too fast. A better way to stay ahead: position the enterprise to flex as new job requirements arise. To do that, develop sensing mechanisms, including an external market perspective. Enter the “skills life cycle,” which leverages nearly eight million job postings from S&P 100 companies to visualize how the most competitive positions for information security, supply chain, finance and HR are changing — which skills are increasingly sought, and which are waning in listings.
Smash 3 Cybersecurity Myths to Improve Employee Behavior
Employees flouting cybersecurity rules is an intractable problem in the workplace — and it’s an issue that’s not going away. And executive leaders who try to enforce more secure behavior by shining the spotlight on security awareness, or through good “tone at the top,” are likely doing little to improve the situation. A rethink is required: lighten the burden of compliance, hold people accountable and put risks into context.
Collaboration Hot Spots: What’s Frustrating (and What Works) for 5 Enterprise Activities Where Functions Pull Together
At least three functions — and at times, seven or more — get involved when organizations tackle these important challenges: resilience, customer experience, ESG, information governance and innovation. Hundreds of responses from surveys of executives working on these activities provide a glimpse into the state of play — who’s involved, what’s not going so well and, in conclusion, what might separate the good results from the bad.
The Whiteboard: Big Questions About Strengthening Objectivity in Business Processes
Have you heard about the hot hand, anchoring, overconfidence, groupthink, recency or the halo effect? These are just six of the dozens of mental shortcuts that create human-reasoning errors everywhere, including, of course, in business activities. Different cognitive biases may crop up depending on whether you’re conducting an audit, investing in cryptocurrency, or deciding on a performance management system. Can we help decision-makers fight fallacies and minimize the problems they cause?