9 Dimensions for measuring the Culture of Innovation

Innovation is more than a management buzzword and cool trend. Understood as the ability of a company (or a professional) to do things differently (either in a disruptive or continued manner) and thereby obtain better results is definitely one of the keys for an organizationto achieve its business objectives, differentiating clearly from the competition in the context of the 21st century organization. Fashions and trends aside, the key is not to innovate, but do it before others… Nevertheless, even though it is undeniably crucial to drive innovation, few companies have embraced the development of a culture of innovation as a source of value creation for the business. Indeed, although they are aware of the importance of fostering a culture of … Leer más →

10 Powerful Questions for Leading People

As each day passes more and more companies uphold the belief that people are the real key to achieving results. A belief which corroborates the decisive role that leadership plays in the achievement of business success. If we get down to the truth of the matter, people have always been the focus of leadership…but that leadership has been one impervious to new approaches, a leadership designed to protect the modus operandi and the established status quo, where the centralisation of information has reigned, sustained by strict procedures that ultimately constrict decision making… and still…results were obtained ‘from people’ But now, getting results from people is not enough. The changes that we have experienced in the business world in the last … Leer más →

Sobre Personas y Organizaciones… el Oro de la Pasión ;-)

Hace ya casi cuatro años decidí activar algunos verbos… crear, innovar, cuestionar, preguntar, conocer, y, por supuesto, escribir y compartir… el resultado de todo ello como ya sabéis es este espacio llamado “Sobre Personas y Organizaciones”: Un Blog por y para todos aquellos que quieran mirar la gestión de personas en las organizaciones desde otra óptica… un blog que cuestiona la realidad desde una perspectiva constructiva… en definitiva, un blog troyano 😉 Hace unos meses el destino, conocedor de mi pasión por el Basket, me regaló una conversación con uno de los deportistas que más admiro… Pau Gasol, quizás sean esas coincidencias adorables e inolvidables que te regala la vida… Aquella tarde de Mayo conversamos sobre liderazgo, sobre valores, sobre … Leer más →

The Human Resources Crossroad

The need to redefine the HR role becomes more pressing with the passing of time. We live in a change of era, rather than in an era of change: we hear this more and more every day. And this isn’t a dramatic prediction but a well founded and objective statement. This change of era will impact directly on the survival of the HR discipline. This post is not about the reasons that justify why HR must start working thoroughly on its reinvention or redefinition. To appreciate the real need for such a change, I suggest you read in detail the monograph written by Santiago Garcia published in the December edition of the magazine ‘Nuevas Tendencias’. This text, which in fact … Leer más →