Today, the HR profession is evolving from an internal focus on people to an external focus on the organization, and how well it can serve its customers to create value. How can HR executives develop the right competencies to evolve with the demands of this new trend? Which companies are leading the way? How can we prove what they do will impact business value and competiveness? Now we can answer these questions with hard data by reading Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do about It (McGraw-Hill Education; April 7, 2017), a new book by U. Michigan Professor Dave Ulrich, ranked the #1 most influential international HR thought leader by HR Magazine. Researched together with Ulrich’s coauthors, Victory Through Organization draws on 30,000 survey respondents from 1,400 companies. The findings demonstrate that organizational success isn’t just about the talent a company has―it’s about how the collective organization makes the individual talent better.
As companies grow increasingly and aggressively competitive in hiring and nurturing individual employees, this book offers a refreshing, revolutionary alternative. Ulrich explores why creating dynamic systems that leverage talent throughout the organization can create a unified whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. In the long run, that’s what gives a company the competitive edge it needs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, University of Michigan, and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200. He is the author or coauthor more than thirty books, including the #1 Wall Street Journal Business best-seller The Why of Work, Leadership Brand, and HR from the Outside In. He was named a top management thought leader in Businessweek, Fortune, Financial Times, The Economist, and People Management, and is the recipient of many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from ASTD (now ATD). Known as the “father of modern human resources”, he has been repeatedly named to the Thinkers 50 list of thought leaders and has been designated the #1 most influential international HR thought leader by HR Magazine. He serves on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller and the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University and he has consulted for over half of the Fortune 200.
April 22, 2017 at 12:52AM