The Journey Of Change: Initiating And Sustaining Change For Successful Transformation and Strategy Execution
Tamer Elewa, Regional HR Business Partner – Global Operations, Intercontinental Countries at Merck Serono started his presentation on the third day of the HR Summit and Expo 2012 with the question “When will we see a CEO that comes from HR?”.
Some of the key discussion points of his presentation were:
- There are different types of relationships between human resources (HR) and business: separate, fit, dialogue, holistic and HR driven, with separate indicating very little communication and integration between HR and business, while the other extreme – HR driven organization – represents an organization in which the business agenda is established based on the HR agenda;
- Examples of HR driven organizations include mostly non-profit organizations such as International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, but also for-profit organizations such as SEMCO Brazil.
- The new role of HR is that of aligning political, economical, social, technological, legal and environmental factors with the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the organization.