Ram Charan's provocative article ('It's Time to Split HR', HBR, p.34, Aug.'14) voices a common frustration we hear both from CEO's, and frankly, HR leaders themselves. Despite stated aspirations to be forward looking thought partners on matters of strategy, organizational change, and talent, the HR fuction is often caught up in core administation work. Just as business leaders need to balance efficiency with effectiveness, global strategies with local execution, the same applies for HR practitioners.
The India Strategic HR Council is a unique forum that will be a combination of HR and deisgnated business leaders that will attend based on the specific agenda topic.
The Council provides valuable insight into issues facing Strategic HR leaders, enhanced by the relevant shared experiences of these business leaders. Council members will also regularly receive research and survey information throughout the year. The Council meetings take place twice a year. Each meeting has a robust agenda with regard to the current issues facing organizations. Discussion topics include:
- Strengthening Human Capital through a grow-your-own strategy
- Increased comfort with Big Data but continued uncertainty on how to use it
- CEOs seek to rebuild trust, sometimes below the radar
- A surprising lack of emphasis on building cross-cultural competencies
- A more integrated approach to innovation - technology combined with corporate culture and an engaged workforce
- Sustainability as a top global challenge
- Building a stronger and more dynamic relationship with customers
- Focus on controlling the controllable
- A more engaged, hands-on CEO - organizational culture as character in action
The Power of Peer Learning
Enduring relationships are the cornerstone of the Councils experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend value across your organization. Confidential peer dialogue combines broader perspective, specific knowledge and shasred experience, to save you precious time and public mis-steps.
Ravi Venkatesan, Former Chairman of Microsoft India and Cummins India; Board Member at the Rockefeller Foundation, Infosys, and Strand Lifesciences; Author of Best-seller Conquering the Chaos - Win in India, Win Everywhere