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Great session last Thursday - a joint International HR Forum / CHS Alliance “Building Bridges” session around the role of HR in managing all the change and disruption we have seen these past couple of years.
And 2022 is proving that there’s going to be no let-up.
A huge thanks to Angelique Slob from The Hello Monday Club, and the CIPD’s head of HR Georgina Powell, for anchoring this session with their experiences and insights.
And of course to to Gozel Baltaeva from the CHS Alliance for helping pull it all together
What were the key takeaways?
- Change is a constant.
- Disruptive change occurs because of an innovation or any other disruption that results in the need to change how an organization works.
- The role of HR is to understand where things are heading and anticipate disruption
- Some were able to see that the pandemic would have a global impact, and prepared for it.
- What else is coming up? Flexible working, 4-day week, activity based working, redefining the role of offices, transformed expectations re the role of a manager, increased employee activism, human rights, sustainability, climate change, DEI, global equality, AI, VR, etc. And what about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? How can you prepare your org for these shifts?
What implications does all of this have for the capabilities of an HR leader? We need to be able to:
- Research trends and anticipate future disruptions.
- Lead strategic discussions.
- Embrace community learning.
- Develop critical thinking and vision.
- Have a challenging mindset.
- Learn and share.
- Create safe spaces for people to experiment and change.
- Shift business models from “command and control” to “enabling and empowering”.
- Understand the skills and capabilities needed for any business to thrive.
- Promote equality of experience and opportunity within a hybrid world.
- Engage in the conversations that matter.
And just like that, the hour was up. Doesn’t time fly when you’re talking about change?
Want to learn more? Connect with Angelique and George.
See you soon - take care, and be good.