Solo or Symphony?

Do your C-suite leaders have the same view of your workforce?

Posted by Robert A. Dicks, Michael Fuchs, and Garry Spinks on April 23, 2019.

We’ve all seen those images that seem to show one thing, but when the camera pulls back or shifts to another angle, we find out the real picture is quite different than it first appeared. It can be the same when looking at the business. Every C-suite includes a variety of functional specialists who consider the business through their particular lens, whether it’s the CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CHRO—whomever it might be. The CEO is tasked with minding the big, presumably complete, picture. But pulling that true picture together, particularly in terms of most organizations’ biggest expense—the workforce—means the C-suite has to start thinking and acting symphonically about workforce decisions, rather than as a collection of solo acts.

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Creating value and meaning in the social enterprise


Posted by Michael Gretczko on February 12, 2019.

As organizations transition from business enterprise into social enterprises that meld business and social purposes, they have to leverage their human capital more effectively. Doing so is key to not only driving performance but also arriving at and navigating the crucial intersection where performance meets purpose. So what does it mean to make best use of people’s skills and abilities, especially when the future of work includes robots and people working side by side?

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Leading in a disruptive world

Four takeaways from the 2018 Next Generation CHRO Academy

Posted by Tom Morrison and Joanne Stephane on August 10, 2018.

The lead trend in the 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report is for the C-suite to act as a unified “symphonic” team, rather than a collection of functional specialists. Moving out of traditional silos and applying the collective expertise and experience of the entire executive team is seen as the most effective way to solve complex, multifaceted problems.1 At Deloitte Consulting’s annual Next Generation CHRO Academy, a select group of Chief HR Officer-aspiring HR and business leaders convened to focus on what it means to be this kind of decisive, influential C-suite leader in a world of ongoing disruption.

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