Carnival of HR – The Hangover Edition
Posted by Mark Bennett on March 3, 2010
Here it is!
Have you ever had that moment in an organization where you or someone stops and says:
- “Wait a minute, how did we get into this spot?”
- “Doesn’t [Joe/Sally] know how that works? Has anyone seen them?”
- “Why are we doing things this way?”
- “Didn’t we just experience this very same thing last [week/month/quarter/year/decade]?”
Maybe it’s happened a lot. Well, you’re not alone! This is what you might call, “The Hangover Effect.” You wake up, or you hear about a problem, or you find yourself in the middle of a crisis, or you come out of a meeting, and it’s pretty clear things aren’t right at a deeper level, yet no one really knows what happened or how. If you saw “The Hangover”, it might resemble that feeling the main characters had when they woke up and could not explain their current situation whatsoever. They were virtually amnesiacs.
We asked last week for posts about this theme (and posts outside the theme as well) and we did get some! A heartfelt thanks to all the contributors and to Shauna for allowing us to host the carnival. So here they are – enjoy!
- Michael D. Haberman, SPHR leads off with that throbbing headache for HR and business owners – Business Under Assault: Increased Regulation and Enforcement Proposed.
- Prasad Oommen Kurian‘s Accelerated learning and Rites of passage looks at the “Hangover Effect” in attempted role transitions and behavioral changes. It explores the possible “medicinal value” of “rites of passage” and “rituals” in dealing with hangovers related to the previous roles and previous patterns of behavior.
- Cathy Missildine-Martin had a serious hangover from dealing with a company that does not focus on the customer and describes How Culture Leads to Profits.
- Bryon Abramowitz hits home on how some hangovers can last an incredibly long time in The HR Technology Hangover. Bonus: it also comes with a terrific graphic Bryon found.
- Trish McFarlane provides the cure in Compassion As A HR Skill? (The HR Hangover Follow Up).
- Humor at work? We can’t do that? We’re a serious business… Drew Tarvin tackles 5 myths of humor at work that are left over from the old way of doing business.
- Magdalena Meller discusses the importance of the Customer Experience Team and the important role HR needs to play in The Weakest Link of a Customer Experience Team
- Kelly Dingee covers the shared accountability that both individuals as well as recruiters have in Stop Whining About Your Online Privacy. There is None.
- Gautam Ghosh connects the four types of perceiving and processing to the best suited type of learning content in Designing Training for Organization 2.0
- Benjamin McCall provides a balanced and thoughtful perspective in CBS Undercover Boss: What Works, What doesn’t.
- Kevin Eikenberry shares his insight in Coaching Matters, conveying its value in a “you don’t know what you’ve got ’till it’s gone” sort of way and its universality in how we all have something to offer here.
- Naomi Bloom sets the foundation for taking us on the journey through her strategic HRM delivery systems planning methodology in Follow The Yellow Brick Road Part I: Business Environment And Challenges
- Wally Bock shares 4 Reasons Why Being a Boss is Not an Olympic Event. Olympic athletes are fun and inspiring to watch. But they’re lousy role models for a boss. Everyone else takes their chances. And everyone pretends they don’t notice the cameras.
- Jason Seiden shares an incredibly awkward yet powerful lesson in understanding the other person’s perspective in Who Are You to Judge Your Manager?
- Chris Young makes a compelling argument for finding and developing leaders that help the culture adapt to the rapidly changing business environment in Corporate Culture Change, Leadership, and “Viewpoints”
- Melissa Prusher spends Ten Minutes with Gerry Crispin, Industry Expert where he shares recruiting trends to watch in 2010 and how recruiting differs around the world. Read on to learn some best practices for recruiting in different cultures and how to effectively use social media to attract high performers.
- Susan Heathfield covers the Unpredictable (Predictable) Consequences of Unemployment. The emotional, mental, familial, workplace, and societal consequences of the current level of unemployment will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives and prospects of millions. A whole generation will discover that life isn’t exactly what they (or their parents) prepared them to experience.
- Steve Boese talks about Real Excitement describing how true enthusiasm for a brand or an organization looks and feels, from the setting of an English football match. Faking enthusiasm certainly can be tried, but it will not endure.
- Denise OBerry highlights a growing trend and shares crucial advice about Integrating a New Team Member Into Your Virtual Team.
- Marsha Keeffer has a hilarious and touching story about dealing with the unexpected in Santa Baby: HR Wants Me To Manage What??!
- Erik Samdahl sent in a post by Mark Vickers that points out the difficulty companies can have in “walking the talk” and provides concrete advice for overcoming it in Serious About Sustainability in 2010.
- Mark Stelzner sends a powerful and inspiring (and sometimes daunting) message to all in You Are HR.
- Jon Ingham highlights two important takeaways from recent research around what CEOs are really looking for in Developing new talent management strategies for 2010.
- Mike VanDervort provides in-depth perspective and insight about What the Public Sector is (and maybe should be doing) about jobs.
- UPDATE: Lance Haun shares a very important message and insight in Employer Driven Health Care Still Stuck In Neutral. (Apologies, Lance, for not including this in the original post!)
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