The Integrated Talent Development Manifesto

We first published The Integrated Learning Manifesto in October of 2011. Since then, I’m proud to see that our predictions of nearly three years ago are suddenly gaining traction. Corporate learning is clearly moving away from “training” and toward Integrated Talent Development. Even the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) recently announced a brand reboot as the Association for Talent…

The Workday HR vs Finance Conundrum

I remain fascinated by the cloud-based, integrated financial management system, Workday. At a spectator level, we at Media 1 excitedly cheer the rapid rise of Workday and its premise — and promise — of enabling financial and people data to finally live and work together harmoniously in the same enterprise system. Rationalizing people data and…

Employee Engagement: Steal from Marketing, Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced the “7 Ps” that comprise today’s Marketing Mix, and made a case for calling on the Ps to capture the hearts and minds of employees when rolling out a strategic enterprise initiative. Large-scale initiatives require enhanced communication and change management in order to succeed. The world of marketing gives us…

Return On People eBook

When you download The Return on People eBook, you’ll quickly see that the cautionary tales, the best practices, and practical steps to start piloting now are all aimed at the C-Suite. Effective Return On People (ROP) strategy must be a leadership mandate. It requires looking at your organization holistically. It requires challenging the structure and role…

58 Quotes, Facts, Benchmarks, and Best Practices on People and Analytics

For the last 18 months, the consulting team at Media 1 has read tens of thousands of pages of research, presentations, and white papers on analytics as it relates to people and performance. When we came across especially interesting content, we added it to a master list of resources. The following 58 Quotes, Facts, Benchmarks,…

I am human capital: Chris Willis at TEDx Muskegon

If people are an organization’s greatest asset, why do so many businesses still treat them as a liability? When faced with business downturn or disruption, workforce cuts are wide, deep, and often feel indiscriminate to those left to deal with collateral damage. No wonder the term “Human Capital” is associated with an interchangeable cog in…