Workshops

 

Design Thinking for Human Resources Managers #1

Building a culture of sustainable innovation

 

Program and Purpose

Companies across most industries aspire to be more innovative.  Achieving organic growth through innovation is a particularly elusive goal.  For the past decade many firms have embraced Design Thinking (DT) as a framework and methodology for better understanding and designing for customers and customer experience.  Companies such as Intel, GE, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, HBO, Adobe Systems, Office Max, Mayo Clinic, General Mills, Bank of America, AT&T, and Jet Blue (among many others) actively employ the DT perspective as part of the their innovation efforts.

Yet, the DT framework has yet to be systematically applied to the internal, organizational aspect of the innovation equation.  Our one-day workshop addresses this challenge.  This is not a role-playing/simulation type of workshop.  Rather, we invite participants to bring specific, tangible problems that they are having in any area of the HR value chain– job description, job specification, recruitment, selection, onboarding, development/training/learning, compensation, collaboration, communication, leadership development, etc.– that has an impact on company-wide efforts at innovation.  Together we will address each others’ issues and problems in search of potential prototype-solutions that can be put into action in the real world.

 

Audience

The workshop is for mid-to-senior level HR professionals who have significant budgetary and decision making authority. (Maximum- 15 people)

Cost: $250 per person (Discounts for groups from one company, contact us for detailed information, at drew@drewjones.co )

 

 

 

Design Thinking for Human Resources #2

Managing the Generations: How to Attract and Retain Gen Y Talent

 

Program and Purpose

Is it alarming to you that 86% of those surveyed by Right Management Consulting say that they are looking to move jobs within the current year? (RMC- Manpower)

Why do only 18% of Millennials see themselves as long-term employees with their current employer? (Price Waterhouse Coopers)

50 % of 1,200 CEO’s surveyed say they worry that their company won’t be able to sufficiently attract the most digitally capable talent in the future! (PWC)

 

Where are the other 82% of Millennials planning on going? Is your company a destination or a departure lounge?

In this workshop we will use the lens and methodology of Design Thinking (DT) to help companies rethink their employment value proposition (EVP) holistically, and in doing so help them stem the tide and build workplace environments/cultures where Millennials want to work.  We present a talent management framework that is as simple and actionable as it is challenging and controversial

 

Audience

The workshop is for mid-to-senior level HR professionals who have significant budgetary and decision making authority. (Maximum- 15 people)

Cost: $250 per person (Discounts for groups from one company, contact us for detailed information, at drew@drewjones.co )