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HR Hacktivism – Reimagining HR and the Workplace

HR Hacktivism – Reimagining HR and the Workplace

Strategy

Workshop

Universal

Stela Lupushor & Nat Bulkley

Chief Reframer, Reframe.Work

Principal, People Analytics LLC

HR Hacktivism Stela Lupushor Reframe Work

How to Reimagine HR and Build Courage to Pave the Strategic Path for a Human-centric New Reality of Work

2020 has been the year of change, and we’ve adapted our professional and personal lives in major ways. 

Is there opportunity to use these times of changes and for HR to step into a role that combines the “hacker” (they create) and “activist” (they mobilise the ecosystem) mindsets?

Can we use the current moment as the perfect opportunity to “not let a good crisis go to waste” and examine all the HR practices and processes to eliminate the bureaucratic bloat?

During this workshop, we will reflect on the opportunity presented by the need to change and adapt, and examine what might you be able to hack and break barriers across the HR to support organisational change forward.

Strategy

HR Hacktivism – Reimagining HR and the Workplace

2020 has been the year of change, and we’ve adapted our professional and personal lives in major ways. Organisations realised that many traditional practices no longer work, the leaders realised that distributed teams and remote work can be just as effective, employees realised they have the power, and everyone realised how important (and somewhat fragile) is the human element in the whole value creation chain. With volatility and unpredictability, came the desire for organisations to reduce ambiguity and increase control.

In turn, contrary to the intent, this desire increased the complexity of work environment. This complexity gets in the way of organisational agility and adaptability. Things change by the minute and thinking about long term seems to be a futile exercise. Organisations are embracing the agility (albeit forced) and are getting comfortable with occasional “rules-breaking” for the sake of accomplishing the intended outcomes.

This session will explore:

  • Is there opportunity to use these times of changes and for HR to step into a role that combines the “hacker” (they create) and “activist” (they mobilise the ecosystem) mindsets?
  • Can we use the current moment as the perfect opportunity to “not let a good crisis go to waste” and examine all the HR practices and processes to eliminate the bureaucratic bloat?
  • Can we build the courage to stand for our convictions and our knowledge / strength in seeing what’s coming around the corner to influence real change?

Key takeaways:

  • During this workshop, we will reflect on the opportunity presented by the need to change and adapt, and examine what might you be able to hack and break barriers across the HR to support organisational change going forward.

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HR Hacktivism Stela Lupushor Reframe Work

Stela Lupushor

Chief Reframer

Reframe.Work

I am on a mission to humanise the workplace. I work with the Conference Board’s Fortune 500 corporations-members on rethinking their workplace strategies; lead Reframe.Work Inc. and consult on how to create inclusive workplaces through the use of technology, human-centered design, people analytics, and future-thinking; and founded amazing.community, a nonprofit expanding the work horizon for women 45+. Previously I transformed the workplace at the intersection of technology, analytics, and HR at Fidelity Investments, TIAA, IBM, Price Waterhouse, and PwC Consulting and their clients.

Nat Bulkley

Principal

People Analytics LLC

Nat Bulkley, PhD is a consultant, researcher and educator. He believes in integrating science around the social organisation, economics underlying digital strategies and participative design to foster environments where people can be their best at work while developing more agile, adaptive ways of working. 

Nat is a recognised expert on applying organisational network analysis to improve wellbeing, innovation and productivity. He has led internal consulting practices in Pfizer and General Motors as well as supporting leaders in mid-sized companies and non-profits. Engagements have provided opportunities for applying cutting edge research to organisational and talent development challenges in core business functions, HR, IT, Corporate Real Estate, R&D and Strategy. 

Nat’s research on knowledge worker productivity, organisational social capital strategies and adaptive organisational change has led to multiple award winning papers and established empirical foundations for books by collaborators in industry and academia. Publications featuring his research include Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Inc. 

Nat started his career as a newspaper reporter. Experiences with industry disruption provided motivation for developing better strategies and tools for organisational adaption to change. Nat lives in Ann Arbor, MI and is currently engaged in independent consulting as the principal in People Analytics, LLC.