People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - 4

From the Executive Editor
Catching the Next Wave

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few decades ago, I worked at Bell
Laboratories, which for a very long
time was considered the paragon of
innovation. Readers young enough not to
recognize the name and reputation of Bell
Labs might imagine the combined innovation horsepower of Apple, Google, and
Tesla, along with five of your favorite startup companies, and then you begin to get
the idea. The amazing part was seeing early
stage examples of what would eventually
become standard technologies and transform the way we interact in five, 10, even 15
years' time.
Leap forward to 2010 and the Internet
of things sparks the imagination: connected products, technology embedded within
appliances and equipment that can report
malfunctions or even predict maintenance
needs before a traumatic breakdown; QR
codes that deliver video stories of sustainable agriculture via tags on the food you're
considering purchasing so that with the
click of a smartphone app, you experience

Today, the Internet of things is being heavily
applied to human capital management and is
emerging as the Internet of people.
a new level of brand marketing. All the
while, social media was becoming ever-present, as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and
Glassdoor, were growing at unprecedented
rates. Many companies were caught off
guard by the extent and power of these
informal communication channels that
bridged internal and external communities.
The Internet seemed to be connected to everything-that is everything except human
resource practices.
Today, the Internet of things is being
heavily applied to human capital management and is emerging as the Internet of
people. As it has evolved over the past few
years, patterns of the future begin to take
shape. It's not just new technology; it's what
we do with technology that changes the
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landscape of the workplace. Data handling
capabilities, easy access to volumes of
information that would have been impossible in the past, and the potential of big
data analytics, are all now being applied to
understanding people within and across
organizations. Tech and analytic-savvy HR
professionals are finding they can predict
people and organizational performance as
never before. Many companies are forming entire departments dedicated to such
insights to drive strategy and action. If you
read Michael Lewis's book, Moneyball, or
saw the movie, imagine the same acumen
applied to people at work. Imagine the
competitive advantage those companies
gain, or the loss of advantage suffered by
those who ignore such potential.
This issue of People + Strategy is devoted
to the front lines of change, specifically
the Internet of people. Two guest editors
played a large role in shaping this issue.
David Reimer, a regular contributing editor to the journal, is the CEO of Merryck
& Co., which helps C-suite executives lead
organizational transformation. David
regularly works with executives navigating
disruptive technologies to create competitive advantage. Scott Kelly, as chief human
resource officer and chief transformation
officer at Hitachi Data Systems, leverages
the Internet of people every day. Together
they have curated a broad range of articles,
case studies, and first-person encounters
of how technology and related applications
are transforming organizations around us.
You can catch a wave for a thrilling ride,
but sometimes it crashes on top of you; surfers know both sides of the experience. Seasoned surfers, however, learn to size up the
wave even before it fully forms, anticipate
where it will break, and act before it is too
late. With that image in mind, how do you
plan to catch the next wave of the Internet
as it relates to people and strategy?

Marc Sokol, Ph.D.
Executive Editor



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3

From the Executive Editor
From the Guest Editors
Perspectives
It’s Time for a Second Playbook: HR’s Leadership Role in Transformation
Industry 4.0: Preparing for the Future of Work
When Fast Is Too Slow: “Xcelerating” Leaders at Electronic Arts
Patagonia’s Journey into a New Regenerative Performance Approach
Getting Results with Talent Analytics
How Artificial Intelligence Will Change HR
The Internet of People Delivers New Ways of Learning
Executive Roundtable
In First Person
Linking Theory + Practice
Book Reviews
Leadership Insights
People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Cover1
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - From the Executive Editor
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - From the Guest Editors
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Perspectives
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - It’s Time for a Second Playbook: HR’s Leadership Role in Transformation
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Industry 4.0: Preparing for the Future of Work
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - When Fast Is Too Slow: “Xcelerating” Leaders at Electronic Arts
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Patagonia’s Journey into a New Regenerative Performance Approach
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Getting Results with Talent Analytics
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - How Artificial Intelligence Will Change HR
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - 47
People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - The Internet of People Delivers New Ways of Learning
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Executive Roundtable
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - 57
People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - In First Person
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Linking Theory + Practice
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - 65
People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Book Reviews
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People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - 68
People & Strategy Summer 2017 Vol. 40 Issue 3 - Leadership Insights
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