Lisa Tay, head of HR, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson, minces no words when it comes to the future of HR – HR leaders must shape their conversations around the trends that are changing their businesses.
Businesses today are increasingly affected by disruptive technology, innovation and an increasingly volatile environment. I think our external environments will continue on this trend of rapid transformation well into the future. As a business, we must be flexible to overcome these challenges.
To navigate the future, HR leaders should be curious, connected and stay abreast of the most recent thought leadership and expertise. They must connect the dots to the diverse insights and shape their conversations and strategies around the trends that are changing their businesses.
The ongoing responsibility of HR professionals to develop the leaders of the future will become even more critical. We must prepare leaders who are able to grow into increasingly complex and interconnected roles.
To successfully do this, we need to make sure we drive organisational change that is based on credible insights. Most importantly, we need to be able to inspire and activate the organisation for growth and change.
The June 2016 issue of Human Resources magazine is a special edition, bringing you interviews with 32 HR leaders, with their predictions on the future of HR.