Chris Grams, Gary Hamel’s M-Prize 2011

HCI Has Partnered with Dr. Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) to Produce the first annual Human Capital M-Prize.

Chris Grams, President, New KindChris Grams

Welcome to a special Innovation Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio, with Peter Clayton reporting. At the HCI Engagement and Retention Conference in Chicago next month, Chris Grams, the Management Innovation Exchange Community Guide, will lead Gary Hamel’s M-Prize 2011 winners in a panel discussion showcasing their award-winning creative ideas:

This year’s award is focused on enabling communities of passion in our organizations.

Joining me today to discuss the the conference and the award is Chris Grams, president an Kind.

From HCI:

This year’s award is focused on enabling communities of passion in our organizations:

1. What is your bold new idea or radical solution to the lack of engagement and passion in our current workforces?

2. What game-changing story or “hack” can transform employees everywhere into more engaged, motivated and productive contributors?

Our Human Capital Management efforts are most successful when they encourage people to contribute their own passion and energy to the organization. Passion is a powerful multiplier of human accomplishment, particularly when like-minded individuals converge around a worthy cause. Yet research shows that most employees are emotionally disengaged. When employees are unfulfilled, they underperform--and the organization suffers. What if our employees were not only re-engaged, but also passionately interested, and eager to contribute more? How can we inspire passion in the people we lead? And how do we convert that passion to productivity?

At the HCI Engagement and Retention Conference in Chicago next month, Chris Grams, the Management Innovation Exchange Community Guide, will lead Gary Hamel’s M-Prize 2011 winners in a panel discussion showcasing their award-winning creative ideas:

Lisa Haneberg, VP of OD at MPI Consulting, will share her vision of a "talent management cloud," a custom-built, ever-evolving support system capable of creating conditions that help people grow with (and stay in) an organization. Joris Luijke, head of global HR at Australian software company Atlassian, will share his blueprint for a completely redesigned (and much more humane) take on performance reviews.

Doug Solomon, CTO of celebrated design and innovation firm IDEO, will share his company’s two-year journey to develop a knowledge-sharing system called "The Tube" that stimulates and supports collaboration and generates pioneering work.

Chris Grams builds sustainable brands, cultures, and communities in and around companies and organizations. The open source way—including themes like openness, collaboration, transparency, community, and meritocracy—is key influence of his work. Chris blogs on brand, community and culture at Dark Matter Matters, and on open source and the future of business at opensource.com. He has over 15 years of experience in the communications field, including 10 years at Red Hat, the world's leading supplier of open source solutions, where he played a key role in building the brand and culture, recently in the role of Senior Director, Brand Communications + Design.

Before Red Hat, Chris did a two year tour of duty at IBM, and has also been an editor and literary agent in the book publishing industry. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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https://www.totalpicture.com/career-podcast-interview-channels/innovation-interviews/1179-chris-grams-gary-hamels-m-prize-2011.html

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