How HR can WOW! the business and stay on the (b)risk side of management!
For the past few decades, HR has been under scrutiny for many reasons. Perhaps the most important one is, the question of the value of the profession and the speed it executes at. As Ulrich rightfully commented in a recent article: “Every few years there are public critiques about the HR field. Some prophets see what is wrong and give them a pathway to heaven”.
But, actually, I believe there has been too much focus in recent years on ‘strategic HR’ and not enough on speed of delivery. Many consulting companies offer advice, pathways and strategies but few get to the core of it. A better question is: Do we need to sacrifice quality and value to the business in exchange for speed? And what are the risks associated to delivering with speed?