Sergio Caredda

Part 5: Work Design

Sergio Caredda

Our Ultimate Q uest for the Meaning of Work has started with a Brief History of Work , where I tried to analyse the evolution of the meaning of work across time.

10 Essential HR Blogs

Sergio Caredda

Last week I’ve started a series of posts where I will showcase some of the main sources of reading and inspiration. After looking at the resources on Organisation Design , here is my list of HR blogs. These are blogs that focus on the wide topic of HR and People Management in general (I will focus on more specialised blogs in the future). These blogs are those that have provided more food for thought over the past years. Again, the listing is in casual random order. Josh Bersin.

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The Role of the HR Business Partner

Sergio Caredda

What is the role of an HR Business Partner? What is the ideal career path to becoming one? What is the difference between an HR Generalist and an HRBP? How do you ensure a real partnership with the business? What is the biggest challenge as an HRBP?

Part 2: The Discourses of Work through History

Sergio Caredda

Our Ultimate Quest for the Meaning of Work has started with a Brief History of Work , where I tried to analyse the evolution of the meaning of Work across time, with a specific focus on western culture.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Part 1: A Brief History of Work

Sergio Caredda

The Ultimate Q uest for the Meaning of Work cannot avoid looking into the depths of our History. In this first post of the series, I will try to give a quick overview of how the concept of Work has evolved, particularly with the surrounding forces behind it, including the overall society.

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5 Reasons Why Remote Work won’t Last. Unless you take these actions.

Sergio Caredda

Despite the increase of COVID-19 cases again in many countries (up to the point that some already speak of a Second Wave), many companies are planning their return to the office.

Part 3: When Work became a Job.

Sergio Caredda

Our Ultimate Quest for the Meaning of started with a Brief History of Work , where I tried to analyse the evolution of the meaning of work across time, with a specific focus on western culture.

The New Future of Work after Covid-19

Sergio Caredda

Is it time to re-think the Future of Work? We have spent the vast majority of the past decade to reason about ways to improve Remote Working. We have created the word “SmartWork” to make it all sound cooler. We have been argued and discussed the impact of AI and Machine Learning on the jobs of the future. All these discussions have been wiped away pretty quickly in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemics.

The New Future of Work after Covid-19

Sergio Caredda

Is it time to re-think the Future of Work? We have spent the vast majority of the past decade to reason about ways to improve Remote Working. We have created the word “SmartWork” to make it all sound cooler. We have been argued and discussed the impact of AI and Machine Learning on the jobs of the future. All these discussions have been wiped away pretty quickly in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemics.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

The hard route to flexibility: the risks of Remote Working

Sergio Caredda

What are the Risks of Remote Working? As Remote Working is still the hot topic of the year, thinking, from an HR perspective, what the risks of a fully flexible workforce are, is a simple consequence of the current discussion.

I Don’t want a New Normal.

Sergio Caredda

The New Normal has been a trending topic in the last weeks, as commentators of many different kinds have been trying to foresee what could happen after Covid19 pandemics settle. The language of a ‘new normal’ is being deployed almost as a way to defeat any uncertainty ushered in by the coronavirus. But the reality is that there is nothing ‘new’, and probably we shouldn’t even be looking at going back to a stage of ‘ normal ‘. Amy Edmondson has been very clear on this in a recent tweet.

Reinventing Work

Sergio Caredda

A few days ago, on the occasion of May 1st, I had writ ten a short post about “Rethinking Work”. In a moment where the Covid19 Pandemics seems to be at least partially under control, and governments around the world are all planning their “reopening” strategies, Work appears to be one of the big losers in the first impacts of the economic downturn. On the other side, there have been many calls to look at what can be positively built after this crisis.

