Crafting a people strategy and putting it into play, is more than a simple case of ticking the boxes of a 21st Century Human Resource agenda. It is part science; part art – going beyond data analytics and insight or painting by numbers. You need smart thinking and an instinct for what is right – not what is most talked about on social media or the front page of popular literature. You need people strategy and execution that is meaningful to your organisation, responsive to customers and other external forces and ahead of the curve.
That’s not to say that strategy can’t be simple and iterative. It should change as the organisation changes, as customer needs change, as technology, socio-economic and political landscapes change. It should also ‘build’ to stay relevant for what is to come.
Execution requires tactical deployment and grit to get stuff done, without being blindsided into commitments that aren’t really working. Helping organisations choose what not to do, is often as critical to strategy and execution as prioritising that, which matters most.
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