Changing roles for leaders
If you’re an HR leader, you must wake up to a new range of challenges facing business. Globalising markets are transforming the value chain and leaving current organisational models behind. The nature of work is also changing as the distinction between managers and leaders dissolves. Managers can no longer just ‘execute’; they are part of the transformational and innovation processes that the best businesses need to survive and succeed. Employees also need new levels of awareness and competence to serve not just the bottom line but the top line, too. These are where the key relationships exist that drive competitive advantage.
Culture is shifting. Workers have more diverse needs, interests and lifestyles, and the uniform application of HR tools leaves them disengaged and cynical.