Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network

Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network

by OD Network, John Vogelsang, Maya Townsend, Matt Minahan, David Jamieson
     
 

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The role of human resources is no longer limited to hiring, managing compensation, and ensuring compliance. Since the 1990s, a transformation has occurred. Companies are calling upon a new breed of HR professionals to behave as organization development consultants, helping to determine priorities in running the business, design how

Overview

The role of human resources is no longer limited to hiring, managing compensation, and ensuring compliance. Since the 1990s, a transformation has occurred. Companies are calling upon a new breed of HR professionals to behave as organization development consultants, helping to determine priorities in running the business, design how work gets done,craft strategy, and shape culture.

A compendium of the best thinking on the subject, Handbook for Strategic HR includes 78 articles from the renowned OD Practitioner. It introduces readers to core organization development strategies and skills, giving them creative approaches, practical tips, and proven methods to help them:

• See the big picture, think systemically, and strategically identify where best to foster change in their organization

• Team up with consultants and senior-level staff in leading a change project

• Put employee engagement to practical use and involve “minds, hearts, and hands” in the important work of the organization

• Operate effectively in cross-cultural and virtual working situations

Comprehensive and practical, this forward-thinking book enables readers to become key partners in leading their organizations forward.

This book is approved for HRCI Recertification Credit.  See the SHRM store website for details.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814432495
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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What You Will Find in This Resource

Before beginning to compile this resource, we had conversations with many HR profes-sionals and both internal and external OD consultants. Based upon what they identified as important to their roles, we gathered key articles from the OD Practitioner written by seasoned OD practitioners that can provide the HR Business Partner with essential principles, creative approaches, practical tips, and proven methods to be a successful partner in crafting strategy, determining priorities, and helping shape an organization’s future. HR professionals can use this resource to deepen their knowledge and skills in how to:

• Partner with senior level staff and internal or external consultants in leading a change initiative

• Think systemically and strategically identify where best to foster change in the organi-zation

• Effectively use one’s self as an instrument of change

• Put employee engagement to practical use and engage “minds, hearts, and hands” in the important work of the organization

• Operate effectively in the global market, cross-cultural situations, and virtual working arrangements

The resource is divided into six sections:

• Consulting and Partnership Skills

• Use of Self as an Instrument of Change

• Thinking Systemically and Strategically

• Employee Engagement

• Change Management

• Globalization, Cross-cultural Interaction, and Virtual Working Arrangements

Consulting and Partnership Skills

The role of the HR Business Partner is challenging and interesting with often conflicting accountabilities and allegiances to staff, management, clients, corporate headquarters, HR leadership, and consultants.

As the role has shifted from personnel administration to business advisor, it has also become more complex, with multiple demands coming from multiple entry points in the system.

The articles from the OD Practitioner in this section help explain the importance of a consultative mindset and approach, the challenges of being an internal consultant, and the steps to know in partnering with other business leaders, internal or external consultants in a change or innovation project.

Excerpted from the Handbook for Strategic HR. Copyright © 2013. Published by AMACOM Books, a division of American Management Association, New York, NY. Used with permission.

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Meet the Author

OD PRACTITIONER is the quarterly journal of the Organization Development Network, an international association whose members are committed to practicing organization development as an applied behavioral science.

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