The Division of Programs in Business (DPB) has launched a new conversation series for SPS faculty on applied research and collaboration across industries and the functional areas of business. The first installment in the series commenced on Monday, December 7th, with a lunchtime discussion focused on research pertaining to Human Capital Management (HCM). The forum opened with remarks from Dr. Martin Ihrig, Associate Dean, and a brief overview of the HCM department from Academic Director, Dr. Anna Tavis.
Dean Ihrig emphasized the importance of innovation at the intersection of disciplines in solving real-world challenges, and Dr. Tavis commented on emerging workplace trends, including the dissolution of silos, the development of more agile and mutually reinforcing projects, and employee-centered culture. SPS faculty discussed their backgrounds and expertise in a variety of fields, including diversity and inclusion, strategic workforce planning, public relations, real estate and sustainable design, energy and environment, and leisure and hospitality. In 2021, the series will continue to explore opportunities for collaboration and research across divisions at SPS.