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#Nextchat: HR’s Role in Organizational Change


Rapid development of new business technologies and breakthrough innovations have become the new normal for organizations in the 21st century. Businesses are now more frequently encountering shifts in the global economy, changes to customer populations and fierce competition from an increasingly crowded marketplace. And when change is encountered, organizations and their employees are impacted in positive and negative ways.

To remain viable, organizations must be agile—prepared to act and change quickly as the need arises.

To deal with this rapid pace of change and innovation, it is critical for organizations and...


#SHRMDIV Interview with Shilpa Pherwani of IBIS Consulting Group


IBIS Consulting Group is one of the major sponsors of the sold out event 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Shilpa Sherwani, CEO and Principal. She was one of the speakers last year. Shilpa started as an intern at IBIS when she came to the US to further her education. She is an Organizational Psychologist by training and pursued a master’s in Organizational Development.

What inspired you to specialize in Diversity and Inclusion?

As an immigrant and a woman of color, I wanted to...


SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcomes attendees to the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Expo #SHRMDIV


SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcomes the more than 900 people attending this year's Society for Human Resource Management Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition.






From Military Service to the Civilian Workforce - #SHRMDIV Interview with Carol Eggert

Transitioning from Active Duty to a Civilian career can be a struggle for many of our Military and Veterans, but with the right cultural fit built into organizations, efforts can seem effortless.  

As a Public Affairs Officer in the Navy Reserves, I am personally and passionately engaged in supporting our United States Military and Veteran community, and I am proud to serve as ManTech International’s Military Ambassador.  As a government contractor with about 8,000 employees, of which are 47 percent Veterans – we strongly advocate for those who have served and continue to serve our country.  

The 2018 SHRM Diversity &...


The Many Costs of Fragmentation



In my 30 years of experience as an organization design practitioner, I’ve observed how commonly fragmented thinking occurs in business today. It has become ingrained into all aspects of organizations. It is a hangover from the Taylorist view of breaking work down into small, (supposedly) easier to manage and measure chunks. This ends up being formalized into organizational ways of working, structure, measurement and even rewards. Individuals and teams try to maximize performance in their small fragment – often at the expense of performance upstream and downstream – losing sight...


Organizational Change



I have a fun activity for everyone. I would like for you to raise your hand if you have ever experienced organizational change? Is your hand raised? I know mine is. Organizational change could be anything from a reorg of your company, reduction in force, acquisitions, mergers, growth investments, etc.

My company is currently going through a growth investment, which is similar to an acquisition/merger, but we’re told it’s slightly different. A growth investment is a type of investment strategy that concentrates on increasing the value of the financial assets....


Transforming HR While you Transact with Technology



While busy evaluating the talent match-up of a potential transaction in the digital era, HR professionals should also glance in the mirror at their own approach to the digital age. Back in 2016, the global EY organization conducted a study that found 65% of HR rules-based processes have the potential to be automated. This year, a survey jointly conducted by the EY organization, DDI and the Conference Board found that about 70% of HR professionals saw an increased need to up their game in applying HR technology and analytical skills,...


#Nextchat RECAP: Preparing for Open Enrollment Success

On October 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with Michelle Kohlhof (@MKohlHR), director of human resources with ExecuTech Strategic Consulting about Preparing for Open Enrollment Success.  

If you missed this excellent chat filled with great tips and advice for an efficient and successful open enrollment, you can read all the tweets here:




#SHRMDiv Speaker Spotlight: Q & A with Shirley Davis, Ph.D., CSP


I have come to the end of my interviews with some of the amazing presenters for the SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDiv). To provide some context, I got the opportunity to interview some #SHRMDiv speakers in the course of deciding on which sessions to attend. As a first-time attendee, I really wanted to gain an insight into the conference and learn more about the speakers. The first post can be found here and the second, here.

The final edition of...