The following article is a short summary of a presentation about ‘Leading HR in Times of Change and Uncertainty’ at The CHRO Virtual Summit by George Kohlrieser – Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD Business School.
With a background in hostage negotiation, George Kohlrieser, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD Business School presented attendees at The CHRO Virtual Summit with a fascinating overview on how to lead HR in times of change and uncertainty. The premise of the session was that HR leaders must never allow themselves to be held hostage, be it physically, or emotionally, so that they can better lead in periods of uncertainty (which is essentially a constant). Leading HR today is no easy task – so it’s best to be prepared.
“As HR leaders, you have to never feel powerless, you have to find some way to not be a hostage”
“HR must represent a secure base within the organization to be able to provide this protection, because when the brain feels protected, it’ll shut down that natural, instinctive move to the negative.”
If you missed George’s presentation (or indeed any others), you can sign up on The CHRO Virtual Summit website for free and view it until June 30th!
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