This post was originally written by the team at the Human Capital Development Lab.
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is excited about the newest research focus on human capital development. In collaboration with the School of Medicine, School of Education, and School of Advanced International Studies, the Human Capital Development Lab assembles experts on talent management, organizational behavior and leadership, wellbeing, and health and international policy to unpack the multifaceted and often interlaced complexities of building a thriving and equitable workforce.
This lab bears testament to Johns Hopkins’ commitment to address deep-rooted societal and structural issues and foster interdisciplinary research. We are a proud recipient of the inaugural Nexus Awards, a university-wide initiative to support convening, research, and teaching anchored at Carey Business School’s new D.C. home at 555 Pennsylvania Ave.NW.
“The ways we work individually and together have changed dramatically just in the last few years, and will continue to evolve,” said Carey Business School Dean Alex Triantis. “The Human Capital Development Lab is uniquely positioned to gather the best minds in human capital leadership, put research to work, and be a partner in the future of an organization’s most valuable asset – its people.”
While people are at the heart of any successful organization, they are also susceptible to systemic shocks and changes in socioeconomic expectations. The HCD Lab emerged amid increasing needs in business, organizations, and nations as they work to address the human capital challenges of today and the planning for new solutions tomorrow. In an era when rapid disruptions have become the new normal, no organization can sustain itself unless the human capital needs are met. Therefore, leaders need a deep understanding of the nuanced challenges. Additionally, it’s vital to build seamless exchange between researchers and practitioners. The HCD Lab takes on this responsibility and strives to be the conduit for solutions.