BALANCE: The Evolving Role of Human Resources

  • Posted: 07-10-2019
  • By: Kevin Fitzpatrick

Getting in BALANCE is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all of your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis.” ~ Wayne Dyer, Being in Balance

Last month, I was honored to deliver a presentation about “Balance” to a group of HR professionals at the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA’s chapter meeting. In the presentation, I discussed how an effective Human Resources department can, and often will, determine a company’s success or failure. HR is a stabilizer and a disruptor both; it is that BALANCE that affects top-line growth and bottom-line results that are sustainable.


Spelling it out

When it comes to BALANCE, a true partnership can, should, and will deliver what a business needs around talent and people in times of high growth and contraction.

B. Business ROI – program, practice, delivery and results

A. Affectivity – YOU – across functions, cultures, norms, etc.

L. Leveraging differences – from traditional Diversity and Inclusion – more than a concept or program, a critical asset to growth and engagement

A. Accountability leads to Actualization

N. No longer “NO,” but rather new ideas, innovation and alternatives

C. Critical “6C’s” of Human Resources –Commitment, Compassion, Consistency, Community, Compliance and Communication

E. Excitement and engagement built on TRUST


Over to you

In today’s organizations, Human Resources continues to evolve from a pure “personnel” department into a more visible, influential role. Achieving BALANCE affects top-line growth and bottom-line results that are sustainable.

What steps is your HR department taking to develop BALANCE?

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