The future is nigh for strategic HR

Change management is an opportunity HR could drive a truck through
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2002

There has been talk for years about how people in HR want to become strategic business partners. “But it was largely academics writing about this stuff, in the real world people were just kind of slogging along,” says leading strategic HR expert and author, David Bratton.

There were lots of people reading the books but typically the response was, “Sure, that’s great, but it wouldn’t work here,” says Bratton.

But now a growing number of people outside of HR are buying into the importance of strategic HR management. Why the change? Change itself.