HR! Discover Your New Role for the IT Era
2 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2012 Last revised: 26 Feb 2021
Date Written: August 1, 2014
HR needs to discover their New Age Role of a Change Catalyst in an IT Driven World. There is a need to equip them with the right skills to execute this new age role in an Agile company.
IT driven change is impacting people. People are not comfortable with rapid change and need support to cope with this change. Who else in the company can understand people psychology? Who can understand the psychology of change? Obviously it is HR.
When IT impacts so many employees and their behaviour, and businesses have HR departments to look after everything concerning employees, why is it that no one has thought of a role for HR in IT implementations? HR itself has been blind to this possibility.
Globally, HR has not yet recognized an opportunity that information revolution has given to it on a platter. There is a new role that HR can very effectively play in this business world which is changing so rapidly on account of IT. HR has to rediscover itself.
Keywords: HR, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, IT Driven Change, HR Role in IT, HR as Catalyst for IT Driven Change,Change Management, New Role of HR, Behavioral IT, Behavioral Aspects of Technology
JEL Classification: A00
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