Business Agility Online ThinkTank S01E05: From traditional to modern – the role of HR in agile organizations

28 July 2021
08:45 - 10:15

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HR has been struggling lately with criticism of being the organizational police by implementing processes with the belief of increasing performance and engagement. Often to the contrary effect, though: Those processes are seen to hinder the organizational performance and engagement.

We believe that this needs to change: HR has been sitting in the back seat for too long now, it’s time to step up and take responsibility for change, in a way where you show what you can really do for the organization.

It’s all about the people, the relationships, and the system in which the people live and work. If we can give the right prerequisites to people, they will take care of the rest.

It’s the system that needs to be managed, not the people. We don’t need to do more things, or implement difficult frameworks, methods, or models – we just need to learn how to stop hindering people from giving their best effort to the company by providing the wrong structures.

It’s a path of trial and error to find the best way for each company; not easy, but necessary. The agile principles and mindset can guide you and the tools and practices will often work, but not always. Best practice is already old practice, only used by mediocre companies. The only way to move forward will be to continuously learn, and companies that can learn faster than others, will be the winners. Continuous learning from trial and error will be the only competitive advantage in the future.

HR has the power to decide on these structures that can support people to perform. If HR keeps holding on to the old, traditional way of designing how we work with learning, development, acquisition, performance, and people planning, we don’t have the possibility to change in any part of the company. The consequence is a rigid and fixed organization, chained to the systems and processes that were supposed to fix everything.

HR can support or hinder the change towards a more agile organization, and that’s why HR needs to go first! By providing different structures and focus on customer value instead of rules, HR can lead the company through the change in a way that no other department is capable of.

Join us on 28 July to our Business Agility Online ThinkTank, when we address, how HR can transition from the traditional enforcer of fixed structures to a facilitator of empowerment and continuous learning.

Agenda:
08.45 – 09.00: Login and check technology
09.00 – 10.00: Interactive presentation with inclusion of participants to discuss and ask about own experiences.
10.00 – 10.15: Virtual Coffee Networking

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