As the world becomes increasingly volatile and unpredictable, organizations that are agile will outpace their competitors. To become a critical driver of agility, HR must fundamentally reshape itself to enable a new type of organization—one designed around highly nimble and responsive talent.
HR professionals of the future will be dedicated to helping their organizations fluidly find and mobilize resources around business issues—wherever those resources may be—and motivate people to adapt to change and perform at their best. To achieve this, HR organizations will need to restructure their mission and mandate, reshape roles and responsibilities within HR, redefine business and talent management practices, and support enabling technology platforms.
Once organizations develop agility and entrepreneurial behaviors, they will be able to more flexibly respond to rapidly changing market conditions or customer demands to outperform the competition.