Following a fantastic lineup of talent management experts (not to mention a rock star) on the first day of Convergence 2015, we continued the conversation today with more inspiring use-cases, insightful trends and best practices for empowering people in the new world of work.
Why Perspective is Key to Success
For his latest book, keynote speaker Daniel Pink wanted to answer a pressing question:
"What do people do all day at work?"
The answer? Sell, sell, sell. Even if you're not a traditional salesperson, Pink said, you likely spend 41 percent of your workday asking people to do something they're not already doing. And in a world where information is readily available to anyone, "sales" is quite a different ballgame—sellers no longer have an natural advantage over buyers. For example, a recruiter's claims can immediately be confirmed or disproved by a candidate through a site like Glassdoor. As the audience learned, success at work now relies on your ability to motivate people by understanding multiple perspectives—and providing proof for your own.
Creating a Culture That Matters
A great company culture is crucial for recruiting and employee engagement, but defining that culture can be difficult as your business grows and changes. Today's sessions continued the conversation on how to design and integrate culture with your talent management strategy, and audience members chimed in with their favorite takeaways.
Breaking Down the Mobile-Driven Workforce
Mobile access is a necessity for employers, and many of today's sessions touched on mobility as a key consideration in any workforce program. But how can employers ensure employees have the tools and resources they need? Attendees chimed in:
And the RAVE Award Goes To...
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The Future of Work: An ’Un-Panel’ Discussion at Convergence
What does the future of work look like, exactly, in the view of some leading HR and talent management experts? Instead of tossing such questions to his three panelists Tuesday at Cornerstone Convergence 2013, Cornerstone OnDemand marketing VP Jason Corsello polled Convergence audience members for their thoughts and then had the panel dissect the results.
Top Five Takeaways From Convergence 2020
This year’s Cornerstone Convergence was like no other—but then again, this entire year has been like no other. Though virtual, the conference had no shortage of announcements, energy and predictions for the future as attendees gathered remotely to reflect on the changing world of work. The consensus? Work is undergoing perhaps its biggest transformation yet, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Adam Grant at Convergence: Do You Empower Your Organizational "Givers"?
At our fully virtual Convergence conference, organizational psychologist and host of the WorkLife podcast Adam Grant began his closing keynote session with a statement: Takers are people who ask, "What can you do for me?" while givers are people who ask, "What can I do for you?"