Rita Trehan

Rita Trehan, a former Chief Human Resources Officer, now serves as a global business-transformation and capacity-building expert with more than 20 years' experience. She has helped Fortune 200 companies and large corporations worldwide to improve operational efficiency, performance, consistency, and profits, successfully delivering transformation projects for global firms including Honeywell, AES Corporation, Coca-Cola and the World Bank.
Can Corporate Diversity Change the World?

Can Corporate Diversity Change the World?

It’s not in my nature to wax philosophical or poetic about the world’s problems, but a recent article on Fortune concerning Google’s attempts to change the lack of diversity in their culture got me thinking: can corporate diversity change the world? In one aspect, it...

The Next Evolution of Brainstorming

The Next Evolution of Brainstorming

I’m quite fond of getting people together to solve problems. As part of my work, I gather employees and constituents for focus groups and brainstorming sessions all the time. But a new article in Fast Company has made me rethink the old process of brainstorming...

HR’s Future is Big Data

HR’s Future is Big Data

One of the things I’m most passionate about as a long-time HR professional is the progression of our practice. We suffer from quite a bit of bad press and misperception as an overall group, that we’re the people in the company who couldn’t cut it in other lines of...

The New Role of the CHRO

The New Role of the CHRO

As a former CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer), I’m familiar with the role. Leader of the HR team, confidant of the CEO, the person in charge of the individuals who drive the larger corporate machine. We mitigate legal risk, optimize performance, handle personal and...

The End of Busy Work

The End of Busy Work

Busy. Everyone is busy. We’re all so busy. Walk around the floor at your company, and that word is bandied about with fervor. People speak in awe and respect about how “busy” someone is. It’s a mark of distinction. Employees click away, race around from meeting to...

Is Brainstorming Dead?

Is Brainstorming Dead?

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve attended where teammates have been asked to brainstorm ideas. Everyone comes prepared with some thoughts, everyone listens to all the ideas, and the best ideas rise to the top, right? This is democracy in action, the crux of...