HUMAN RESOURCES“A resource is a thing. I am a human being. I am not a human resource. And I think thatkind of vocabulary is demeaning. Calling them human capital or human assets is almostworse. ” MINTZBERG
HUMAN RESOURCES: DEFINITIONresource [rɪˈzɔːs -ˈsɔːs]n1. capability, ingenuity, and initiative; quick-wittedness a man of resource2. (often plural) a source of economic wealth, esp of a country (mineral, land, labour, etc.) or busenterprise (capital, equipment, personnel, etc.)3. a supply or source of aid or support; something resorted to in time of need4. a means of doing something; expedient
RIGHT AND LEFT BRAINSuses feeling"big picture" uses logicdetailoriented Text uses logic orientedfacts rule/realityimagination detail oriented basedwords andrulespresent and facts rule languagepresent and words and languagefuturephilosophy & present and past pastmath andreligionspatial math and science scienceorder/pattern can comprehendperceptionfantasy knowing perceptionpracticalsabasedpresents acknowledges fe order/pattern perceptionpossibilitiesrisk knows object name reality basedtaking forms strategies practical safe www.heraldsun.com.au/news/right-brain-v-left-brain
QUESTIONING HUMAN RESOURCESWhat HUMAN RESOURCES issues do you see in your company? Internal? External?What IS a human resource? What are HR’s departments usual OBJECTIVES? Do you agreewith that role? Why? Why not? Have you had a good/bad/indifferent relationship with HRin your company?Can you give examples of the MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES? Self? Natural? Musical? Whichare crucial to BUSINESS? How do you learn/develop them? Can you? How’s your CV?Do you agree with PSYCHOMETRIC tests? Do they actually get the best CANDIDATES?What are the best ways of HIRING? Do you agree with MINTZBERG’S quote?How do you MARKET for the different intelligences? Can you think of an AD CAMPAIGNthat deals with some? Would this increase SALES? Any examples? (Apple, Natura, Canon ..)What OTHER forms of human resources can you think of? What makes anEXCELLENT/INNOVATIVE/TRANSFORMATIVE/RESOURCEFUL candidate for yourcompany?BUT MOST IMPORTANT: What are YOUR human resources?
Do schools kill creativity?“The Universities design the system in their own image ... and the consequence is that many highly-talented, brilliant, creative people, think they are not” Sir Ken Robinson www.ted.com