Rethinking HR Structure

Organizational structure is a hot topic. Increasing customer expectations, team-centric operations, and the demands of staying ahead in a time of hypercompetition and massive change are forcing a much-needed rethink of how businesses structure themselves. The old hierarchal models designed for a “predict, command, and control” way of working no longer work and are putting […]

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Prediction 12: HR will wake up to the changing nature of work itself.

There is a distinct sense of uneasiness among many HR leaders of large organizations. It starts with a common recognition that the bread-and-butter pillars of the function, such as learning, recruiting, talent planning, and leadership development, aren’t delivering the level of value they should. Viewed separately, the gaps between current and desired states in these […]

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Prediction 10: HR will take its own medicine in boosting capabilities.

Changes driven by advanced technologies and shifting workforces are creating unprecedented opportunities for transforming the workplace. At the same time, the very nature of the relationship between a business and its workforce is changing. Old, top-down management paradigms are fading away. Teamwork, mobility, innovation, and inclusion are taking center stage, along with redefining work with […]

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Prediction 7: HR will help every employee lead a better work life using data and analytics.

HR has recently come to embrace people analytics (PA). More than 85 percent of the companies surveyed for our latest High-Impact People Analytics study[1] have developed their PA capabilities beyond the most rudimentary level. But nearly 70 percent of companies have not yet scaled those capabilities across the HR organization.[2] If companies stop now, they […]

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