LPA 2022 Blog Assignment

April 18, 2022

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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 500-word blog post about People Analytics, and to post it on d3.harvard.edu by 11:00pm EST on Monday, April 18. 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 1:00pm EST on Wednesday, April 20. Selected posts will be discussed in class.

If you have any problems with the digital.hbs.org platform, please email diplatform@hbs.edu for help, and visit the digital platform resources page for helpful advice.

Submitted (38)

Take Step 1 back to square 1
Ellen Kim
Last modified on April 19, 2022 at 6:18 pm
US physician trainees have to take multiple extremely high-stakes exams that cause significant stress. As of 2022, the most critical exam, USMLE Step 1, has become fully pass/fail, meaning program directors lose one of their most important data points about [...]
The Dark Side of People Analytics
Elena Petrova
Last modified on April 18, 2022 at 9:55 pm
People Analytics is transforming the modern-day HR department by spearheading a new era of data-driven decision-making. Yet, if technology is to replace human judgement, talking about the dark side of people analytics is necessary if not critical.