Word “Agile” has become a buzzword. Agility as a concept has been talked about from beginning of this century. This was more in relation to software programming. Agility in management is now become a global phenomenon. This is a global movement entirely transforming the “world of work” that includes HR and transforming it into Agile HR.
Agile HR is the capability of the HR function to respond proactively to changing expectations, workplace disruptions and business requirements. We could sum up Agile HR as Adaptable, Transparent, Simple and United.
- Adaptable: Adaptability is important in the face of ever-changing business needs and requirement.
- Transparent: Transparency is important in gathering the trust of managers and employees, as well explaining why things must be done in a certain manner.
- Simple: Simplicity is when designing HR programs and practices that does not cause any confusions, alienate managers and employees.
- United: Unity applies with respect to HR working together and ensuring it isn’t working in silos or at cross purposes with the business.