Coping with change

Human resources is trying to keep up in disruptive environment, says roundtable
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2017

The rapid pace of change  and the democratization of work were among the topics discussed by senior HR leaders at a recent roundtable hosted by the Strategic Capability Network in Toronto.

For Cheryl Fullerton, the headline for 2016 was “disruption.”

“I heard open acknowledgement from virtually all industries that they would be doing things dramatically differently in five to 10 years. The usual reasons were cited: technology, globalization, demographics. But there was a new level of acceptance of how disruptive change would likely be, and that it could and would revolutionize everyone… education, health care, government services, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, etcetera,” said the executive vice-president of people and communications at Corus in Toronto.