Transformational HR

How Human Resources Can Create Value and Impact Business Strategy

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Author: Perry Timms

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749481331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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In our increasingly fast and competitive world, HR professionals are uniquely placed to prepare an organization for lasting success. Pioneers are leading the way using the latest developments in the world of work such as Lean UX, holacracy, futurology and work-as-a-platform. Transformational HR shows HR professionals how to unleash this potential and use these advances to make an impact on business strategy. This book puts transformational HR in context, exploring what has and hasn't worked. It sets out a vision of what HR can be, providing examples of and lessons from HR thought leaders who have begun to transform their workplaces. In addition to presenting numerous examples, Transformational HR provides tools, models and advice for HR professionals aspiring to become more finely-tuned, responsive, forward-thinking and impact-led. Featuring case studies and references from companies from the USA, Mexico, Slovenia and the UK, it is a blueprint for turning the HR function into a powerhouse for organizational success and creating more fulfilling experiences for people.

Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy

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Author: Linda Holbeche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136429999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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What difference can an aspiring HR strategist really make to business value? Is HR making the most of its new opportunities to become a pivotal part of the business? In a world where HR can suffer from a low, administrative profile, Linda Holbeche shows how some HR strategists have impressed and delivered at the highest level. Building on surveys undertaken through Personnel Today magazine, and research via Roffey Park Institute, Holbeche provides a set of tools and case studies that show how HR strategists have utilised their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives, often within their current job role. The relationship between an effective people strategy and business success is hard to quantify in financial terms, but Holbeche provides persuasive examples to add to the growing body of evidence. Case studies include Mergers & Acquisitions policies, organizational design, retaining high flyers in an international environment, and core competency approaches. Linda Holbeche's previous book on Motivating People in Lean Organizations was shortlisted for the MCA book prize in 1998.

The HR Value Proposition

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Author: David Ulrich,Wayne Brockbank

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142214805X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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The international best seller Human Resource Champions helped set the HR agenda for the 1990s and enabled HR professionals to become strategic partners in their organizations. But earning a seat at the executive table was only the beginning. Today's HR leaders must also bring substantial value to that table. Drawing on their 16-year study of over 29,000 HR professionals and line managers, leading HR experts Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank propose The HR Value Proposition. The authors argue that HR value creation requires a deep understanding of external business realities and how key stakeholders both inside and outside the company define value. Ulrich and Brockbank provide practical tools and worksheets for leveraging this knowledge to create HR practices, build organizational capabilities, design HR strategy, and marshal resources that create value for customers, investors, executives, and employees. Written by the field's premier trailblazers, this book charts the path HR professionals must take to help lead their organizations into the future. Ulrich is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Business and the author of 12 books and more than 100 articles on the subject of human resources. Brockbank is a clinical professor of business at the University of Michigan School of Business, the author of award-winning papers on HR strategy, and an adviser to top global organizations.

Human Resources in the 21st Century

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Author: Marc Effron,Robert Gandossy,Marshall Goldsmith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471434214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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New and faster technology, redefined values, and shifting customer demands are changing the way businesses operate in the twenty-first century. Human resources and business leaders are faced with the challenge of redefining their strategies on leadership, talent, and diversity, while evaluating their operational effectiveness. This book presents the compelling contributions of thought leaders-such as David Ulrich, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Jeffrey Pfeffer-who offer a road map for what these leaders can expect. Renowned HR executives also provide their expert advice and prescriptions for the future. The nature of human resources will continue to evolve as the new century progresses-with this book, HR professionals can change with it. Marc Effron (Darien, CT) is the Global Practice Leader for Hewitt Associates Leadership Practice. His leadership work centers on helping organizations attract, develop and retain top leadership talent. Robert Gandossy (Redding, CT) heads Hewitt's Global Practice Leaders for Talent and has over twenty years' experience in human resources, leadership, and change management. Marshall Goldsmith (Santa Fe, CA) is a founding Director of The Alliance for Strategic Leadership, a consulting organization.

