“HR’s role is not to do HR ‘stuff’ but to build the capability of an organisation to deliver its strategy and create sustainable value for its stakeholders,” remarked Nick Holley, Director of Corporate Research Forum Learning. This vision captures the zeitgeist of the HR world today, and is a common theme among business leaders outside of HR. After all, there has been a clear collective intent in elevating HR’s role in strategic business concerns over the past few decades (read more).
Rupert and I debated this topic extensively during CRF’s conference, and afterwards with Julian: How can HR become business transformation leaders, while still addressing day-to-day operational requirements (read more)? At the end of the day, we circled back to Sudhanshu Palsule Q&A comments: “HR must evolve from an M1 ‘reactive’ mind-set to becoming ‘active influencers’.”
I’ve summarised the takeaways from the CRF conference in a four-step journey below (Figure 1 – click to zoom in). Converting business leaders’ intent into action is today’s imperative to empower HR.
As Brian Dive, Managing Director at DMA Consultancy, fittingly articulated at the conference, let’s get together and ‘Master our (HR) mission’.
This blog has been co-authored with Julian Holmes
Image credit: Jakub Szepietowski
Editor: Melissa Adjiputro
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