Named as BusinessWeek's #1 Management Educator, expert Dave Ulrich and his team of authors bring human resources a whole new way of thinking and practicing-moving the focus from internal issues to actively helping to set business strategies. Businesses of the future need "all hands on deck" when implementing new ways to stimulate grown and cost efficiency, and this includes human resources. In HR Transformation, the team presents a four-phase model of transformation that shows you step-by-step how to make meaningful progress in contributing to the performance of your company by redesigning HR to work as a strategic partnership.From the "#1 Management Educator & Guru"-BusinessWeek"The authors have presented us with an accessible, readable, and practical illustration of a clear path for successful strategy execution in a complex environment."
-Majed Al Romaithi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority"HR can only transform organizations if it transforms HR. This book shows us how. HR Transformation would have been important in the past-it is critical now! We are entering a new world. HR Transformation can help our organizations thrive in the midst of uncertainty."
-Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Wall Street Journal bestsellers What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Succession: Are You Ready?"Ulrich and his colleagues talk tough and provide a detailed blueprint for how those of us in the field can use our own tools to do a "720-degree" evaluation of ourselves. We cannot contribute to the success of our organizations until we upgrade ourselves."
-Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School"Based on groundbreaking research with hundreds of companies and thousands of executives, HR Transformation provides compelling theory and practical tools to create alignment between strategy, systems, and people. This important book should be read carefully by leadership teams everywhere."
-Mark Huselid, Professor of HR Strategy, Rutgers University, Co-author of The HR Scorecard, The Workforce Scorecard, and The Differentiated WorkforceTurn to the front matter for more than thirty rousing endorsements of HR Transformation.INCLUDES CASE STUDIES FROM Intel, Pfizer, Takeda, Flextronics
Dave Ulrich is a Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group (www.rbl.net), a consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders deliver value. Ulrich studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award-winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies. Ulrich has published more than 200 articles and book chapters and co-authored over 20 books covering topics in leadership and human resources, including HR Transformation (2009); The Leadership Code (2008); HR Competencies (2008); Leadership Brand (2007); and HR Value Proposition (2006). He has also served on the editorial board of four journals, the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. Ulrich has been ranked the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine and the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, and also listed in Forbes as one of the "world's top five" business coaches. Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Jon Younger career has been a mix of consulting, executive management and HR leadership. Mark Nyman is a Principal with The RBL Group. Justin Allen is the Managing Director of The RBL Institute and a consultant with the firm.
Foreword from the RBL Institute I. A HANDBOOK FOR HR TRANSFORMATION Chapter 1: Introduction to HR Transformation Phase 1-Business Context (Why) Chapter 2: Why Do the Transformation? Phase 2-Lay the Groundwork (What) Chapter 3: What Are the Outcomes of the HR Transformation? Phase 3-Make the Transformation (How) Chapter 4: Redesign the HR Department Chapter 5: How to Do the Transformation Chapter 6: Upgrade HR Professionals Phase 4-Create New Patterns (Who) Chapter 7: Share Accountability for the Transformation Chapter 8: Making It Happen II. TALES FROM THE TRENCHES: CASE STUDIES Chapter 9: Flextronics: Building a Strategic HR Organization from Scratch Chapter 10: Pfizer: A Journey to Smaller, Better, Faster Chapter 11: Intel: Swinging the Pendulum from Tactical to Strategic Chapter 12: HR Transformation at Takeda III. APPENDIXES Appendix 1: HR Transformation Tools Appendix 2: Recommended Reading Appendix 3: Contributor Bios Index