The HR Agile Manifesto

Human resources, as an organizational function, tends to be obsessed with standardization, predictability, and control.

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Transforming HR With the Right Questions

Are you familiar with the axiom “words create worlds?” The words we use to describe what’s happening around us shape what we believe and influence the direction of our conversation. Our conversations, then, are gauges of our attitudes. The good news is we have the power to steer our conversations, and our attitudes, in a direction of our choosing. Creating a world in which issues are approached with openness, hope, creativity, and...

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The Business Savvy HR Professional

My first HR job was with a food manufacturing company that had survived for over a hundred years without a dedicated HR person. I had never worked in the food industry before and I started out focusing on setting up the human resources department. Revamping policies, writing job descriptions, and establishing procedures to standardize HR practices across the organization did not require a deep knowledge of food manufacturing. But when...

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