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AT THE CROSSROADS: LESSONS FROM MILLENNIALS - Part I

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BE LIKE A CAT!
There is so much going on out there and being surrounded by Millennials brings several essays on the subject, as well as put things in a different perspective. Why not taking some lessons from them? Hear this: "Be like a Cat!" I frowned. I am not very fond of cats. I love dogs: they are straightforward and  they are
loyal. But this Millennial's view of a cat is quite different from mine! Hear this exchange about organizations:
TJ: - Be lithe!
Me: - Lithe? TJ: - Yes, cats are lithe! Organizations need to be flexible.
Well,... why not listen to the suggestions? We are after all at the crossroads and do not always know what is the best route to take. And, once upon a time I was that young "miss" in her early twenties who had a team of mid-aged men and one close to retirement as direct reports. We were all "Millennials" in our own times and we all learnt, one way or another that, yes, partnership is crucial. It does require flexibility. …

HR: IN OR OUT? DEBATE OF THE WEEK

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HR: Needed vs. NOT Needed
It is one the these things: you plan something and end up doing something else. My planned posting was inspired by a Millenial and was to be on Communication. And yesterday, I came across this big buzz generated by Best-Selling Author Bernard Marr,  in his LinkedIn posting on "Why We No Longer Need HR Departments." At the time on this writing, it has generated 4,645 readings and over 3,000 comments. Talk about a buzz!! It is interesting to see how people are passionate about HR.

There are those who disagree, such as Josh Bersin, with Besin by Deloitte, and who spell out why HR is still quite relevant. The article, "Why We Do Need the HR Department"  is scooped by Andrée Laforge in "Mesurer le Capital Humain," and has culminated to 24,789 views at this precise time! Wow!! The power of communication!

And of course, there are those who think that HR is redundant. Those are mostly the people who have most probably met an "evil H…