5 HR Assumptions That Don’t Work in An Agile World
The new world of work revolves around autonomy, self-organization, teams, networks, openness, innovation, self-responsibility, ability to learn, diversity and adaptability. It challenges us to rethink our thinking and behavior and align it to the needs of a digitalized world.
The digital revolution has far-reaching consequences, radiating into all kinds of areas. It has a profound impact on Human Resources (HR) and the world of work, forcing us to face make changes.
The prevailing patterns of thinking and behavior are still strongly influenced by the industrial age beliefs and an understanding of organization and leadership that is traditionally static. But the world of work revolves around autonomy, self-organization, teams, networks, openness, innovation, self-responsibility, ability to learn, diversity and adaptability.
We need to face this new world and take action to create an organizational environment that inspires the enthusiasm of our employees and enables them to feel connected. For this, we need compellingly different processes, structures, competences, instruments and above all a new way of thinking and behaving.
Here are five traditional ways of thinking versus an agile approach:
Because the revolution of work – and thus of HR – is unstoppable, it’s time to rethink existing patterns. It takes a lot of courage and determination to break new ground and to break away from previous considerations and behavioral patterns.
Are you ready to challenge your own thinking and behavior?