The demand for organizational accountability has never been greater. The future of work, talent, and employment are changing at an unprecedented pace, and organizational decisions about how to invest in people are under increasing scrutiny. Leaders realize their decisions about human resources are crucial in an uncertain and interconnected world, yet decisions about people remain among the least systematic and evidence-based, compared to resources such as money and technology. Investing in People draws upon state-of-the art practice and research across disciplines including psychology, economics, accounting, and finance to provide HR professionals and leaders with proven guidelines for evaluating key HR initiatives.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.
Your organization has made the decision to adopt automation and artificial intelligence technologies. Now, you face difficult and stubborn questions about how to implement that decision: How, when, and where should we apply automation in our organization? Is it a stark choice between humans versus machines? How do we stay on top of these technological trends as work and automation continue to evolve?
In his Forbes article, “Why We Need to Rethink Jobs to Get the Most from AI,” Adi Gaskell references the four steps to successfully apply automation to the workplace in “Revinventing Jobs,” written by CEO’s John Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan.
Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau will present findings from their forthcoming book, Reinventing Jobs, with Harvard Business Press. They will describe a new set of tools to answer these daunting questions.
Tracing changes in a global sample of firms across the US, Europe, and Asia, this landmark volume by Ed Lawler and John Boudreau (Stanford University Press, 2018) provides an international benchmark against which to measure a company’s HR practice.
John Boudreau shares how telling a story is well-recognized as essential to HR analytics and acknowledges that “insight” is at the top of the data analytics pyramid after data becomes information. HR analytics systems even offer pre-programmed storylines with deeper analysis.
In this article, John Boudreau and Ed Lawler report some of the findings from their 2016 survey of HR leaders in more than 100 large U.S. corporations.
Does HR drive more effectiveness and organizational performance by improving traditional HR value propositions, such as compliance and services, or by improving decisions? John Boudreau and Ed Lawler explore this using surveys of HR leaders in over 100 U.S. organizations in the years 2010 and 2016 by the Center for Effective Organizations.
In The Inevitable, author and co-founder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly describes twelve disruptive technological forces. One is “becoming,” in which products, services and relationships are perpetually both obsolete and upgraded.
This webinar with John Boudreau will show how the tools and frameworks of “Strategic Partnership: Applying the frameworks of business to talent” to identify where high performance work makes the biggest strategic impact, and how to help your leaders use talent strategy to anticipate and prepare for unpredictability.
John Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan will share their latest research, examples from companies, and next steps on the Future of HR. They will review cases and examples of what companies and CHRO’s are doing today to meet the changing demands of business.