Take the 100% guesswork and 50% wasted potential out of managing people

Discover how our last 17 corporate research partners generated $3.7B of CFO-documented first-year “Organizational EBITDA” in the targeted operations.

Why it matters:  Years of casually represented management science, wishful theorizing, and speculative advice led to as many years of management guessing about how to best organize and manage the human side of business.

What this means:  This guesswork makes organizational dysfunction normal and leaves it unquestioned as management methods become even further misaligned from the continuing evolution to more knowledge work, better educated workers, and greater workplace complexity.

What’s in it for you:  Humaneering-based methods isolate and resolve this accumulated guesswork — aka “organizational debt” — to create the high-functioning organization leaders want and need.

The bottom line:  Liquidating this “organizational debt” resolves organization challenges and reduces dysfunction, thus increasing workforce capacity and generating “Organizational EBITDA”.

Replace years of guesswork with humaneering methods to reclaim workforce potential

The big picture:  Humaneering relates to human nature just the same way as engineering relates to physical nature — an applied science or “universal technology” that transforms research findings across hundreds of narrowly focused research disciplines into broadly helpful knowledge that is readily accessible for application.

What’s new:  Humaneering was conceived in the 1930s by Purdue University industrial psychology professor Joseph Tiffin, yet development stalled before the nonprofit Humaneering Technology Initiative (HTI) launched in 2002, Humaneering’s first application is “human work” — closing the gap between what science knows and management does.

The objective: Whereas success in science disciplines like leadership, human resources, management, and organization behavior is measured in academic paper citations, success in humaneering is measured by its impact on management’s existing metrics, like revenue, performance, costs, and productivity. 

By the numbers: Now in its 20th year of development, HTI has thus far involved . . . 

    • 200+ science disciplines
    • 1,300+ academic scholars from all regions
    • 670+ organization executives, managers, and professionals
    • 430,000+ knowledge workers
    • 92 “research partner” organizations including multi-nationals, segment leaders, and VC-backed techs
    • 2005, 2009, 2015 and 2019 beta versions released for field testing
    • 2015 beta version generated $3.7B of first-year “Organizational EBITDA” for 17 research partners
    • 2030 is target year for open release
Illustration of the Science-Practice Gap

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How this works:  Humaneering remains a protected trade secret during development to avoid even more confusion for managers, yet it is available pre-release through IP license to organizations that become research partners. 

What’s the cost:  Humaneering is free to use, similar to engineering. Reasonable costs are involved to either learn humaneering or hire someone who has. Organizations can train and license selected organization members or retain licensed humaneers from HTI or from a forthcoming community of licensed independent professionals.

Not for everyone:  Humaneering is cutting edge despite its conservative development principles and methods. Because Version 3.0 was surprisingly dependable, our existing “research partners” encouraged us to expand access to Version 4.0 to the so-called “Visionaries” in Everett Rogers’ “Diffusion of Innovation”. You know who you are.

Innovation Adoption Cycle

Join other visionaries solving workforce challenges, resolving organization dysfunction, and achieving higher levels of management effectiveness with humaneering

Act now:  Seize this moment to explore how humaneering can help you and your organization. If you do not become a “research partner” on this visit, no problem, just do not expect the typical follow-up calls and email. You are always welcome to reconsider, of course, yet we limit outreach to people who may not have heard about humaneering.

How we work:  You are going to like the way we make you look. You decide what you want to achieve, and we help you design the best approach for your situation. We co-lead initiatives, mentor and teach you and your people, and continuously guarantee your satisfaction. Plus, lots of safe experiments and data. It helps that humaneering works so well.

No donations:  Unlike most nonprofit organizations, HTI does not solicit donations. Bootstrapped from its launch, HTI funds the development of humaneering with fee-based application-support services.

New opportunities:  Organization executives have dominated our “research partners” from the beginning. With Version 4.0, we are expanding support to all of our direct stakeholders. See what this means for you . . .

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Preliminary Assessment

Taking a new approach to any organizational challenge is naturally risky. That’s why we offer this fixed-price first step that provides you with a quick yet incisive humaneering-based perspective on your situation, likely alternative solutions, a brief report and, if appropriate, our step-by-step proposal for assisting you.

Comprehensive Consulting Support

We are accustomed to sharing leadership with management and providing whatever support is needed to follow a challenge through to the desired outcome. We use a “phase-gate” approach that keeps the work on target and meaningful, the client comfortably in control, and the participating organization members learning how to perform this work for themselves in the future.

Client-Site Improvement Lab

Once senior executives are comfortable with humaneering’s new and unique potential, their attention turns to leveraging humaneering’s potential throughout the organization, potentially driven by the managers of people-dependent operation (i.e., from within). This is best accomplished with the instillation of coordinated onsite and online facilities to promote and support continuous organizational innovation, improvement, and change.

MULTI-CLIENT PROGRAMS

Loveable Jobs Initiative

Executives and professional concerned with organizational productivity should join this groundbreaking four-year initiative to discover and validate humaneering’s guidance for increasing and maximizing the productivity (i.e., economic value created / economic cost) of knowledge- and service-workers. The cost is low and the validated guidance begins immediately and is tested and refined annually throughout the Initiative.

Productivity Innovation Initiative

Executives and professional concerned with organizational productivity should join this groundbreaking four-year initiative to discover and validate humaneering’s guidance for increasing and maximizing the productivity (i.e., economic value created / economic cost) of knowledge- and service-workers. The cost is low and the validated guidance begins immediately and is tested and refined annually throughout the Initiative.

HR Pathfinder Initiative

Each year, in 2022, 2023 and 2024, we will co-lead HR executives from a select group of major organizations in a thorough consideration of how HR can lead the application of humaneering’s strategic and operational potential to best capitalize on this breakthrough technology for organizations. The results of each year’s development, testing and refinements will be integrated into final guidance for HR functions worldwide. Participating organizations will capture first-mover competitive advantage for their company, be first with solutions for current and emerging challenges, and provide much needed HR industry leadership.

HUMANEER DEVELOPMENT AND LICENSING COURSES

Project-Site Apprenticeship and Licensing

For organizations with humaneering projects underway, there is no better way to prepare organization members to maintain and continue the use of humaneering than to apprentice them, utilizing the projects for supervised development experience. This reduces project costs and provides the most relevant development experience.

Individual Development and Licensing Program

The Humaneer Development and Licensing Program (HDLP) will meet the increasing need for both internal and external consultants who are licensed professional humaneers. It utilizes a competency-based development approach and features 2 years of part-time, live-instructor-led online course work (i.e., 4 to 10 hours weekly) broken into 12-week learning sprints culminating with projects or tests, followed by required supervised practice and a comprehensive license examination. Learn more.

Additional Learning Opportunities – Coming Soon

We will introduce more and varied learning opportunities — ranging from brief introductory education to focused programs on common issues such as Performance Management, Employee Engagement, and Employee Recruiting and Retention.

More briefing dates announced!

Be Prepared for Humaneering

Get up-to-speed on humaneering at this virtual briefing for organization executives, managers, and professionals. Prepare for a breakthrough in 21st century workforce management, with pre-release availability in July 2022.