TMA 2018: The Future Of Work by Arthur Carmazzi
The first guest of the Talent Management Asia conference, Arthur Carmazzi, shed light on the future of work through storytelling. He shared valuable insights into why companies are reinventing work and how.
Interestingly, Mr.Carmazzi believes that companies are ultimately reinventing work to provide personal gratification. This gratification must happen now – and for it to happen successfully, companies need to adapt and apply their “must-see” progress – by implementing “engaging” ways to measure results.
Sounds simple, but there are different things to consider. Here, he talked about “Organisational Culture” and how the future of work can make people’s lives at work richer.
His research highlighted that team play and collaboration are the top 2 factors why people love their jobs.
2. The Importance Of Your Environment
Furthermore, he explained that as an individual, you affect your own environment. Your environment reacts to you and affects you – thus you react to the reactions of your environment. Your environment affects your behaviour, your performance and your motivation. Which, he concluded, is good news – as you and only you are in control.
During his ‘sweet’ storytelling, he described the “Sword of awareness” – through which he explained that feedback is a measurement loop that affects your environment. When given poor feedback which doesn’t support your full potential, you are under-valued and as a result, you don’t succeed. Feedback doesn’t always have to be positive – but at least constructive.
In other words, your environment leads you to your success!
3. Different Coloured Brains; Different Motivators
He finished his story by explaining that we all have different brain colors. Green, purple, red, blue – everyone is different. We all have distinctive motivators.
A green brain gives clarity by taking action. A typical ‘green brainer’ believes that nothing is connected. A purple brain sees everything inter-related through data; and thus, sees clearer options through more information. Red brains have structure – and it is primordial for them to see more clarity. Last but not least, blue brains have intuitive processing. A typical ‘blue brainer’ will believe that everything is connected. Contrarily to being logical, the blue brain feels.
At some point, Arthur explained that performance or employee engagement programs must be instant and have visible results. Instead of the traditional performance management processes that are typically yearly, Mr. Carmazzi declares that it needs to be done every two weeks.
To wrap up his story, he affirmed that instead of hiring for skills or competencies, you need to hire first for cultural fit. Your organizational culture is the first step for successful engagement.
Thanks, Arthur for a very eye-opening conversation on a crucial HR concern!
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