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There’s a lot of misunderstandings about what it means to be strategic in Human Resources. Having a plan doesn’t necessarily make you strategic. Talking about the future doesn’t make you strategic. Being proactive doesn’t even make your strategic.
The mark of a truly strategic HR leader or team, is when you move from giving the business what they want and instead give them what they need. Strategic HR is about ensuring the organization has the Human Capital it needs to achieve it’s goals and objectives.
Good post. When I start to think in those terms (and I generally tend to) I always have an Old Spice Guy moment.
Look at the role the team should play in the business.
Now look at the team.
Now look at the role.
And now back to the team.
This team can't play that role.
But with better business immersion and more sourcing of HR talent directly from the business, they could play that role.
I'm on a horse.