Solving the Productivity Puzzle Shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2021

Mar 9, 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 Business Book Awards has arrived and I am delighted to announce that my latest book, Solving the Productivity Puzzle, has been nominated in the HR and Management category.

The Business Book Awards celebrate leadership, change and sustainability in business. The hand selected shortlist of business books share the very best in industry knowledge and experience. Having worked in the HR management consulting and software industry for over 30 years, I am very happy to be recognised as an author alongside my fellow industry leaders.

More so, I am delighted to see Solving the Productivity Puzzle on the shortlist. It is great to see the book achieve this level of attention, as it is more important than ever that we think and do differently to create engaging workplaces where people flourish and innovate.

Solving the Productivity Puzzle by Tim Ringo

The world economy is going to have to quickly get back on its feet to ensure a level of prosperity for everyone and solving the challenge of declining people productivity is the key to creating a high performing global economy that works for all.

Indeed, Solving the Productivity Puzzle has been nominated alongside some fantastic HR books in the HR and Management category, such as The Energised Workplace: Designing Organisations where People Flourish and Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees.

However, I encourage you to also take a look at the books in some of their other categories such as Change and Sustainability, Leadership for the Future and Diversity, Inclusion and Equality.

As I demonstrate in Solving the Productivity Puzzle, transformative HR operating models are created when the HR department work collaboratively with the business as a whole to drive change. The diverse line up of the Business Book Awards categories and nominations celebrates this multi-faceted approach to business.

With the line-up announced last night, the nominations will now go through a rigorous and high-quality judging process where the judges will read, analyse and whittle down the nominations until they have selected a winner for each category. The judges include industry leaders such as Sue Ingram and Jacqui Mann and publishing experts such as head judge, Alison Jones.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 25th May at the virtual awards ceremony. I’m looking forward to attending and celebrating the very best in business alongside the other nominees. It is truly fantastic to have a night dedicated to celebrating the business books that are helping to inspire fellow entrepreneurs, consultants and directors and transforming the world of work.

Big thanks to the Business Book Awards’ judging panel for shortlisting Solving the Productivity Puzzle and to Kogan Page for publishing mine and all the other stellar HR books recognised at this year’s awards.

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Tim's Bio

Tim has over 30 years' experience as an executive in the HR Consulting and HR Software industry. He has architected and led some of the largest and most successful HR IT and change programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

He began his career in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1990 where he was Managing Director, in Accenture’s Talent and Organization, Service Line. In 2006, he was recruited to IBM Global Business Services where he led IBM’s global Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting practice.

He was most recently Vice President of SAP SuccessFactors for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led SuccessFactors’ HR Advisory teams across the region.

Additionally, he is on the Board and Non-Executive Director of Optunli an HR solution providing a unique approach for strategic workforce planning. Tim is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD).

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