HR Game Changers for Organisational Transformation

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, we need new HR perspectives to meet the challenges of an unpredictable world. Today’s organisations negotiate a challenging landscape marked by rapid technological change, uncertain economic future and tough competition. In addition, organisations continue to grow more global and culturally diverse.

Despite the challenges, across markets and sectors, organisations are required to be ready for any opportunity, competent for any innovation, and eager for any change. It is well recognized that this capability is driven by the values and competencies – flexibility, business acumen, leadership, lifelong learning, transparency, communication, diversity, sustainability – of the organisation’s human capital. Experts have continued to stress on the importance of the human asset as the one that makes the difference for successful organisations.

HR has taken immensely successful strides in recent years and has come to be recognized as a function that is at the core or an organisation’s success. However, it is time to reflect if our successes keep us from making the next leap forward. Very often, success itself can make us rest on our laurels, keeping us from moving forward to greater heights, says Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. This happens because success facilitates certain types of beliefs that keep us from growing. Incremental change may only extend the same point of view. What we need are HR game changers that will transport organisations from the ordinary to the exceptional.

The Asia HRD Congress™ 2014 will feature Marshall Goldsmith as the keynote speaker with What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, shaking us out of complacencies and comfort zones. Our theme and learning tracks this year are built around game changing ideas that transform our way of doing things, bringing in fresh air and new perspectives and tremendous energy. Respected international, regional and local experts will address main areas where HR is expected to make a huge difference in the strategy, leadership and human capital development. In the 21st century more than ever, it is important to see HR as the game changer and as an enterprise wide function, an enabling culture that permeates all levels of the organisation.