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New Relationships, New Possiblities for Tough Times


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These are the slides used in my HRMAJ 2008 Conference Presentation

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New Relationships, New Possiblities for Tough Times

  1. 1. New Relationships, New Possibilities in Tough Times Francis Wade Framework Consulting
  2. 2. A time of extreme challenge
  3. 3. HR Professionals are always asked to do MORE
  4. 4. Budgets are being cut, yet the job remains the same
  5. 5. Cutting edge technologies can perform miracles in relationships
  6. 6. Learn these cost-cutting tools, and keep looking for others
  7. 7. Build business relationships with people you don’t know in person
  8. 8. Security: A growing network is the best safety net
  9. 9. Security: Caribbean professional relationships are built on “contacts”
  10. 10. Security: “Top of Mind” opportunities
  11. 11. Case Study
  12. 12. 06/06/09 High-Stake Interventions.
  13. 13. Productivity: You can do more for your company
  14. 14. Productivity: You are able to make decisions quickly… without delay
  15. 15. Productivity: You have access to better information
  16. 16. You grow <ul><li>By learning from new people and different cultures </li></ul>
  17. 17. You grow: by staying closer to “best in class practices” <ul><li>Being around other people who are high performers keeps you aware of “the best” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Business from Afar <ul><li>People you haven’t met </li></ul><ul><li>Companies you have never heard of </li></ul><ul><li>Being comfortable with a single interaction </li></ul>
  19. 19. Case: <ul><li>Elance enables millions of dollars of work to be done each year between people who have never met, and will never meet (professional services) </li></ul><ul><li>Who is Alison Cohen? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Using <ul><li>It lowers costs: outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker response time </li></ul><ul><li>Better quality work </li></ul>
  21. 21. Expanding Your Options
  22. 22. Transform your company with interactivity <ul><li>Culture change also happens when you put in new software </li></ul>
  23. 23. Case: Email <ul><li>Were you working in the early 1990’s when email was implemented? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, you can recall a time when electronic communication simply didn’t exist </li></ul><ul><li>Email has changed every single company that does business… without any help from HR </li></ul>
  24. 24. Interactive software tools transform relationships <ul><li>They become ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>They level the playing field </li></ul><ul><li>Are you on Facebook? Are you waiting for the “fad” to pass? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Case: My Experience
  26. 26. Facebook in Your Company? <ul><li>What would it create? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would start communicating with whom? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Information sharing transforms companies <ul><li>Enables mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>People can make better decisions </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to share ideas that empower employees </li></ul>
  28. 28. Case: Obama vs. McCain
  29. 29. Engagement becomes a much easier task (especially with younger employees)
  30. 30. Web 2.0 tools are used to build 2-way relationships <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Email discussion lists </li></ul><ul><li>Online Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>For an example of each of these, see </li></ul>
  31. 31. Web 2.0 within companies <ul><li>New relationships are built on this new platform of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Email requests – sales? </li></ul><ul><li>Small group activities </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership from anywhere in the company </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering employees to act in new and different ways </li></ul>
  32. 32. With cutting edge tools, tremendous costs are saved
  33. 33. Economic and financial crisis
  34. 34. Master cost cutting tools
  35. 35. You become the innovator that touches every employee
  36. 36. HR leads the company to accomplish the unforeseen
  37. 37. 06/06/09 High-Stake Interventions. Questions
  38. 38. Sign Up Sheet