#1410 – What makes it so that in 2020 there is not another article written about how the HR function is not living up to its potential? Mindy Hall talks with HR executives Donna Torelli, Lisa Uthgenannt, and Joan Winterbottom about their reactions to Ram Charan’s article, “It’s Time to Split HR”: where they agree, where they differ, and what the HR function must do to shift the conversation.
While I agree with Mr. Charan that there are different skill sets that make up the streams of HR work, his remedy is primarily structural, where I believe that structure alone will not provide a long-term solution for making stronger HR functions. People make up structures; it will require not only new models of operating and new skills, but personal shifts in HR practitioners’ mindsets and actions. For HR practitioners, the shift is not just about what they do, but about who they are as business leaders.
For HR practitioners, the shift is not just about what they do, but about who they are as business leaders.