Once again the Brisbane HR space has been disrupted with an influx of new ideas that were shared earlier in November. If you couldn’t make it to the event this year, the videos are now live at https://disrupthr.co/vimeo-tag/disrupthrbne/, the topics were diverse and engaging branding from goal setting, to job remuneration to neuro-diversity. For now, check out our blogs to get an idea of what was discussed as well as links to the individual videos.
Michael kicked off the evening into gear by getting stuck into disruptive communication. Often managers will confine themselves into a box of their own creation where not much is challenged which can lead to unproductive management patterns. What he posits is holding a strong conviction, disrupting often and changing perspectives through asking the right questions.
Second off the rank was Karen who got aimed to change perspectives surrounding both how HR is perceived within the workplace and also how HR professionals perceive their positions within the workplace. Through undertaking a change led mindset, and to be the navigator of new changes, HR professionals can truly revolutionise workplaces for the better.
The times are changing and thankfully Justin provided a new perspective on the technology revolutions taking place in our workplaces. He highlighted the opportunities that tech represents and its ability to get rid of mundane tasks and substitute them with more productive meaningful tasks that can improve the quality of work for all.
Human connection isn’t just important for out of work endeavors, but also necessary to stop workplace disengagement. People do business with people that they trust, yet this human connection is currently being disrupted by excessive screen time. Finding balance is the key way to improving both mental stability and workplace relations!
It’s not about your culture how, it’s about your culture why! Defining your culture will always be different due to the unique and fluctuating nature of it. Jarod explained how looking after a culture is similar to growing a plant, it needs constant and different attention to help it evolve and this will always be different as different organisations require different tactics.
Rashmi disrupted us with her presentation on paying people for their roles rather than just their job titles. Recognising that people don’t just do their job, they influence their team and encourage a positive culture. When thinking of remuneration we should no longer reduce it to just a value put on a person for their ability to complete a task.
Diversity and its importance have long been proven to be valuable to the workplace but traditionally neurodiverse perspectives haven’t been highlighted in this area. Including people who aren’t neurotypical adds valued perspectives, yet sometimes these individuals aren’t comfortable in an office setting. Andrew posits that to make everyone in your office feel valued, perhaps make social gatherings and open plan offices an opt-in effort.
Psychological safety has been trending in HR circles recently, but Kristyn wants to disrupt our thinking here. Engaging people with thoughtful questioning rather than seeking to complain can encourage thoughtful conversation and change minds. She speaks about asking more questions and taking time to understand what people mean when they say something you may disagree with.
Technology is making no qualms about inserting itself into our workplaces, so it’s best that HR as a profession chooses to accept this, and embrace it! To do so, Jarrod recommends forming a digital strategy that focuses on the human side of your workplace and takes on design thinking strategies to encourage adoption.
Tony did a fantastic job at closing off the evening by going through goal setting. Setting targets can be a troublesome time with the majority of goals never being realised. Combatting this can be done if one only integrates the goal process with achievable steps along the way and makes an effort to link these steps to your daily routine.
If these quick tidbits interested you, make sure you check out the full video to hear what else our speakers had to say! There was plenty of thought-provoking ideas that are sure to Disrupt your thinking.
Due to popular demand, the next Disrupt HR will be held on the 17th of March 2020! Have you got a passion for people, tech or workplace disruption and think you have what it takes? Pop in your speaker application for Disrupt 2020 and get ready to change the game! https://disrupthr.co/city/brisbane/