HR Equipped for Change

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Strategic Human Resources


Human Resource Administration

First Advisor

James Krefft


Human resources, Change management, Change roadmap, Trust, Change resistance, Engagement culture, Change theory, Organizational dynamics, HR advancement


Human Resources has long been overlooked as a strategic business partner often thought of as a necessary department but provides little value. HR professionals can use their positions in the company to alter this stigma by being the voice, driver, and champions of change. Change is a constant in business and this paper offers HR a roadmap and tools to create successful change. This roadmap details how HR can move executives, middle managers, and employees from those issues within the company that impend change to a company ready for change. The movements identified for HR in this roadmap are: distrust to trust, resistance to readiness, and disengagement to engagement. Success with change will solidify HR's value contributions.

Publication Statement

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