Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

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When change is not systematic and process driven, change happens haphazardly without yielding expected benefits and usually leaving employees frustrated. This is primarily due to business leaders not having the competence to lead change effectively and as an organization not having a deliberate change management mindset. Companies who are deliberate...

By Madu Ratnayake on May 19, 2022

In short we need our staff to understand how to learn effectively in the workplace and to give them a rich understanding of the business so that they can drive their own development.

To survive in the  world we are living in, organisations need to be able to learn quickly....

By Kate Nicholls on May 17, 2022

Adaptability originates organizational changes. I believe that the enemies of the Adaptability emerge from a mix of aspects such as:

The complexity of the changes.

The uncertainty about the effectiveness of the changes.

The organization does not have a change-oriented culture.

The organization does not have skills, tools and knowledge...

By Carlos Primera on May 16, 2022

The Rolling Stones sang about an Emotional Rescue - and I think HR needs to offer leaders an emotional rescue to help the profession find its roots again. I think a lot of CEOs and Board members are afraid of showing their "emotions" in the workplace / business world. We...

By Paul Deemer on May 16, 2022

HR Managers do not have an active role in the matters of employees within an organization. Who has? Individual Managers. While the Managers are focusing on other aspects of Management (Planning, Controlling, Monitoring, etc.), the Human aspect is neglected. Why? Not intentionally. The Managers do not have skills to make...

By Madhusudan Rao on May 10, 2022
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Adaptability is essentially a cultural element and reflects typical thinking patterns and ways of working.

The main enemy is therefore itself a cultural one.  Embedded behaviours in managers and staff, underpinned by procedures and systems which emphasise the day job and getting work done/targets achieved over development projects, networking with...

For a long time, and still currently in many organizations, HR has a legacy of being transactional. Payroll, benefits, health and safety, compensation, etc, etc.

The fundamental skill set required to be good at transacting has (arguably) insubstantial overlap with the skill set required to be good at transforming.


By Sean Schofield on May 9, 2022
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Although it is evident that practices such as "hard & soft management" have been the fundamental in the development of the current human resource management function, they can also sometimes hold organisations back in terms of proactive change. The practices are very relevant to industry 20 or 30 years ago, however in...

By Amy Mahmood on May 9, 2022