May 1st 2020: Rethinking Work

Sergio Caredda

May 1st is Labour Day in most countries around the world. Although it still marks an ideological cleavage, as it was chosen as a date by the International, thus with a direct connection with Socialist and Communist movements, the sense of this day should not be lost. This year, this day of celebration is marked by the absence of workers , constrained in the most prolonged and most widespread lock-down in human history, due to the Covid19 pandemics.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

10 Essential Behavioural Science Blogs

Sergio Caredda

Behavioural Science is today one of the greatest contributors to the underpinning concepts of the Human Resources function. Which is why I tend to focus a lot on sources of thought in this area. In reality I will use the term very loosely, as often contributions would come from Psychology and Sociology angles as well, but after all these are all domains that influence Human Behaviours, and grasping an understanding of this is essential in People Management and Organisation Design.

Remote Work Maturity: how to evolve to Smart Work.

Sergio Caredda

Remote Work and Smart Work are two of the most used words in the wake of the Covid19 Pandemics. I have written before that the current scenario is forcing us into one of the largest technology adoption experiments ever , and this definitely has an impact on the way we work. However, I also think it is necessary to clarify that for many organisations this is simply a “transfer of activities” at home.

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The Value of Diversity for LGBT+ People

Sergio Caredda

What is the Value of Diversity for LGBT+ People? This question is not always easy to answer, as there are many factors to be considered. Assessing the value of Diversity at an individual level is not just a question of the business case. It is something that touches many facets of our personal experience: self-acceptance, awareness, authenticity , performance, management style and leadership, just to name a few.

What skills for the Future of Work?

Sergio Caredda

What skills for the f uture of work ? The entire topic of The Future of Work is being discussed a lot. I decided to give it a slightly different read, and I recently started to write some posts titled “ Build Your Skills ” for the Future of Work. I have put my focus on what I believe to be the critical skills for true Digital leaders in this complex Digital World.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Reinventing Work

Sergio Caredda

A few days ago, on the occasion of May 1st, I had writ ten a short post about “Rethinking Work”. In a moment where the Covid19 Pandemics seems to be at least partially under control, and governments around the world are all planning their “reopening” strategies, Work appears to be one of the big losers in the first impacts of the economic downturn. On the other side, there have been many calls to look at what can be positively built after this crisis.

Being Good Enough

Sergio Caredda

Taking part in a recent event , one of the speaker at a certain point mentioned a sentence that made me think. We need to have the courage to settle for Good Enough Results sometime. Good Enough seems a sentence that underpins a failure, not reaching results. But this is only apparent. We indeed need to accept that we can’t be on top of performance every day. We can’t exceed expectations always. So I embarked in quick research to see if there is something more around this concept.

What is VUCA? The dazzling power of uncertainty.

Sergio Caredda

VUCA is such a common acronym in today’s managerial jargon that many have lost a full understanding of what VUCA means. So I’ll try to summarise the main aspects of this concept, see how this affect individuals and organisations, and check what can be done about it. A particularly relevant topic as we live through the Covid-19 crisis and discuss Organisational Resilience , the Future of our Work and other changes that affect our lives. Including a very personal one, my own little VUCA.

What is VUCA? The dazzling power of uncertainty.

Sergio Caredda

VUCA is such a common acronym in today’s managerial jargon that many have lost a full understanding of what VUCA means. So I’ll try to summarise the main aspects of this concept, see how this affect individuals and organisations, and check what can be done about it. A particularly relevant topic as we live through the Covid-19 crisis and discuss Organisational Resilience , the Future of our Work and other changes that affect our lives. Including a very personal one, my own little VUCA.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

What skills for the Future of Work?

Sergio Caredda

What skills for the f uture of work ? The entire topic of The Future of Work is being discussed a lot. I decided to give it a slightly different read, and I recently started to write some posts titled “ Build Your Skills ” for the Future of Work. I have put my focus on what I believe to be the critical skills for true Digital leaders in this complex Digital World.

May 1st 2020: Rethinking Work

Sergio Caredda

May 1st is Labour Day in most countries around the world. Although it still marks an ideological cleavage, as it was chosen as a date by the International, thus with a direct connection with Socialist and Communist movements, the sense of this day should not be lost. This year, this day of celebration is marked by the absence of workers , constrained in the most prolonged and most widespread lock-down in human history, due to the Covid19 pandemics.

