HR leaders and other senior executives face a dilemma: buy into innovative, new, and potentially game-changing ideas about people management and leadership, with the risk of chasing the latest bright, shiny objects and negatively disrupting the organization. Or, have the opposite reaction of adhering to the status quo, impervious to any provocative new ideas—a common perception about HR held by many.
But there’s another path. In an upcoming Harvard Business Review article, Steven Rice, formerly the EVP of HR at Juniper Networks (and now the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) describes how that company successfully addressed this dilemma. He describes how Juniper Networks became an HR innovator, and the mindset and framework the company developed for testing and integrating valuable new approaches.
In this interactive HBR webinar, Rice shares the key insights and lessons learned from his experience rethinking human resources at Juniper Networks. He describes how and why Juniper Networks abolished forced rankings, completely rethought the company’s annual review process, and along the way has dramatically improved the organization’s talent.