What skills are necessary to build the future-ready organization?
May 24 | Pelin Ozgul, Research Analyst, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In this year’s C-Suite Challenge survey, we asked 1,426 C-suite executives for their views on the Organization of the Future through 2025, including what skills will be needed to thrive in 2025 and beyond. The results outline a world of work where skill variety will become critical while organizations are reshaped by new business models.
CEO Succession Planning: 7 Ways to Blow the Drill
May 22 | John Beeson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Why is it that so many companies are ill prepared for the departure of the incumbent CEO, especially if that’s the result of poor performance, ethical issues, death or incapacitation? This article describes seven typical miscues in CEO succession planning, along with suggestions for how improved practices can lead to the preferred outcome: selection of a new CEO who is equipped to address the company’s critical challenges and opportunities and who enjoys the support of the Board.
Breakthroughs with Design Thinking, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part 2
May 22 | Rebekah Steele, Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Progress in the field of D&I is sluggish and often fleeting. To achieve our critical goals for individuals and businesses, we must be willing to question familiar assumptions and re-consider the relevance and effectiveness of today’s best practices.
The Key to Motivating Employees? Do Something.
April 26 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Employee motivation is more a function of what you do rather than what you say. Your behavior and actions can have a cascading effect on the organization as you lead with your behaviors and show your priorities through your actions.
Breakthroughs with Design Thinking, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part 1
April 18 | Rebekah Steele, Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The stakes for getting D&I right are high, both for organizations and individuals. Unfortunately, many of our familiar D&I ‘best practices’ are inadequate amid ever-evolving demands and complicated contexts. To advance D&I outcomes, we need next practices.
In the Shadow of Thanksgiving
November 20 | Robin Erickson, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As we think about Thanksgiving and being thankful for all that we have in our lives, what are you doing to engender a spirit of generosity among your coworkers? How can you make someone’s day by doing something unexpected, out of the ordinary? How can we make kindness the ordinary? Do Good. Be Kind.
Artificial Intelligence: The Key Unifier Between the CIO and CHRO
September 24 | Amy Lui Abel, Ph.D., Managing Director, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Current debates regarding the future of AI often center around its impact on front-line workers and business operations. But companies should place more priority on the role AI will have on the C-Suite. Both now and even more so down the road, the implications of AI will warrant unprecedented collaboration between two key roles: the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Learnings from Survey Research with Americans Age 85+
June 18 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) recently completed the study The Post-Retirement Experiences of Individuals 85+ Years Old. The research includes in-depth interviews and two surveys, a telephone survey of individuals age 85+ and an on-line survey of adult children who are familiar with their parents’ finances and planning.