Tag: Wayne Brockbank

business agility

What are the top 3 ways HR professionals can drive business agility?

By embracing the business agility agenda, HR will create and sustain the organisation capabilities that create turbulence for its competitors instead of responding to turbulence that is created by its competitors, writes Wayne Brockbank HR departments are occasionally accused of sponsoring flavor-of-the-month agendas. Some of these accusations may be justified. However, […]

Organisations that can leverage organisational capability will experience a statistically significant increase in competitive advantage

Organisational capability: the key to competitive success

Organisations that can leverage organisational capability through external sensing, innovation, agility and culture will experience a statistically significant increase in competitive advantage, writes Wayne Brockbank Several empirical studies over the last decade have shown that focusing on organisational capability as opposed to individual talent will have greater impact on business performance. […]

Ensuring that your firm has the required technical competencies now and in the future is key to the business surviving and prospering

4 steps to building great technical competencies

Ensuring that your firm has the required technical competencies now and in the future is key to the business surviving and prospering, writes Wayne Brockbank Almost every industry is built on a small but essential foundation of technical knowledge and skills. Without such technical knowledge and skills, not only would […]

In the midst of economic turbulence, companies exhibiting high performance effectively respond through the fundamental cultural values on which they are builtIn the midst of economic turbulence, high-performing companies effectively respond through the fundamental cultural values on which they are built

4 steps to building a culture of high performance

HR executives in high-performing firms are highly skilled in understanding the nuances of market-based business priorities and their cultural implications, writes Wayne Brockbank Six weeks ago I had the unique opportunity to interview the senior HR executives from 15 globally recognised firms in the financial, defence and high-tech sectors. Most of […]

There are five criteria HR needs to satisfy in order to be strategic

What exactly is strategic HR?

Culture is the primary agenda through which HR earns the right to be called strategic, writes Wayne Brockbank One legacy question in the Human Resource Competency Study of the University of Michigan and the RBL Group is, “What should be the balance between operational and strategic HR?” In the 1987 […]