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The future for HR is agile, systemic and here

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April 30th, 2018

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A systems thinking definition In a recent article for HR Magazine Paul Walley gave a useful definition of systemic thinking as: “an approach to problem-solving that sees complex entities as a series of components with each part interacting with and influencing the rest. The approach can be applied to managing organisations: the various divisions, units […]

Time for a re-examination of HR?

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April 25th, 2018

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Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to connect with various HR Leaders, on our own open programme and at a People Directors network meeting. As always these leaders are passionate about their organisations and the people who work there. As always they are grappling with complex and strategic issues, whilst ensuring their […]

HR and the future of work – will HR have a role to play?

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July 3rd, 2017

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Last week I had an opportunity to debate “Who is the People Director of the Future” (www.peopledirector.org) with a group of HR leaders from a variety of private and public sector companies, many of which are household names. Although I am an advocate for the often-maligned HR function, I found it was quite easy to […]

Why is change so hard?

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February 2nd, 2017

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It’s not like we never change, it’s something we do almost daily. If there are road works on our way to work, we find an alternative route. If the supermarket moves where it puts our favourite items, we don’t just stand there waiting for them to put them back, we explore, ask around, or choose […]

HR and the future of work – don’t forget the fundamentals

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January 26th, 2017

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The new year has brought the usual round of predictions about the future of the world of work, and the implications for people functions . It has also brought headlines that suggest such a world is no longer in the distant future, but is starting to be reality now e.g. “worlds largest hedge fund to […]