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How HR can help build the organization of the future

By Maike Stoll, 13. April 2021.

McKinsey has recently conducted research on how businesses can best organize for the future.

The experimentation underway suggests that future-ready companies share three characteristics: they know what they are and what they stand for; they operate with a fixation on speed and simplicity; and they grow by scaling up their ability to learn and innovate.

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This is how HR fits in the bigger picture:

  1. Identity: HR can clarify the meaning of purpose, value, and culture.
  2. Agility: HR has a central role in flattening the organization.
  3. Scalability: HR can drive value creation.

Does HR still play a role in the Future of Work? Yes, by taking a very active role in the transformation: “HR can help propel this transformation by facilitating positive change in these three key areas, as well as with nine imperatives that radiate out from them

This is a signal of New Ways of Working being strongly present also in the traditional and highly regulated companies. We call that 2nd  wave disruption. 

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