Human Resource Planning

A monthly magazine provides news, issues, profiles, and trend analysis affecting the human resources profession.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, February

Executive Development That Makes a Business Difference
Executive Summary Executives must increasingly cope and thrive on substantial amounts of change and uncertainty. These realities demand a more powerful approach to executive development. We call this approach "Learning From Experience." Understanding...
Executive Selection: A Strategic Perspective
Executive Summary Greater intensity of product-market competition, greater shareholder activism, and the reduction of organizational slack resulting from downsizing and flatter structures have made effective executive selection far more critical...
Management Development as Glue Technology
Executive Summary In the global enterprise, one of the major tasks of management development is providing organization "glue" - gluing or integrating subsidiaries and other units that need their own autonomy. In this way the firm is able to escape...
Organizational Transformation at BP: An Interview with Chairman and CEO Robert Horton
Robert Horton became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of British Petroleum (BP) in March, 1990. Prior to that, Horton launched "Project 1990," a study to consider a major organizational transformation of his company. (See Exhibit 1) Project 1990...
Revolutionizing the Business: Strategies for Succeeding with Change
Executive Summary This article reviews how at Northern Telecom (NT) the sharing of a compelling vision, both within a company and with customers, led to the "re-engineering" of an end-to-end-process in a complex business. For example, "disconnects"...
Strategy and Structure Follow People: Improving Organizational Performance through Effective Executive Search
Executive Summary New approaches to executive search and executive resource planning are required if these functions are to have a strategic impact on improving organizational performance. The need to map and match specific executive perspectives...
The Strategic Leadership Imperative for Executive Development
Executive summary In a time reorganization, revolution, and change, strategic leadership is essential to the competitiveness and development of an organization. The imperative for executive development, then, is to cultivate strategic leadership....