HR and Collaboration
Organisations exist to bring people together to do more or better work than these individuals can do independently. However, as organisations grow, it becomes impossible for everyone to work in one single group. Splitting the organisation into smaller groups is therefore a major focus of organisation design.
As the knowledge era has developed, the effective use of groups has become even more important. The amount of knowledge supporting most fields has grown dramatically over the last 10 to 20 years. Organisations have responded to this shift by creating specialisms and developing specialists (or ideally, ’T-shaped’ employees with deep specialist knowledge and broader experience together with good soft skills). We see this in HR too, with the move away from HR generalists to specialists operating in centres of excellence as well as specialist advisors in service centres and relationship focused business partners.
At the same time, business issues have become more complex, requiring cross-disciplinary approaches to be resolved. Organisations apply specialists to deal with these complex issues by bringing these people together into groups. This is why many people today spend most of their working time communicating with other people – on the phone, reading emails, and in meetings.
This shift means that organisations need to ensure their people are collaborating and communicating effectively. However, doing this is complicated by the fact that organisations consist of a variety of groups, in addition to traditional functions.
- Horizontal teams operate cross functionally, focusing on a process, project, agile iteration, or product, etc. Team members need to collaborate with each other in order to achieve the overall team objectives.
- Communities focus on a particular domain that community members are passionate about and are motivated to work on together. Whereas HR has most experience with communities of interest or practice these groups are now broadening out into communities of performance which play a key role in delivering business results. Communities develop through the cultivation of relationships between members, and performance results from intrinsic motivation to work together on the community domain.
- Networks connect people across an organisation to share information and provide the opportunity for members to decide to cooperate together in delivering results for the organisation.
Attend this course to understand how people in each type of group can work together most effectively.
Dedicated 6.5 hours of live virtual training
How You Can Benefit!
- Modernise HR and its approaches in a more collaborative world of work where the point of performance is the group, team or network
- Align HR with social rather than just human capital, building the capability and performance of teams, other groups and networks rather than just individual employees
- Encourage different types of communication and collaboration as appropriate for different types of group
- Improve the way HR works with Property / Facilities Management and IT / Digital to meet collaboration objectives and develop the way HR works to improve collaboration with these and other functional groups
- Capture the opportunities provided by improved collaboration to improve the contribution and credibility of HR
Who Should Attend
- Chief human resource officer
- HR Director or Head of HR
- HR business partner, or HR professional, wanting to lead their businesses and ensure the effectiveness of their organisations
- Head of organisation design, organisation effectiveness, etc
- Senior staff from related functions also linked to creating people and organization outcomes, for example Property / Facilities Management or Digital Workplace
- Business leader, with responsibility for organising people in your own business.
- All other professionals / business stakeholders involved in innovating organization design approaches, or HR processes and systems.
Early BirdRegister by 19 March
Standard Rate20 March onwards
Group Discount: 10% off for Group Registrations of 3 delegates or more