Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story:  Part 3 of 3 -Delivering the Business Case
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Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story: Part 3 of 3 -Delivering the Business Case

 In the first part of this series we focused on being reflective, or more specifically, reflecting on the priorities of your company’s business and how your people-centric priorities support the needs of the business. In the second installment, we focused on getting to the "So What".

Shawn Flynn

Your HR Business Case Was Approved—Here’s How to Actualize It
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Your HR Business Case Was Approved—Here’s How to Actualize It

Congratulations—you received approval on your HR business case and budget. Now what? What if I told you that you have less than a 50% chance of achieving what you got approved? Would you feel good about going back to your executive team in one, two or three years and asking for the same budget again? In my humble opinion, I would say "No," but then again, I’m not much of a gambler with delivering on a commitment.

Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story: Part 1 of 3 - Reflecting on the Needs of the Business
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Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story: Part 1 of 3 - Reflecting on the Needs of the Business

Have you ever been in a position where you had to write a business case for a technology investment, or were a part of a team working on one? I have the privilege of running a Global Value Practice, and our team receives this question at least once a week: "Can you help me and/or my client write a business case?" Out of sheer curiosity, I recently Googled "How to Write a Business Case?" I was not surprised by the result: 1 billion+ returns. One might say there’s noise out there when it comes to ’how to write a business case.’ I felt compelled to add to the racket, but hopefully, offering a more approach-oriented lean on the topic in this three-part series.

How HR Leaders Can Connect Processes and Facilitate Continuous Learning
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How HR Leaders Can Connect Processes and Facilitate Continuous Learning

2020 has continued to pose challenges for organizations. Lockdowns have caused decreased revenues, work from home orders have caused blind spots, and companies have been striving to stay connected. However, as things return to normal, businesses need to be ready to hit the ground running. In this, your employees need to be ready for whatever challenge presents itself.

Beginning Your Talent Analytics Journey:  Don’t Become a ’Mustang in the Mud’
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Beginning Your Talent Analytics Journey: Don’t Become a ’Mustang in the Mud’

One of my favorite analogies is ’don’t be a mustang in the mud’. The expression refers to the iconic Ford Mustang – a great car on the street, but definitely not the right vehicle in the mud. More and more I’m seeing organizations work to figure out what problem(s) to attack with predictive talent analytics and I’m reminded of my ’mustang in the mud’ analogy.

Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story: Part 2 of 3 - Defining Business Impact
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Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story: Part 2 of 3 - Defining Business Impact

In the first piece of this series, we focused on being reflective, or more specifically, reflecting on the priorities of your company’s business and how your people-focused priorities support the needs of the business. In part two of this series, we focus on getting to the ’So What, which involves building a case for certain software investments.’