Human Resource Alignment

From Business Strategy to HR Practice

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Author: Stephen M Flynn

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 9781788033695

Category:

Page: 256

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Is your human resources (HR) strategy aligned with that of your business? Often an organisation's strategy is expressed in financial or marketing terms; in some cases it is even absent. It is then hard to translate into HR plans. Human Resource Alignment offers practical advice to HR professionals in creating an HR plan that is in sync with the overall business strategy. Stephen's book offers the concept of 'organisational maturity' as the means of translating the business strategy into HR practice. The reader is shown how to identify the current maturity level of their business from the pattern of work practices evident in the organisation. The book then demonstrates how to select a pattern of tangible HR practices that align with the organisation's maturity level. Finally, the reader is shown how to structure their HR department to deliver the newly-created HR plan. Human Resource Alignment draws from Stephen's 36 years experience of the human resources profession, 18 of which he has spent as a Senior HR Director. Alongside Stephen's practical experience, the book draws on contributions from the wider HR literature; ultimately providing a template that can be adapted for the needs of any and every organisation. The book will appeal to business leaders and HR professionals, as well as those entering and studying the world of human resources and personnel.

Beyond HR

The New Science of Human Capital

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Author: John W. Boudreau,Peter M. Ramstad

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142210415X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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In Beyond HR: The New Science of Human capital, John Boudreau and Peter Ramstad show you how to do this through a new decisions science-talentship. Through talentship, you move far beyond merely reactive mind-set of planning and budgeting for headcount and hiring and retaining talent.

Exceptional Talent

How to Attract, Acquire and Retain the Very Best Employees

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Author: Mervyn Dinnen,Matt Alder

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749479744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining the right people is crucial to an organization's success. The stakes have never been higher: a 2015 study by CAP suggests that the average cost of employee attrition is 20% of a mid-level employee's annual salary and up to 213% of a high-level executive's salary. In a business environment changing so rapidly that jobs which will be essential in 2020 don't even exist yet, Exceptional Talent examines how changes in technology, communication, and employee preferences are impacting the talent journey. It gives practical advice for how to build an effective recruitment and talent management strategy to meet the needs of the business today and prepare for the challenges of the future. Exceptional Talent covers how to build an authentic employer brand, explores new ways of sourcing candidates and explains how to use print, digital, social and mobile platforms to target the right people in the right way. Highlighting the impact of networks, relationships and referrals on talent acquisition, it also provides tools and techniques to create an efficient recruitment process, strategies for effective onboarding of new employees as well as practical advice and best practice case studies for retaining and engaging employees.

Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line

How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth

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Author: Andrew Savitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118238907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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HR Professional's guide to creating a strategically sustainable organization Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives along with the HR professionals who should be helping to engage and energize them. This book shows business leaders and HR professionals how to: motivate employees to create economic, environmental and social value; facilitate necessary culture, strategic and organizational change; embed sustainability into the employee lifecycle; and strengthen existing capabilities and develop new ones necessary to support the transformation to sustainability. Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line also demonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability to strengthen core HR functions: to win the war for talent, to motivate and empower employees, to increase productivity, and to enliven traditional HR-related efforts such as diversity, health and wellness, community involvement and volunteerism. In combination, these powerful benefits can help drive business growth, performance, and results. The book offers strategies, policies, tools and specific action steps that business leaders and HR professionals can use to get into the sustainability game or enhance their efforts dramatically Andrew Savitz is an expert in sustainability and has worked extensively with many organizations on sustainability strategy and implementation; he and Karl Weber wrote The Triple Bottom Line, one of the most successful books in the field Published in partnership with SHRM and with the cooperation of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forward by Edward Lawler III This book fills a gaping hole in both the HR and sustainability literature by educating HR professionals about sustainability, sustainability professionals about HR, and business leaders about how to marry the two to accelerate progress on both fronts.