May 1st 2020: Rethinking Work

Sergio Caredda

May 1st is Labour Day in most countries around the world. Although it still marks an ideological cleavage, as it was chosen as a date by the International, thus with a direct connection with Socialist and Communist movements, the sense of this day should not be lost. This year, this day of celebration is marked by the absence of workers , constrained in the most prolonged and most widespread lock-down in human history, due to the Covid19 pandemics.

Building Psychological Safety

Sergio Caredda

The concept of Psychological Safety is not new. The term was used for the first time in the context of team performance by Amy Edmonson in a paper titled Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams , published in 1999. When the climate is psychologically safe, team members are not afraid to speak up; they engage in a productive dialogue that fosters the proactive learning behaviours required to understand the environment, the clients and solve problems together effectively.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Building Psychological Safety

Sergio Caredda

The concept of Psychological Safety is not new. The term was used for the first time in the context of team performance by Amy Edmonson in a paper titled Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams , published in 1999. When the climate is psychologically safe, team members are not afraid to speak up; they engage in a productive dialogue that fosters the proactive learning behaviours required to understand the environment, the clients and solve problems together effectively.

Build your Skills: Networking and Collaboration

Sergio Caredda

Networking and Collaboration are deemed by many among the critical skills to succeed in the Future of Work. With technology driving a continuous evolution of the way we interact with others, and Work itself transforming thanks to the different types of relationship it can create, understanding what’s needed to develop this skillset is a must. We have already talked about Collaboration reviewing the book with the same title by Morten Hansen.

Build your Skills: Networking and Collaboration

Sergio Caredda

Networking and Collaboration are deemed by many among the critical skills to succeed in the Future of Work. With technology driving a continuous evolution of the way we interact with others, and Work itself transforming thanks to the different types of relationship it can create, understanding what’s needed to develop this skillset is a must. We have already talked about Collaboration reviewing the book with the same title by Morten Hansen.

Build your Skills: Networking and Collaboration

Sergio Caredda

Networking and Collaboration are deemed by many among the critical skills to succeed in the Future of Work. With technology driving a continuous evolution of the way we interact with others, and Work itself transforming thanks to the different types of relationship it can create, understanding what’s needed to develop this skillset is a must. We have already talked about Collaboration reviewing the book with the same title by Morten Hansen.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

From Diversity and Inclusion to Belonging

Sergio Caredda

Over the past two decades, many organisations have launched programs in Diversity and Inclusion. In many sectors, however, data shows that these programs have largely failed. Data shows that especially in the technology sector, the number of Women and minorities employees is not growing. In a famous article appeared on HBR.

From Diversity and Inclusion to Belonging

Sergio Caredda

Over the past two decades, many organisations have launched programs in Diversity and Inclusion. In many sectors, however, data shows that these programs have largely failed. Data shows that especially in the technology sector, the number of Women and minorities employees is not growing. In a famous article appeared on HBR. a few years ago, Pat Wadors mentioned the following: I realized that D&I grabs my intellect — it’s an organizational challenge that must be addressed — but not my heart.

The New Future of Work after Covid-19

Sergio Caredda

Is it time to re-think the Future of Work? We have spent the vast majority of the past decade to reason about ways to improve Remote Working. We have created the word “SmartWork” to make it all sound cooler. We have been argued and discussed the impact of AI and Machine Learning on the jobs of the future. All these discussions have been wiped away pretty quickly in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemics.

The Power of Saying Yes

Sergio Caredda

The Power of Saying Yes is a key concept I have devised from Expanding the Vocabulary of Yes is another great takeaway that I got from reading the book from Frank J. Barrett Yes to the Mess. The way he explains this is that one of the biggest blocks to creativity and improvisation is getting stuck wishing the situation was different.

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.