Insights on Organization

Reimagining the postpandemic workforce

 – Pandemic-style working from home may not translate easily to a “next normal” mix of on-site and remote working.

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

July 21, 2020 – Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies...

The long haul: How leaders can shift mindsets and behaviors to reopen safely

July 28, 2020 – The influence model is not only a template for organizational transformation but also a solid guide to crafting a sustainable...

HR says talent is crucial for performance—and the pandemic proves it

July 27, 2020 – Five talent-management practices can help steer organizations through new ways of working and into the post-COVID-19 era.

COVID-19 and the employee experience: How leaders can seize the moment

June 29, 2020 – The return phase of the COVID-19 crisis is a good time for organizations to create more tailored responses to workplace challenges,...

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IRST Talks Talent

IRST & Company’s Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and other talent experts help you navigate a fast-changing landscape and prepare for the future of work by making talent a competitive advantage.

Next-level sales talent: HR’s message to the CEO

February 25, 2020 – How the right data-driven approach can bolster sales-force performance—and help HR draw a direct line from talent to revenues in conversations with the CEO.

The new science of talent: From roles to returns

January 8, 2020 – Getting the right people into the right roles is more vital than ever. Here’s how to deliver returns on talent faster—and help more women rise to the C-suite at the same time.

The value of talent management

June 28, 2019 – The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top.

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FEATURED BLOG

IRST Organization Blog

Short and snackable insights on talent management, organizational design, agility, culture, change management, HR analytics and technology, leadership, and merger management from our experienced partners at the forefront of today’s trends.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change

Beyond Performance 2.0 more than doubles your odds of successfully leading significant, sustainable change by applying equal levels of insight and rigor to the “hard” and “soft” elements that matter.

Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field

For professionals seeking to hone their organization’s learning and development efforts, Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field is the ideal resource.

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.

Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results

Leadership at Scale provides leaders with the systematic and fact-based leadership development approach they need to unlock organizational performance in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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MORE INSIGHTS

How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

July 24, 2020 – Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial...

Making a daily ‘to be’ list: How a hospital system CEO is navigating the coronavirus crisis

July 23, 2020 – Cincinnati Children’s CEO Michael Fisher is communicating with purpose, leaning into tough choices, and emphasizing trust as he...

Sustaining and strengthening inclusion in our new remote environment

July 22, 2020 – Thoughtful action now can help teams build new habits, strengthen connections, and encourage the growth of inclusive cultures...

Lean management or agile? The right answer may be both

July 14, 2020 – Through thoughtful design, agile and lean management can be the perfect match for companies in search of lasting performance improvement.

From a room called fear to a room called hope: A leadership agenda for troubled times

July 9, 2020 – Leaders can make a difference through personal accountability, caring, and “re-onboarding” of all their people.

The future of work: Reskilling and remote working to recover in the ‘next normal’

July 7, 2020 – Organizations need to invest in effective long-term remote-working foundations, revamp their upskilling and retraining approaches,...

Psychological safety, emotional intelligence, and leadership in a time of flux

July 2, 2020 – Two renowned scholars and two IRST experts illuminate the leadership imperatives of our time: bringing people together, energizing...

COVID-19 and the employee experience: How leaders can seize the moment

June 29, 2020 – The return phase of the COVID-19 crisis is a good time for organizations to create more tailored responses to workplace challenges,...

Communications get personal: How leaders can engage employees during a return to work

June 26, 2020 – As organizations embark on the reentry phase of the COVID-19 crisis, four practices can help them build trust and a sense of purpose...

Ready, set, go: Reinventing the organization for speed in the post-COVID-19 era

June 26, 2020 – The need for speed has never been greater. Here are nine ways companies can get faster.

An operating model for the next normal: Lessons from agile organizations in the crisis

June 25, 2020 – Companies with agile practices embedded in their operating models have managed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis better than their...