Title

HR Equipped for Change

Date of Award

5-10-2012

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Human Resource Administration

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Strategic HR Management

Advisor

James Krefft

Keywords

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

Abstract

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

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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