Organizational Development: HR Aspects

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Peter Makwasha

Organizational Development: HR Aspects

What are the human resource aspects of strategic change?

  Azhar Kazmi
Professor, Saudi Arabia

HR Aspects of Organizational Development:

The following HRM aspects come to mind immediately:
- Personnel systems (could be used as drivers of strategic change);
- Organizational and employee characteristics (corporate image, quality of management, availability of development opportunities for employees);
- Industrial relations (the tenor of union-management relationship, employee satisfaction and morale, etc.).

  Joseph L Mbolota
HR Consultant, Zambia

HR Aspects of Organisational Change

I'm interested too, my organisation is undergoing privatisation, downsizing, culture change, new business plans and new structures are expected. What will be the role of the HR team?

Manager, Malaysia

HR Aspects of Organizational Change

HR plays important roles in organization change:
1. Briefing regarding the change - to reduce the staff fear, uncertainty, resistance to change by providing a clear picture regarding how the change will bring benefits to them.
2. Training - to provide staff with new skills to handle new tasks or assignments.
3. Acting as change agent in the company. To form change teams consisting of top management and department heads. To implement the change process througout the whole organization. Top management must buy and support the process of change and lead as example.
4. Performance management. To link the change effort to performance management. To reward the staffs according to their contribution in the process of change.
5. Recruitment. To recruit the right candidates, open minded and willing to accept the change.

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

HR and Strategic Change

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