The buzz word in corporate circles
is leadership, in the VUCA world
a world that is volatile, uncertain
complex and ambiguous
pundits love to talk about it
but actually have no clue themselves of
how to handle uncertainities of the future....
In an evening professional meeting
the expert panel discussed an important weapon
in the armoury of HRDians today
the current super star
the one and only data analytics!
Analytics is all about the discovery of data, interpretation
and communication of meaningful patterns
for describing, predicting, and improving business performance
the audience are excited to listen to speakers
to be able to claim as knowledgeable, abreast of latest trends....
But how much and how fast
are they willing to implement
new knowledge, latest trends
is a moot question
A member at question time
revealed sad story of how
his analytics company won
the 'showcase' award last year
yet not a single customer sought his services
after the hype and the applause died down
What matters most perhaps is filling gap
between theory and practice
with companies foucusing more on implementation
and far less on the hype, discussion and debates!
Foot Note: The National HRD Network, Bangalore Chapter organises a competition annually to "show case" the best and innovative HR practices