People + Strategy Journal

Summer 2020

HR Leads Through a Crisis

COVID-19 became HR’s moment to show creative leadership and forward-thinking agility. Embedded in each organization’s response to the pandemic are the kernels of the next generation of work. Everyone is on a unique journey through this crisis and toward what comes next. 


walking over gap
Why Corporate Directors Need to Focus on Trust
Lisa Shalett, Extraordinary Women on Boards
stack of rocks
Deb Bubb and Joanna Daly, IBM
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Digitalization Drives the New Face of Engagement
Allan H. Church and Sergio Ezama, PepsiCo
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people in circles
Rethinking Smart Workplaces in Uncertain Times
Andi Owen, Ben Watson and Joseph White, Herman Miller
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globe and hand
Kathleen Ross, U.S. Institute of Peace
woman with mask
Coretha Rushing, 2U Inc.


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From the Executive Editor
This Is HR’s Moment
David Reimer
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Laura Morgan Roberts, Dani Monroe, Ella Washington 
and Zuhairah Scott Washington
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In First Person
larry anderson
​In First Person
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Linking Theory + Practice
Designing Organizations in Turbulent Times
Craig Schneier, Kristen Stants and Brad Winn
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Executive Roundtable
The Future of Work Is Now
Moderator: Adam Bryant
Participants: Lucien Alziari, Alan May, Dawn Rogers and Pat Wadors
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​Insight into Action
The ABCs of COVID-19 Business Recovery
Marc Sokol
michael fraccaro
​CHRO Connection
Michael Fraccaro: Leading with Empathy and Transparency
Lisa Connell