Jim Hemerling is Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group’s San Francisco office and a leader in the firm’s People & Organization and Transformation Practices. He has been the leader of BCG Greater China and is a Fellow of the BCG Henderson Institute. His work with clients and his research focuses on holistic human-centric approaches to organizational transformation. Jim is a co-author of BCG's new book - Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution. Global companies remain hamstrung by organizational forms that leave them mired in bureaucracy and slow to respond to changing needs. To grow in the volatility of the 21st century, firms must go beyond the familiar matrix structure and reconfigure themselves in more flexible ways. COVID-19 and its myriad effects on ways of working will force leaders to rethink how they build teams and acquire, upskill, and retain talent. Hemerling and his colleagues launched a study of dozens of global companies to determine successful leadership strategies and found that, though seemingly obvious, the best leaders put people and their needs first, rather than regarding them as resources to exploit. Hemerling and coauthors write about these topics in Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution (October 6, PublicAffairs). BCG’s first major book in years, it will redefine strategy in the post-COVID era. Extending their research far beyond the expected Silicon Valley players, Hemerling and his coauthors at BCG looked at over fifty companies and interviewed hundreds of CEOs across sectors and geographies. The trends: By 2030, companies around the world will have some eight-five million skilled jobs unfilled—a gap that will exact a severe economic toll; In a 2018 BCG survey of 366,000 people from two hundred countries, ranked “good work-life balance” as much more important than “financial compensation” Over 40 percent of hiring managers anticipated that nontraditional educational criteria—like a coding “boot camp”—would soon be just as good a credential as a college degree when evaluating candidates. For incumbents to thrive amidst these challenges, they must deploy new strategies that touch every part of their business, from value propositions and global supply chains to leadership and social responsibility goals. A huge part of this is leadership and the future of work—how to retain employees, attract top talent, and navigate tension when global forces are changing attitudes about work and life. Examples of innovative leadership: Deemphasizing hierarchy encourages employees to take ownership of projects and propel them forward without bothering to seek approval from bosses; Exploiting the gray area of informal conversations that typically take place between colleagues allows employees to break free from their daily work and innovate; Gamifying candidate screening and identifying talent via online competitions and hackathons to appeal to a new generation. Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo We use affiliate links whenever possible (if you purchase items listed above using our affiliate links, we will get a bonus).
BEYOND GREAT by Arindam Bhattacharya, Nikolaus Lang & Jim Hemerling, read by Stephen Graybill
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The critical answers every 21st century business needs.This exciting new book from the prestigious Boston Consulting Group details the nine core strategies that will help companies keep customers, attract quality talent, generate revenue, and improve the communities around them, in the face of new disruptive forces.BEYOND GREAT will give listeners everywhere the strategies they need to navigate a daunting new era of technological, economic, and social change. Supported by years of research and hands-on consulting practice, it will present a comprehensive framework for building a high-performing, adaptive, and socially responsible global company.The audiobook begins by taking an incisive look at the disruptive forces transforming globalization, including economic nationalism; the boom in data flows and digital commerce; the rise of China; heightened public concerns about capitalism and the environment; and the emergence of borderless communities of digitally connected consumers. The authors then offer nine core strategies that will help businesses today address and exploit these forces.Through compelling stories from international companies like Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Adidas, and many others, BEYOND argues that leaders today must evince a new kind of flexibility and light-footedness, constantly layering in new strategies and operational norms atop existing ones to allow for "always-on" transformation. Leaders must master a whole new set of rules about what it takes to be "global," becoming shapeshifters adept at handling contradiction, multiplicity, and nuance. This book will show them how.
5 façons de diriger dans une ère de changement permanent | Jim Hemerling
Qui a dit que le changement devait être difficile ? L'expert en changement organisationnel Jim Hemerling pense qu'adapter votre entreprise dans ce monde en constante évolution peut être stimulant plutôt qu'épuisant. Il expose cinq impératifs centrés sur le fait de faire passer les gens d'abord, afin que la réorganisation d'une entreprise devienne une tâche stimulante, énergisante pour tous.
Cinco maneiras de liderar em uma era de mudança constante | Jim Hemerling
Quem disse que a mudança tem que ser difícil? O especialista em mudança organizacional Jim Hemerling acredita que adaptar o seu negócio no mundo atual, que está em constante evolução, pode ser revigorante em vez de cansativo. Ele salienta cinco imperativos, centrados na priorização de pessoas, para tornar a reorganização da empresa uma tarefa fortalecedora e energizante para todos.
Cinco formas de liderar en una era de constante cambio | Jim Hemerling
¿Quién dice que el cambio debe ser difícil? El experto en cambio organizacional Jim Hemerling piensa que la adaptación de su negocio al mundo en constante evolución de hoy puede ser estimulante en lugar de extenuante. Él describe cinco preceptos, centrados en situar a la gente en primer lugar, para convertir la reorganización de la empresa en una tarea de empoderamiento y estímulo para todos.
5 Wege zu leiten, in einer Ära des stetigen Wandels. | Jim Hemerling
Wer sagt, dass Veränderung hart sein muss? Jim Hemerling ist Experte für Organisationen im Wandel. Er glaubt, dass die Anpassung an die sich heute stetig weiterentwickelnde Welt, belebend statt kräfteraubend sein kann. Er umreißt fünf Gebote. Es ist wichtig, den Menschen an erster Stelle zu sehen, um den Wandel als eine belebende, kraftgebende Erfahrung für alle gestalten zu können.
5 ways to lead in an era of constant change | Jim Hemerling
Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.
GLOBALITY by Hal Sirkin, Jim Hemerling, Arindam Bhattacharya
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Globalization is about Americans outsourcing product development and services to other countries. Globality is the next step, where rapidly developing economies from around the world are now competing with us head to head. The authors present a strong case that the economic climate in which we have lived is going to change in unprecedented ways.