January 12th 2018

HR Directors’ Briefing Paper: Facing Disruption

In January 2017, we published our HR Manifesto, which set out a succinct view of the challenging world we live in, effective organisational responses, the current state of play for HR, and how it needed to develop into a future-fit function.

One year on, we wanted again to encourage thoughtful HR Directors to take the time to consider the big issues shaping the context and environment, and challenge themselves to work out what they and their organisations need to do to thrive.

This briefing paper provides that impetus – it does not seek to be an exhaustive account of every scenario, but it does raise interesting issues of the day across the five main areas, and gives a deeper dive into one sub-topic in each of them. These areas are:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • People and politics
  • Technology
  • Society

The paper concludes with a section connecting the themes outlined above and suggests some possible ways for thinking about and coping with disruption.

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