LYNDA GRATTON INTERVIEWS…Dana El-Sheikh, HR Business Partner, Takatuf
In this series of regular interviews, Lynda Gratton speaks to Future of Work Research Consortium members. This month, Dana El-Sheikh, from Oman Oil Company’s HR services firm, Takatuf.
LG: What would you most like to see happen, in terms of the future of work?
DE-S: I would like to see more youth engagement from companies to help bridge the gap between workplace demands/skills and young people’s expectations.
LG: What do you consider to be the biggest challenge in today’s workplace and that impacts Takatuf?
DE-S: Attracting and retaining Talent. Firstly to develop a brand that is attractive to talent both locally and globally followed by creating effective channels to attract talent into our respective organisations. Finally creating appropriate processes to retain and motivate this talent at the workplace and ensure knowledge transfer and sharing across the organisation. More
HOT SPOTS COMMENTARY -
IF YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE, SHARE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
by Tina Schneidermann, COO, Hot Spots Movement
If you’ve any experience with collaboration, then you will know: communication matters. Open, two-way or multi-way communication, to be more precise. So, it amused me earlier this week to come across the website of a large organisation’s collaborative innovation programme containing no contact details and a rather cumbersome and impersonal submission form for potential collaborators.
After hunting around for 10 minutes or so to look for any kind of contact that wasn’t a proposal form, I was left somewhat stunned. How is anyone meant to collaborate with this organisation if they can’t talk to them? Where, when and with whom do the conversations which should precede any proposal take place? It seems to me, they have missed out some vital steps in the collaboration process.
This approach might work if your collaboration amounts to giving up-and-coming talents the opportunity to join a stable of world-famous retail brands. More