Reading Carey Giudici´s Time to Reinvent ROI?

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I consider this to be a valuable addition to Gary Hamel’s post, recently quoted on my blog.

As an operational manager – depending for achieving results on his workforce  I have to reflect and act more because of these tremendous changers.

Do you agree?

Found at http://3wordstosuccess.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/time-to-reinvent-roi

Posted by Carey Giudici on Jan 05, 2010

In Beyond the Mantra on January 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Today’s business news included a stark report on the American workplace. Only about half of our country’s workers are happy with what they are doing–a 22-year low.

Workers under 25 are the most unhappy demographic group, apparently. And unhappy older workers are less inclined to share their knowledge, skills and experience with younger counterparts.

Both facts relate to workplace education and training. Younger workers, who spend the most time online, are educating themselves and feel less dependent on corporate training programs. And older workers’ decreasing contributions to overall worker development will add pressure for a company to invest in high quality training programs.

But the biggest losers will be large, well-established and very expensive internal programs such as Quality and Safety. Even before the recent business downturn, companies were dealing with an erosion in employee commitment to these initiatives. And the more unhappy and demoralized a workforce becomes, the less likely its members will be to keep their workplace safe and their output quality high.

To be continued at http://3wordstosuccess.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/time-to-reinvent-roi

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3 thoughts on “Reading Carey Giudici´s Time to Reinvent ROI?

  1. Thank you for your comments. Everything we “know” about business should be reexamined in 2010. We might as well start with the bottom line.

  2. When people feel commoditiezed they begin to act like robots and prove themselves as commodities.

    Passion in the workplace is so vital for good ideas, forecasting skills, and sense of community.

    I so look forward to any ways to measure the value of intangible assets — how can we better put the best practices that we know into financial language so as to share the risk w/ those afraid to invest time/energy and money in employee ambassador initiatives.

    I also wonder how social media and the social capital of those highly engaged in LinkedIn and other serious content networking spaces can translate to the bottom line?

    Great questions.

  3. You’ve cut to the core issue, Jennifer. Think about it. People survived for thousands of years before the industrial revolution thanks to their ability to recognize and capitalize on value. Our powers have atrophied over the last 200 years because others have told us that as commodities we didn’t really know what was valuable; but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get them back.

    This is no ideological revolution, simply a natural shift in ownership precipitated by new tools and perspectives. Once we accept our own validity we can begin choosing leaders and partners based on the same criteria that flourished, even under despots and dictators over the centuries. An exciting process to be observing for sure.

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