The Differentiated Workforce

Translating Talent into Strategic Impact

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Author: Brian E. Becker,Mark A. Huselid,Richard W. Beatty

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142213511X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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Do you think of your company's talent as an investment to be managed like a portfolio? You should, according to authors Becker, Huselid, and Beatty, if you're interested in strategy execution. Many companies fall into the trap of spending too much time and money on low performers, while high performers aren't getting the necessary resources, development opportunities, or rewards. In The Differentiated Workforce, the authors expand on their previous books, The HR Scorecard and The Workforce Scorecard, and recommend that you manage your workforce like a portfolio - with disproportionate investments in the jobs that create the most wealth. You'll learn to: Rise above talent management "best practice" and instead create a differentiated workforce that can't be easily copied by competitors Differentiate those capabilities in your company that are truly strategic Identify your wealth-creating "A" positions Create a new relationship between HR and line managers, and articulate the role each plays in a differentiated workforce strategy Develop the right measures for your organization Based on two decades of academic research and experience working with hundreds of executives, The Differentiated Workforce gives you the tools to translate your talent into strategic impact.

Leadership-Driven HR

Transforming HR to Deliver Value for the Business

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Author: David S. Weiss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118364309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Presents a new vision for HR's role in business Focusing on strategic solutions for HR, Leadership-Driven HR challenges the traditional view of HR as a service function and replaces it with a new vision of HR as an internal business accountable for the return on investment of essential corporate assets—people and organizational processes. Leadership-Driven HR provides practical strategies for leveraging HR's role, priorities, accountabilities, and organizational design. Focuses on strategic solutions for HR, addressing current and ongoing concerns in the world of HR Dr. David Weiss is President & CEO of Weiss International Ltd., which leads innovative consulting and HR projects that generate effective strategy, leadership, innovation, and HR solutions for leaders and employees HR serves a critical role in managing your most valuable assets. Discover new ways this department can create significant ROI for your business.

Transforming HR

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Author: Mark Withers,Mark Williamson,Martin Reddington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136433783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Deliver greater value to your organisation through HR transformation. Transforming HR, Second edition offers robust, practical advice on changing the way human resource management is undertaken, walking you through the transformational process from initial planning to the evaluation of outcomes. Since the first edition of the book many organisations have restructured their HR functions and invested in better HR information systems but with new issues emerging all the time, the journey towards transformation must continue. To support this journey the authors draw on their own experience and insights in this new edition, which features: *Practical tools and approaches to guide planning, implementation and evaluation of transformation strategies aimed at increasing the value of HR’s contribution in organisations *New chapters on HR’s value proposition, Web 2.0 and benefits realisation to demonstrate their critical role in transformation *Cutting edge research on topics such as the use of social media technology by HR, with views and experience from senior practitioners across a broad range of organisations *Fresh thinking on the people agenda to be addressed by progressive HR functions Intended as an inspiring, hands-on guide to planning, implementing and evaluating transformation strategies, Transforming HR, second edition is an essential companion as you work to increase the value of HR in your organisation.

HR Disrupted

It's Time for Something Different

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Author: Lucy Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910056509

Category:

Page: N.A

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HR has lost its way and needs to find a new direction. The central question this book sets out to answer is: if we are to survive and thrive in this new, volatile business world, how do we lead, manage, engage and support our employees in a radically different way? HR departments, and companies, need to transform their approach. This entails not simply tinkering with the process or the mechanics, but taking a completely fresh look at the entire scenario. It's the difference between spending hours deciding how many grades there should be in an employee grading system, and asking if grading people actually increases their ability to perform better in the first place. To achieve this change, Disruptive HR has three pillars: 1. Treating employees as adults not children 2. Treating employees as consumers or customers (not a one-size-fits-all approach) 3. Treating employees as human beings EACH: Employees as Adults, Consumers and Human beings. (Each of us is different, each of us deserves better.) So what happens when you read this book? First, there's the lightbulb moment: 'I do that and I hadn't even realised it'. Then you'll see what this means for you and your organisation, with practical tools, ideas and techniques so you can start making changes immediately. And finally, the hard bit: this book will help you introduce this new thinking to others in your business.

