Talent at Work
Maintaining equilibrium, an everyday balancing act.
An insight into the nature of change in the HR world from Swiss Arbora global partner Eva von Rohr.
Things used to be so simple at work: a change would be made, integrated and then maybe, a little while later - a few days, weeks, months or even years - something new might come along, large or small. A job description, a colleague, a procedure, an office move. Meanwhile, business continued as usual from one event to the next.
Working life could be measured in a series of discrete rupture points. We even had time to digest one event or piece of information before the next one came along. And work and private lives remained beautifully separate.
Today, change seems to have become our ever-present companion. We spend our lives in a constant balancing act - a necessity if we wish to reach an equilibrium which itself is ever-more fleeting and requires active adjustment on our part, at each and every moment, to be maintained. Meanwhile, we are so caught up in and preoccupied by adjusting to these small changes that we rarely have the opportunity to stand back and gain awareness of the deeper cycles which are affecting our working lives in far more profound ways.
One of our correspondents within the Arbora network, Larry Stybel in the US, helps us gain perspective on these major change cycles in his writing and his blogs. On pages 2 and 3, he provides us in an interview with some insight into one of these deep cyclical mutations which is profoundly affecting the world of HR in large corporations in the US - and can therefore be foreseen in other parts of the world in the coming years.
Click here to view the interview with Larry Stybel “People and power shift – what is happening today, and what is coming in the HR world”
At Von Rohr, we believe that change is not bad by any means: the important thing, as Larry Stybel would say, is not to get so caught up in always keeping an eye on the ball that we forget to look at the direction in which it is heading.
We hope you have an excellent end to the year and wish you good reading and a wonderful autumn.