For Rob Scott, global lead, strategy & innovation at Presence of IT, the link between mental health and technology has two aspects that need consideration. The first relates to the prevailing culture and inherent expectations of how employees operate.
Rob Scott: “I've never been a fan of the term "Employee Engagement", mostly because it is a narrow view of the collective of people, teams and other contributors who constitute the total workforce. It also seems somewhat 'one-sided' with remnants of master-servant and power-mongering innuendos which evokes memories of Deming’s ‘Red Bead’ experiment where employees were subjugated under the guise of effective management systems.”
Sometimes, when we talk about workplace culture, there’s a tendency to detach ourselves from it. It’s just a general feeling or idea that “just exists” in an office or worksite, outside of anyone’s real control. There could be a charismatic leader who encourages certain kinds of behaviour, or there could be a pervading sense of “this is how we do things around here” from long-serving employees. The truth, however, is that HR is the engine that drives workplace culture.
The links between well-designed performance management and organisational success are well established, but there’s still an ongoing debate about the best approach. We know from research conducted by SAP SuccessFactors that the best performance management systems are those which are tailored to an organisation’s unique workforce characteristics including their culture, industry requirements and available resources.
Presence of IT's Chamanthi Weerasinghe had the good fortune of attending Alliance’18 Conference in Salt Lake City recently. Presence of IT has been sponsoring this great event for 13 continuous years.
Presence of IT’s Dave Frisina and Mike Beresford made the trip to Oracle HCM World in Dallas and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Three days of big learning, big networking and big fun with numerous sessions by industry thought leaders and plenty of opportunities to share ideas and exchange information.
In a digital economy, every organisation is dealing with the challenge of digital transformation. To be able to flourish for the long term, it’s essential that digital transformation programs are focused on improving business processes in a way that fully leverages the opportunities provided by innovative digital technology.