What Parameters Determine the Best Organizational Model for HR?

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What Parameters Determine the Best Organizational Model for HR?
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, SIG Leader
I have worked in a number of organizations. The way the HR function and activities were organized was quite different.
1. CENTRALIZED. The most effective in terms of the number of HR positions was a centralized HR organization
2. DECENTRALIZED. The least effective was a decentralized HR organization.
3. SHARED SERVICE. I have also worked in a shared services organization, where the HR organization was considered as part of a larger corporate structure (i...Sign up

Finding the Best Way of Organizing HR
Martin Langen, HR Consultant, Germany, Member
David, my input: it depends on your organization, culture and HR strategy.
If the size of the organization is large and the company is process fo...Sign up

There is no 'Best' Organizational Model
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
David, this is bit like asking "which is the best golf club to use?" EVERYTHING in management is contextual and application specific. Hersey an...Sign up

Need for Examples
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, SIG Leader
Hi Paul, while I agree with your response, I am hoping that members would provide some examples of the different HR structures and identify why the st...Sign up

Best Organizational Model for HR doesn't Matter a Lot
M.Ganapathy, Manager, Sri Lanka, Member
I was working in production for the past 30 years. Many times I felt the overall thinking of HR personnel needed a big change. It should be more pr...Sign up

WHAT Circumstances are Most Important
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Paul D Giammalvo: Thanks Paul for emphasizing that the best way of organizing HR is situational. Of course you are ...Sign up

Best Organisation Model for HR
K.S.SUBRAMANIAM, Consultant, India, Member
It all depends firstly on the Head of the Organisation, the Vision, Mission & then Culture, no of People. If the Organisation wants " People Fi...Sign up

People Matter as Much as the Model that is being used
Pablo Mendez, Management Consultant, Uruguay, Member
I have also worked in companies with different models. In my humble opinion the criteria for the most appropriate model include:
- The size and s...Sign up

How to Organize the HR Function?
Oscar BALDO, HR Consultant, Switzerland, Member
Hi David, I am glad to read your question, which is a crucial point, knowing that most HR directors traditionally focus on internal communication stra...Sign up

The Best Organization Model for HR
OLOFINKINLE ABIODUN JOHN, HR Consultant, Nigeria, Member
I sincerely appreciate your post on HR models. The model to be adopted should be based on your organization structure, culture and more importantly th...Sign up

Best Org. Model for HR
MabuZayed, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Well, good question... There are many factors to consider, such as:
1. The size of the organization
2. Whether it is a local, regional or mu...Sign up

HR Process Classification
Dr.Natesan.K, Manager, India, Member
Hi David, HR functions by and large are determined by the context and size of the organisation. In our organisation, we have divided HR into:
1. ...Sign up

Determining the Best Organizational Model for HR: Form must Follow Function
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
@David Wilson: To quote from American Architect Louis Sullivan:
"It is the pervading law of all things organic ...Sign up

No Rules of Thumb to Determine the Best Organizational Model
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
@ David and Jaap, then we should rephrase your question to ask "what are the parameters which determine what the "best" or "most appropriate" organiza...Sign up

Best Model for HR
John Carlisle, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
First of all, I am not an HR person, although I did once head up Personnel for a multi-national SBU for a while, long ago when organisation and human ...Sign up

Best Organizational Structure for HR
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, SIG Leader
@Paul D Giammalvo: Yes, we could rephrase the question - I'll refer this issue to the Editor. ... Jaap?
Howeve...Sign up

Topic Title Changed
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Paul D Giammalvo and David: Good suggestion. The title of this discussion is now changed from:
What is the Bes...Sign up

HR is no Longer what it Was
SAMUEL LUZOBE, Consultant, Uganda, Member
@John Carlisle: You certainly have captured what HR was. But it has been evolving and making strides to becoming a ...Sign up

HRM Placement in the Organization
kvssiyer, Consultant, India, Member
Think global but act local.
This is a combination of centralization and decentralization which works best in the HR function. A grass root level ...Sign up

No Best HR Model
muyiwa okesanya, Business Consultant, Nigeria, Member
It is my opinion through my work experience(s) that there is no best HR model that will address HR problems of all organisation, because there ...Sign up

Determining the Optimal HR Architecture
Miguel Lara, HR Consultant, Colombia, Member
Hi David, I agree the size (large or small) of the HR department, the HR vision, and HR strategy should focus on activities which provide added val...Sign up

Why Human Resource?
Leonardo Santos Magalhaes
As a consultant in project management I worked with HR in many organizations to develop innovative environments and increase competitiveness. I think ...Sign up

The Harvard Model (Map of HRM Territory), the Matching Model and the Guest Model
Mucherwa Oliver Ngoni, HR Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
I hope the following labels of three existing models could enhance the debate:
- There is the Harvard ...Sign up

Choosing HR Management Model
GHESSASSI, Student (University), Morocco, Member
I know the first model (centralized) and I think that an HR department is necessary, because it makes centralizing needs according to the goals...Sign up

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