Chief Executive Officer | episode 410

Humu CEO Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock Chief Executive Officer of Humu, an organization that he co-founded with two former Google executives. Humu employs behavioral change science to create better work experiences for employees. Their Nudge Engine™ technology transforms organizations at scale using small, personal steps based on science, machine learning, and a little bit of love. In his role as CEO of Humu, Laszlo brings to bear many of the innovative practices that he developed during his ten-year tenure as the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google. Prior to Google, Laszlo served as an executive at General Electric and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Laszlo is the best-selling author of WORK RULES! and was named "Human Resources Executive of the Year" by HR Resources Magazine in 2010. September 09, 2019

410: Humu Co-Founder and CEO Laszlo Bock describes the genesis, development, and deployment of Nudges, which were created to address that problem that great numbers of people are miserable in their jobs. Nudges are digital reminders that prompt the small actions that are most impactful when driving five factors: organizational performance, retention, individual happiness, inclusion, and innovation. In addition to using the product themselves, Humu targets large organizations as customers in order to make the greatest impact toward their mission and to ensure that they are developing products around data sets that are representative of the general population of workers. We also discuss the values that Laszlo draws from his time at Google, why he believes analytics, statistics, and computer science will drive a revolution in HR, and how immigrants, such as Laszlo himself, are fundamentally entrepreneurial in character. 

I believe that HR is poised to have the same revolution that operations and manufacturing had 100 years ago. This is an opportunity to bring analytics, statistics, and computer science into the HR field.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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