23.03.2022 Human Resources Trends

The Chief Human Reinvention Manager: How Future-Forward HR Leaders Think And Lead


Global HR thought leader and executive coach at Primary Connect, helping visionary professionals design fulfilling careers they love.

It is no longer hot news that the pandemic continues to shape the way we work, interact and do business. With Industrial Revolution 4.0, digital technology is shaping who, where and how we work, and HR can play a pivotal role in co-leading organizations, maximizing productivity and increasing value creation. One way to increase your value as an HR leader is to become more strategic. This means thinking about the big-picture implications of your decisions and how they will impact the business beyond the day-to-day operations.

HR leaders are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in stakeholder engagement, senior leadership management and employee engagement to help minimize risks and maximize internal capabilities. Business leaders who invest in strategic HR management can not only achieve their objectives but also increase the chances of long-term alliance success. HR functions closely aligned with the firm’s business strategy help deliver better performance.

Reinvention is the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new. To win in the marketplace, we must win in the workplace—and when I say workplace, I am not referring only to the building—best suited to deliver the results. This means doing your best work from anywhere with the right tools, people and processes. HR business partners can collaborate effectively with line managers to influence employee attitude and manage resource planning, culture, leadership development, and retention strategies in ways that bring stability and enhance business competitiveness.

In recent research on HR competencies and capabilities, Dave Ulrich summarized the five domains HR must build to deliver value to the business. These are to foster collaboration, accelerate business, simplify complexities, build holistic capability across individuals, leaders and teams, and mobilize information (i.e., being able to turn data into relevant insights that move the business forward). HR leaders can add value by becoming more efficient. This means finding ways to do more with less, streamlining processes and maximizing resources. Efficiency is key in today’s economy, and it will only become more important in the years ahead.

Source: Written by Mofoluwaso Ilevbare