KNACK NAMED AS FINALIST IN THE UNLIMITED HUMAN POTENTIAL M-PRIZE
We recently discovered that Hot Spots Movement friends Knack.it have been nominated for the Unlimited Human Potential M-Prize, which recognises the most progressive practices and innovative ideas for unleashing human capability.
The finalists submitted stories and hacks around inverting the pyramid, busting bureaucracy, redesigning people practices for a social, mobile, self-determined, big-data driven world, and reimagining organisations entirely as dynamic value-creating networks – with Knack.it CEO Guy Halfteck providing a story entitled Unlocking the Hidden Reservoirs of Human Potential: How “Big Oil” and Knack Combined Radically Innovative Big Data Technology and “Big Data Mindset” to Pick Winning Innovators at Web Scale. More
SPOTLIGHT ON FAST RETAILING
In this month’s interview, we talk to Lynda Tyler, Group Officer and Senior Vice President HR at Fast Retailing. The Japanese high street clothing giant is a Future of Work Research Consortium member – find out how they deal with managing diversity and surfacing new ideas.
WHAT IS FAST RETAILING?
Fast Retailing is the young, fast-growing retail company behind high street names such as UNIQLO, Comptoir Des Cotonniers and J Brand. We started life as a small, men’s shop in Ube City, Yamaguchi, Japan and have transformed into a truly global organisation. Our growth has been predominantly organic through expanding the reach of our current brands, though in recent years we have made a series of acquisitions in new markets outside of our home country of Japan. More