Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lighthouses 2024 | World Economic Forum

Leadership & Culture

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remain a top priority for many organizations. However, translating this priority into quantifiable, scalable, and sustainable DEI practices remains a challenge for many. To aid organizations in navigating this journey and implementing impactful DEI practices, this comprehensive 38-page report offers valuable insights. One section starting on page 9 covers seven case studies featuring organizations …

Read More

Tags:

How to Create a Transformation That Lasts | BCG

Leadership & Culture

I have been receiving an increasing number of resource requests on the topic of strategies and tactics for successful organizational transformations. With numerous organizations undergoing various types of transformations and a reported 70% failure rate of organizational transformation efforts in general, many practitioners and business leaders are actively seeking ideas and practices to enhance the …

Read More

Tags:

Leadership Development Is Failing Us. Here’s How to Fix It | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

Many organizations incorporate leadership development programs as a critical component of their leadership development strategy. However, as organizations find ways to maximize their talent investments, proving the tangible return on investment for these programs has grown increasingly essential. This article highlights the limitations of current leadership development programs and underscores the need for a more evidence-based …

Read More

Tags:

Return-to-Office Plans Don’t Have to Undermine Employee Autonomy | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

As organizations continue to navigate the return to physical office locations, this new article emphasizes the need for organizations to align their return-to-office transition with the values they advocate to their workforce. It highlights the potential conflict between mandates for returning to the office and values such as employee flexibility, inclusion, well-being, empowerment, and autonomy if not approached strategically and …

Read More

Tags:

Transition Strategies to Overcome the High Cost of New-Leader Failure | People + Strategy

Leadership & Culture

The high failure rate of newly hired and promoted executives within 12-18 months in their new roles is well-documented. According to a report by DDI, nearly 50% of externally hired executives and 35% of internally promoted leaders fall short of performance expectations in their positions. As the business environment and workplace issues become increasingly complex, leaders, especially those …

Read More

Tags:

What’s Fueling Burnout in Your Organization? | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

The issue of employee burnout continues to be a significant concern for many organizations. Burnout, characterized by an ongoing imbalance between job demands and available resources, leads to undesirable outcomes, such as extreme fatigue and diminished creativity and problem-solving abilities. While excessive workload is frequently identified as the primary cause, this article highlights an often-overlooked …

Read More

Tags:

The Role of Culture in Enabling Change | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

As leaders continue to manage various change initiatives, organizational culture—shorthand for describing ‘how we do things in our organization’—is a critical enabler (or inhibitor) of these changes. However, as highlighted in this new article, the enablers of cultural change vary based on the specific type of change the organization aims to achieve. To effectively use culture as an …

Read More

Tags:

Disclosing a Chronic Illness Condition at Work | The University of Melbourne

Leadership & Culture

This 27-page research paper presents insights from a study focused on the experiences of individuals in leadership roles dealing with their chronic illnesses at work. Unlike acute illnesses, chronic conditions require ongoing management and can involve unpredictable flares, posing challenges to those dealing with them. The research highlights how these individuals grapple with disclosing such health …

Read More

Tags:

CEOs Can Make (or Break) an Organization Redesign | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

This article emphasizes the importance of a CEO’s leadership in successfully implementing organizational redesign efforts. It notes how “CEOs must take a proactive lead in organization redesign due to its profound impact on culture and employees. Only the CEO possesses the comprehensive view necessary to minimize unintended consequences.” The authors present five guiding principles aimed at …

Read More

Tags:

Managers Are Cracking and More Training Won’t Help | Gartner

Leadership & Culture

Managers play a significant role in influencing the engagement, retention, and performance of their teams. However, the increasing complexity and pressures of the manager role raise concerns about unrealistic demands placed on them by organizations. These demands not only affect managers’ well-being and performance but also have a ripple effect on their teams and overall business outcomes. …

Read More