Why we do what we do
There are many important players in an organization, but few have the kind of impact HR can have. HR is key in future-proofing an organization and setting it up for high performance and competitiveness.
This is only true if HR does its job right. Too many HR organizations and professionals have grown numb in the organizational pursuit for efficiency, cost management, legal, transactional processes, and a best-practice approach. It is time for HR to claim its role as key driver of business success.
Our work as executive advisors and transformation consultants reveals a key aspect of creating organizations fit to compete in an uncertain, volatile, and fast paced environment. Without the ability to create meaningful employee experiences in combination with building engaging, inspiring, and fun places of work that are in line with Lean-Agile values and principles, organizations can no longer thrive – and HR will have failed in its mission.
To succeed, HR must embrace the new realities and reinvent (and reposition) itself. (This is likely to include a name change to People Operations, Talent & Culture, People & Experience, or another suitable name).
And the impact is proven. Believing in people and building on their strength while scaling learning and collaboration will increase engagement, innovation, and adaptability – ultimately translating into high performance, customer value and business results.
At JLS, we strive every day to change the status quo by creating transparency and helping organizations realize and leverage the importance of Agility and People and advising them on their path to success.
It is wonderful to see, that more and more are joining the call to reinvent and reposition HR. Whether they call it Lean-Agile HR, People Ops, Future of Work, Disruptive HR, or HR 4.0, they all help to shape a bright future for HR.