7. Relating (Team thinking)
Key Practice Specialties and Communities for Adaptive Foresight
- Human Resources & Performance Management – Society for Human Resource Mgmt (SHRM). Since 1948. Promotes HR (people ops, analytics, labor mgmt.) as a field, via education, certification, lobbying, and networking. 275K members. HR Magazine, others. Annual conference; Performance management is a specialty of HR and organizational development that focuses on firm, team, and employee performance. The KPI Institute (KPII) is a leading practitioner community. They offer certifications in many management practices, including Benchmarking (best practices), Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), a subset of benchmarking focused on firm performance, and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), which empower employees to set their own performance objectives, in a bottom-up manner, and help each other achieve them.
Key Relating-Associated Practitioner Methods
Advisor Management and Stakeholder Analysis
Bringing diverse, representative, critical, and foresighted advisor and stakeholder feedback to mgmt.
Normative (values, aspiration-driven) strategies and descriptive research to improve business conduct.
Bringing diverse cognitive styles & personality types to teams. See Page, The Difference (2008).
Communications and Public Relations
Goal-oriented methods of managing information flow between an organization and the public.
Compensation and Benefits
Wages, stock options, and non-financial benefits (group insur., etc.) to retain and motivate employees.
Culture, Morale, Fear Diagnosis, and Emotional Intelligence Development
Improving firms’ intellectual/emotional environments. See Reiger, Breaking the Fear Barrier (2011).
Monitoring and improving employees’ physical/cognitive/emotional satisfaction, and motivation.
Enterprise Relationship Management
Mgmt. of industry alliances, suppliers, investors, acquisitions, customers, and other business actors.
A planned, organization-wide effort to measurably increase an organization’s effectiveness or efficiency.
Managed information and communications activities to advance objectives and plans of the organization.
Development of primary and alternate leadership succession chains in critical business functions.
Talent Acquisition and Team Selection
Defining and recruiting appropriate talent, including specialist knowledge & cognitive diversity.