Every year, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the world's leading institution for human success and well-being at work, announces the hot topics to be tackled by employees, HR managers, managers, and organizational developers. SIOP surveys their members worldwide of which 7.000 have given their answer. Fun fact: there are 69 full SIOP members in Germany – are proud to be one of them. Here are the results - the COVID-19 pandemic clearly left its signature:
Many experienced executives and also HR experts trust their inuition when selecting personnel. This causes organizations loss of money, time, and nerves and it delays innovation, transformation, and motivation. Lazlo Bock, head of human resources at Google, advises in his world bestseller "Work Rules" to only hire people who are smarter than yourself. Companies following that recommendation will shape the work culture and society in the next decade. Think for a moment about how you would assess smartness and social skills beyond your own. So what should you consider when your gut feeling in job interviews and assessments is deceptive and not enough for a good decision?
Never has it been more true than today that dramatic change is easier when people are flexible and willing to adjust and strong in their stress coping strategies. Recent research suggests, paradoxically, that for real agility and changability, organizations need to foster stability.
Imagine: You are a leader. That is why you have to and want have a say. The reason is that you know your area of expertise, you identify yourself with your role and the company, you want to advance topics in terms of strategy and make important decisions and realize your good ideas for even more success. Stop it!
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