More than 17 percent of new technology initiatives fail, sometimes, according to McKinsey, generating large enough cost overruns so as to put an organisation’s future in jeopardy. Even successful projects often fail to achieve the full range of intended benefits. In the case of a technology project seeking to hit its mark – from staying on budget to achieving the desired results – these failures can often be traced back to shortcomings in how the human element of the project was managed.
Remote working tools, a rise in the number of people freelancing and a desire for a better work-life balance have all contributed to the end of the classic nine-to-five culture, especially amongst millennials. With so much evolution and revolution, HR professionals have never had so much to consider or stay on top of.
According to research conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 56% of general managers consider HR’s contribution to their organisations’ corporate responsibility agenda as vital. However, the fact that 81% of HR managers feel they are vital shows a clear reality gap between where HR would like to be in leading corporate…