Asia Blogs

2017

  1. High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies
    Too many companies’ HR policies are overly restrictive. Such policies are often convoluted and overly paternal, and attempt to control the behavior of regular people through rules designed to rein in the “bad apples.”
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  2. Developing a Strategy for a Life of Meaningful Labor
    On Labor Day, Americans celebrate the value of work, community, and the activists who earned the rights and protections that U.S. employees enjoy today. But as Americans — and people everywhere — look ahead to a world of constant disruption, they will undoubtedly see both opportunity and uncertainty. All of us need a new way of thinking about work and taking personal responsibility for our careers, which last 45 years and beyond.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  3. AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants
    While the financial services industry has already begun the shift from active management to passive management, artificial intelligence will move the market even further, to management by smart machines, as in the case of Blackrock, which is rolling computer-driven algorithms and models into more traditional actively-managed funds.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  4. When Unequal Pay Is Actually Fair
    When it comes to pay, fair doesn’t necessarily mean equal. And recent research from PayScale shows that companies that use performance-focused compensation practices may see better returns than those who cling to equal pay at every turn.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  5. How to Get People to Collaborate When You Don’t Control Their Salary
    People in industries as different as commercial real estate, pharma, biotech startups, hedge funds, and public school districts worried about how to transform a competitive, star-driven culture into a collaborative one when they had no power to juggle financial rewards and no influence over promotion decisions.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  6. Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work
    However, a meta-analysis of the relationship between pay and job satisfaction shows that there is only a small correlation between the two, and that there is much more to the high performance equation than merely income. We know that recognition and intrinsic motivation are important to our success, but the key is finding ways to effectively operationalize them.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  7. Benefits of Virtual Mentors
    Having a mentor has always helped with professional development and career advancement, but in today’s complex workplace, one mentor alone often won’t do. To spark innovation and ideation, employees often require information from a number of areas in real time. That’s why there is a need for us to have multiple mentors with expertise in various domains.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  8. Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel
    Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. Yes, it can be exhausting — both physically and emotionally. But it can also be stimulating — so much so that some people return from business trips energized with a new set of knowledge and a different perspective on their work.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  9. How to Mentor a Narcissist
    No workplace is immune to the self-absorbed and self-important employee. You know the one. Preoccupied with status, appearance, and power, narcissists exude a palpable sense of entitlement, often overestimate skills and abilities (while devaluing others), and can be quite comfortable manipulating others for personal gain.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)

  10. Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul
    Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.
    (Human Capital Blog, September 2017)