LPA 2021 Blog Assignment

April 13, 2021

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Organizations, from startups to multinationals to non-profits to sports teams, are using employee data in new and exciting ways. They are typically trying to improve efficiency, performance, or both, leading to a variety of intended and unintended consequences. Using employee data in new ways often has important implications for employee privacy, company transparency, ethics, and organizational culture.

Your assignment is to write an approximately 600-word blog post about People Analytics, and to post it on d3.harvard.edu by 11:00pm on Tuesday, April 13. Your post should be about an article from a media source or any other content of your choosing. Please include a link to the material you write about. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos, and links to other sites to complement your points.

Write your own reaction to your chosen article in the form of a short blog post. What is your point of view about the issues in question? Are you a proponent? A skeptic? Does your article describe a particularly effective use of data that should be emulated by other organizations? Or do you think it describes an ineffective or troublesome practice? You should go beyond simply describing what is in the article and articulate your own point of view on the topic.

After posting your own blog, please comment on three posts by other students by 9pm on Wednesday, April 14. Selected posts will be discussed in class.

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Submitted (26)

A world with deep people analytics capabilities allow us to experiment with radical ideas like the “Talent to Value” method
Agastya Muthanna
Last modified on April 14, 2021 at 5:31 pm
People analytics will open up a world where companies can be creative with how they link people directly to the value they create
Would people analytics make people short term oriented and cold?
Soichiro Chiba
Posted on April 14, 2021 at 11:24 pm
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/11/three-ways-data-analytics-workplace-better/ The World Economic Forum have said they have identified three strategies that organizations should focus to increase people’s analytics capabilities to maximize their firm’s potential, that are 1. Investing in data analytics capabilities/tools to increase the accuracy of performance [...]