However, hiring is difficult and time consuming. There are a dozen or more job boards in the US alone that are supposed to help connect employers and employees, but most of them send resumes into a blackhole. Over a hundred billion dollars (yes, billion, with a b) is spent each year on staffing and recruiting services to help land the right people in the right roles. Clearly, there are some issues here.
Better Decision Making Under Uncertainty
he reason being, algorithms to find optimal solutions rely on the expected value of the decision. It requires assigning a utility value, a dollar value, or some metric to a possible outcome then multiplying it by the probability of getting that outcome. In many cases, though, the expected value is itself uncertain
Smooth Out Operations, Create Flow
The ideal state of a system is that which consumes the least energy. In physics, that looks like the path of least resistance. In other domains, systems that require the least amount of input and resources have the most reliable output in the long run
Define Communication Processes
By stepping back from the discussion and listening to how people are forming their conclusions, better ideas will emerge. Finally, understanding how information is being interpreted differently will show you how to persuade someone to your point of view (or convince you theirs is correct).
Get Alignment With A3 Reporting
the purpose is to ensure rigorous thinking around sharing the most useful information to get alignment and buy in from cross functional teams.
Celebrate Learning, Not Failing
What matters more than what phrases a business uses, though, is what actions are taken. Setting out to fail, as a strategy, is going to bring failure.
Create a Hiring Process
Looking at similar job postings across companies, it’s easy to see that most JDs are just copy and pasted off one another. The same vague, fluffy language surrounding the duties of the job are used repeatedly. The worst part of fluffy job descriptions
Start With the End in Mind
As the wise Baseball coach Yogi Berra once stated, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” When taking on any new adventure, project, task, job, etc., having an idea as to what the end…
Put on the Six Thinking Hats
Part of this exercise, known as the six thinking hats, is becoming a character by way of being assigned a “hat.” By playing the part you’re assigned, you’re free from being judged personally (it’s your job to play the role).
Learn to Learn (as on organization)
The evolution of corporate knowledge adds a layer of context that makes information stick better long term.