Weekly Roundup: Innovation and the Workforce
Posted on: December 5, 2014

7 Leadership Practices Linked Directly to Corporate Financial Success

http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Staffing-Training/Leadership/, Dec. 4, 2014

Business and Legal Resources (BLR) reminds us of some often overlooked and underrated keys to successfully fostering a productive and innovative workplace.  Recent research findings from the Development Dimensions International (DDI) identified best practices of a company’s leadership that directly link to the success of the company’s bottom line.  These practices include having skilled and prepared senior leaders who facilitate innovation and talent development through data and performance expectations.  The public sector can also utilize these commercial sector takeaways to identify and implement creative human resource practices that develop and inspire a cohort of high-quality and impactful leaders.


Learn More. Pay Less. Make Government Work.

http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/team-building-and-staffing/, Dec. 1, 2014

Ms. Beeman presents a perspective on innovation that centers on cutting costs while increasing the accessibility and interaction of federal government training programs.  The government can harness existing and creative platforms to engage and stimulate their workforce, such as gamification, social learning, mobile tools, and experiential learning systems.  Ms. Beeman believes that these new approaches can deliver a higher return on investment than the older, more costly and less interactive legacy training programs.