For too many years the definition of ‘good’ HR was to follow ‘best practice’. In a world where People teams are helping to define the future agenda and ways of working of organisations the People mindset needs to shift to thinking about what 'best organisations' would do!
Now as technology drives an ever increasing need for speed and agility, and traditional organisational boundaries begin to break down, the static frameworks of ‘best practice’ are proving unreliable.
The workplace is not just transforming; it is positively metamorphosing under the impact of social, political and economic shifts. Business is about brand and trust, no longer just a product. Our people demand constant communication, individualised feedback and a values-fit. Talent is multi-generational, diverse and on the move. Knowledge is intangible and multi-sourced. While performance is increasingly networked, peer-based and multi-dimensional.
In this new complex workplace one size no longer fits all. The heavy, documented processes of succession pipelines, annual performance appraisals and managed career pathways are already out of date. Our people and their leaders need flexible, lean, real time solutions. They also want to be a part of the conversation and co-create.
Agile People offers a new way to do, think and be HR.
Drawing on the software development mindset and Agile work practices driving much of our new digitalised world, Agile People moves beyond HR ‘best practice’ to deliver real time people solutions unique to your organisation (and the problems you face).
Rather than blue printing and implementing a new system already predetermined at tender stage, Agile People offers a way to continually deliver value through low risk experimentation, adaptive learning, data science and small step iteration.
At its core are multi-skilled, cross-functional and self-organising teams closely collaborating to solve complex problems and execute rapid responses to people and business needs.
Designed to delight your people by listening closely to employee voice, Agile People re-establishes you as the credible, strategic partner by applying scientific rigour and an evidence-based approach.
If People Teams want to lead the Agile, resilient and innovative organisations of the future, then it is essential for People Teams to become Agile, resilient and innovative themselves.