Strategic Human Capital Management

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Author: Jon Ingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136363211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Strategic human capital management (HCM) is not just a measurement focused approach to human resource management (HRM). It is certainly not a decision science in which people can be managed as a result of quantitative analysis and financial valuation. In fact, it is probably more of an art than a science and is a way of leading people to unlock great business performance. Strategic HCM focuses all people management and development practices on maximizing the capability and engagement of the people working for an organization to create valuable intangible capability, human capital, which enables the organisation to take full advantage of potential business opportunities. Unlike HRM which focuses on getting closer and closer to the business, strategic HCM draws its energy from people, from their individual strengths, interests and motivations, which, aligned with long-term business strategy, can increasingly provide the main basis for differentiation and competitive advantage. However, the perspective also recognizes that measurement is important, and the book outlines an approach to measurement which recognizes the importance of knowledge, complexity, best fit and intangibility. Pulling together seemingly disparate strands of thinking, the book calls for a paradigm change in which people really are seen as an organisation’s most important asset, and are managed in a way that reflects this fact. The text includes case studies from leading private and public sector organizations and commentary from HR practitioners and academics.

Human Resource Champions

The Next Agenda for Adding Value and Delivering Results

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Author: David Ulrich

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422160695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The author argues that the roles of human resource professionals must be redefined to meet the competitive challenges organizations face today and into the future. He provides a framework that identifies four distinct roles of human resource professionals: strategic player, administrative expert, employee champion, and change agent. He includes many examples to demonstrate that human resource professionals must operate in all four areas simultaneously in order to contribute fully. He urges a shift of these professionals' mentality from "what I do" to "what I deliver" and makes specific recommendations for how individuals in human resources can partner with line managers to make organizations more competitive.

Transformative HR

How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage

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Author: John W. Boudreau,Ravin Jesuthasan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118102517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Proven HR strategies that can have a real impact onorganizational success This book demonstrates how some of the world's most admired andprominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by usingevidence-based change to inform human capital decisions thatoptimize efficiency, effectiveness and strategic impact. Theauthors present the five foundational principles to the new HRdecision science: Logic-driven analytics, segmentation, riskleverage, synergy and integration and optimization. Includes practical suggestions and approaches to helpexecutives put the book's principles into action Contains insight based on the experiences of leading globalorganization such as PNC Bank, CME Group, Royal Bank of Scotland,Deutsche Telekom and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Features in-depth case studies of 6 international companies:Coca-Cola, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, IBM, Ameriprise Financial,Royal Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Scotland This groundbreaking book reveals a new approach to deliversustainable change and business results. It is enhanced withsuccess stories from leading companies that engage leadership andinvolve employees in ways that make a lasting impact on theircompanies.

Human Resource Excellence

An Assessment of Strategies and Trends

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Author: Edward E. Lawler III,John W. Boudreau

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503605582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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As a field, human resources has been slow to evolve, despite a great need and opportunity for change. Human Resource Excellence delivers the newest findings about what makes HR successful and how it can add value to today's organizations. Tracing changes in a global sample of firms across the US, Europe, and Asia, this landmark volume provides an international benchmark against which to measure a company's HR practice. For over twenty years, USC's Center for Effective Organizations has conducted the definitive longitudinal study of the human resource management function. Analyzing new data every three years, the Center charts changes in HR and offers guidance on how human resource professionals can drive firm performance. In this latest survey, Edward E. Lawler III and John W. Boudreau conclude that HR is most powerful when it plays a strategic role, makes use of information technology, and has tangible metrics and analytics. Their insights offer an essential understanding of HR's changing role in strategy, big data, social and knowledge networks, and the gig economy.

The Human Workplace

People-Centred Organizational Development

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Author: Andy Swann

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749481234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Companies spend time and effort developing their employees - their most important asset - but they often forget to consider the company structure, culture, environment and processes required to help the newly upskilled individuals thrive. The Human Workplace is a practical guide which shows how this can be achieved by taking a truly people-centric approach to organizational development. Exploring how people-centred organizations behave and evolve, the book covers how to use design thinking to create optimal organizational structures, how to make a business a community, how to use communication to inform and empower people and how to use technology to allow employees to work more efficiently. Packed with interviews and case studies from Microsoft, Schneider Electric, CGI, Universal, Lego, SAP, BBC Worldwide and other global companies that have benefited from a people-centred approach, The Human Workplace redefines our view of the organization, its relationship with people and how we interact with it. It is an essential guide for all HR and OD professionals seeking to get the right people in the right places doing the right things at the right time.

HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From the Outside In

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Author: Dave Ulrich,Wayne Brockbank,Jon Younger,Mark Nyman,Justin Allen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071664912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Named as BusinessWeek's #1 Management Educator, expert Dave Ulrich and his team of authors bring human resources a whole new way of thinking and practicing—moving the focus from internal issues to actively helping to set business strategies. Businesses of the future need "all hands on deck" when implementing new ways to stimulate grown and cost efficiency, and this includes human resources. In HR Transformation, the team presents a four-phase model of transformation that shows you step-by-step how to make meaningful progress in contributing to the performance of your company by redesigning HR to work as a strategic partnership. From the “#1 Management Educator & Guru”-BusinessWeek “The authors have presented us with an accessible, readable, and practical illustration of a clear path for successful strategy execution in a complex environment.” -Majed Al Romaithi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority “HR can only transform organizations if it transforms HR. This book shows us how. HR Transformation would have been important in the past-it is critical now! We are entering a new world. HR Transformation can help our organizations thrive in the midst of uncertainty.” -Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Wall Street Journal bestsellers What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Succession: Are You Ready? “Ulrich and his colleagues talk tough and provide a detailed blueprint for how those of us in the field can use our own tools to do a “720-degree” evaluation of ourselves. We cannot contribute to the success of our organizations until we upgrade ourselves.” -Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School “Based on groundbreaking research with hundreds of companies and thousands of executives, HR Transformation provides compelling theory and practical tools to create alignment between strategy, systems, and people. This important book should be read carefully by leadership teams everywhere.” -Mark Huselid, Professor of HR Strategy, Rutgers University, Co-author of The HR Scorecard, The Workforce Scorecard, and The Differentiated Workforce Turn to the front matter for more than thirty rousing endorsements of HR Transformation. INCLUDES CASE STUDIES FROM Intel, Pfizer, Takeda, Flextronics

The Social Organization

Developing Employee Connections and Relationships for Improved Business Performance

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Author: Jon Ingham

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749480122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Full of practical advice for HR and other business professionals, The Social Organization is a clear guide to addressing the urgent need for companies to shift their focus from developing individuals to enabling networks and relationships between employees. Case studies from leading companies such as Whole Foods, P&G, The Cleveland Clinic, Spotify and Cisco illustrate how relationship-based strategies can be implemented successfully to increase organizational performance. Following a foreword by Dave Ulrich, Part One of The Social Organization explores the context of social capital and analyses how and why HR and others responsible for talent management need to foster and develop social capabilities. Part Two provides practical guidance for developing higher quality connections and social capital by improving the alignment and effectiveness of organizational architectures, including through workplace design. Part Three outlines how HR and related professionals can identify and implement appropriate changes throughout the whole employee life cycle: this includes initial recruitment and job design, social learning, performance management, employee retention, talent management, organization development and the role of social media and other technology as well as social analytics. The Social Organization is an essential book for all professionals needing to develop the social capital of their organizations for improved performance.

Data-driven Organization Design

Sustaining the Competitive Edge Through Organizational Analytics

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Author: Rupert Morrison

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749474424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Data is changing the nature of competition. Making sense of it is tough. Taking advantage of it is tougher. There is a business opportunity for organizations to use data and analytics to transform business performance. Organizations are by their nature complex. They are a constantly evolving system made up of objectives, processes designed to meet those objectives, people with skills and behaviours to do the work required, and all of this organised in a governance structure. It is dynamic, fluid and constantly moving over time. Using data and analytics you can connect all the elements of the system to design an environment for people to perform; an organization which has the right people, in the right place, doing the right things, at the right time. Only when everyone performs to their potential, do organizations have a hope of getting and sustaining a competitive edge. Data-driven Organization Design provides a practical framework for HR and Organization design practitioners to build a baseline of data, set objectives, carry out fixed and dynamic process design, map competencies, and right-size the organization. It shows how to collect the right data, present it meaningfully and ask the right questions of it. Whether looking to implement a long term transformation, large redesign, or a one-off small scale project, this book will show you how to make the most of your organizational data and analytics to drive business performance.