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How HR Directors can Successfully Plan for Change

  • Blog
  • 15 January 2020

Human resource management directors work hard and efficiently in drafting out the flaws of their plans. This is to ensure smooth and successful change in their areas of concerns. As the title suggests, how do HR directors successfully plan for change and what do they do, and why is it important


HR directors have a team of efficient employees that help them successfully create a plan to tackle a certain upcoming change. These employees are hired to ensure the smooth integration of the ‘change’ in the organisation. They are the ones that, with the HR Director, work to create a plan that would render the change as a success. These HR managers deal and implement the change in the organisation. HR employees help the director in understanding the company from a deeper perspective. The HR managers know more about their resources and can give insight to the director about what will work on a certain level and what will not. The two main perspectives from which an HR director thinks to create a solution strategy to the upcoming change can be described as level one and two.


How to Approach Building a Strategy

For HR directors to successfully plan for a change should judge their roles at two levels. One level is at an organisational framework, and the other level is individual or employee level. Both levels include the driving factors of change and guidelines for employees to act and react in that particular change. Some professionals and professors of HR and leadership management studies lay before us four kinds of models or strategic plans if any change may occur. Though in reaction to any change either the change is obvious because of past events or not, HR directors are supposed to draw and predict a course of strategy. In unfortunate and sudden unpredictable challenges and changes, it is the special personality trait of the HR team and managers that come in handy; their ability to not panic and actively formulate new strategies and plans to overcome that change.

Four Models to Create a Successful Strategy for Change

There are four models that HR directors use to fully meet the change and create a successful strategy for it. These models are as follows:

  1. Leadership Model.
  2. Systemic Model.
  3. Skills/Stakeholders Model.
  4. Recovery Model. 

With these four models, any HR director is able to cope with change. HR directors are also able to drive the socially dynamic, externally motivated change into their direction. HR directors regulate the reaction of their organisation and their employees when they realise the root causes of any change and when they come across it. Because the reaction of these two elements will facilitate the change more. Human Resource managers and director’s construction of trust among their employees and training of their reactions towards any change are also the keys to successful long-term planning for a change. One of the drivers of change are the HR directors. It is their duty to drive the change in the best way possible by learning about the change and communicating strategies on every level.


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