Agile People Coach - An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work
The role of HR and Managers is changing into a more guiding and coaching role for the people in the organization to be able to perform and be happy. At the same time, the world is getting more complex and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who want to survive and flourish. One such competitive advantage is to learn faster than the competition, so that you can be innovative and creative and invent and produce products and services that customers want and need. But it requires a totally different Leadership that let people make mistakes and learn from them. It also requires different principles for HR, who needs to abandon policy making and process mapping for supporting speed, adaptability and customer focus. It takes cross-functional business teams on all levels to create a learning organization that becomes a prerequisite for success when everybody needs to take shared ownership for the company vision. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces. In this scenario, the future career path for Leaders and HR will be the one of the Agile People Coach - a role that aims to create the right conditions for individuals, teams and the whole organization to grow and develop and change, as needed to survive. This talk will describe how Leaders and HR need to change to become Agile People Coaches.
Pia-Maria is a thought leader in the area of Agile HR and the author of Agile People - A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees), as well as the founder and owner of Agile People, a yearly conference and a network organization whose goal is to change the world of work. Pia-Maria is passionate about using agile mindset and values to motivate employees to create better organizations together. She specializes in Agile HR, Agile leadership and Motivation and has worked as a consultant with most of Sweden's largest international companies, spreading the agile mindset and culture to the whole organization.