HUMANS ARE AWESOME
Written by: Hanadi El Sayyed
If there is one organizational function that is under enormous pressure today to catapult itself into tomorrow, it will be HR. Confronting the seismic impact of the pandemic on the profession starts with realizing and accepting that there is simply no more room for HR to kick the can on reinventing itself, nor it is an option anymore but rather a demand by both business and people—that or risk being one of the first organization functions to become irrelevant and disappear.
The change HR needs to undergo and immediately is radical and in all of its facets: mindset, purpose, way of thinking, concepts, foundational models, and operations. The new world of work that dawned on us has new rules, and HR must learn them very fast.
The pandemic is offering HR an opportunity to reflect on, reimagine, and reset the function. Here are five areas where to start:
Peter Drucker famously declared the phrase “innovate or die”, though others may have claimed it as well. But whatever its origin, the message is clear: change, or you’re toast.
Hanadi El Sayyed