Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
HR has undergone multiple waves of transformation in the past 20 years; we have seen the evolution of the HR function from being focused on control and administration to an enabled function focusing on employee experience. The next wave of HR transformation would be a function built to support an “Organization of the Future” leading to changes across how it is structured, who forms the core of the HR function and how technology is leveraged. The agile HR model while spoken about a lot is yet to find a hold in actual implementation. We believe the true power of the HR function can be unleashed by applying agile principles to not just how the function delivers, namely sprints, but also to how they are structured; the tribes, squads and self-managing teams would form the backbone of the new HR function.