Presenter: Chris Willis
Talk Title: I Am Human Capital: an asset-based perspective on reINVENTing work
Talk Description: If people are an organization's greatest asset, why do so many businesses still treat them as a liability? When faced with business downturn or disruption, workforce cuts are wide, deep, and often feel indiscriminate to those left to deal with collateral damage. No wonder the term "Human Capital" is associated with an interchangeable cog in a profit-making machine. But what if organizations treated Human Capital with the same respect assigned other financial assets? Could the emerging Knowledge Age economy demand we reInvent how we value our workforce?
Bio: Chris is the visionary entrepreneur behind Media 1, a consulting firm dedicated to driving measurable organizational improvement since 1993. Chris played an instrumental role in developing Return On People, a powerful performance improvement methodology grounded in Human Capital Analytics. She is a regular business conference presenter and author, published in Dr Michael Allen's eLearning Annual. Her most recent title is The Return On People eBook. Chris is mom to Johna, who is pursuing a career in law; she is also the founder of Friends of Muskegon Dog Beach, and lives nearby with husband Robert, dachshund Rojito, and Rockett, a Jack Russell Terrorist.