Friday, February 13, 2009

Understanding people, rethinking employee motivation in the age of Facebook and blogs

In an insightful article, Micheal Vavakis, HR Vice President for Hewlett Packard shares with JobsDB innovative HR strategies in the digital age.

But as the workplace evolves, the notion of ‘going to work’ has become less relevant as work is no longer about the location but the results delivered. Hence, trying to balance the number of hours one spends in the office versus the home is no longer as critical. The notion of work life balance will increasingly be passé as what is truly needed will be workplace policies that propagate work life integration.

The key to capitalising on this transformation, is again, in capturing the ‘I’ component. This is possible by structuring workplace policies that is underlined by trust and respect of the individual. Concepts such as flexi-time, condensed working hours, part time or job share have been practiced for many years now but there is still need for a more progressive mindset in management to recognise and reward the benefits that these practices bring to the company.

Click to read the full article on Understanding People.