Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
H.r. Executive
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Good evening to all, My name is Rajan, i have been working as a HR generalist profile with a manufacturing company from last 4 years . My Boss wants me to do Strategic Hr function like (PMS, PPC interference , Manpower planning etc ) should i go for this or not . Because i don't have such exp. in this . I fear that if i fail to do so this could be lead to danger to my job . please advice.
From India, Varanasi
Dear Rajan,

Strategic HR activities are different from PMS, Manpower Planning etc. These are hardcore HR activities. There is nothing "strategic" about it.

Strategic HR is derived from the organisation's strategy. Strategic HR activities cannot be done in isolation. You need to do strategic analysis of the enterprise and later you need to find out what would be role of HR in executing the organisation's strategy. To do the strategic analysis, various tools of strategy are used viz Porter's Five Forces, SWOT Analysis, McKinsey's 7S, Ohmae's 3C etc. Based on the outcome of the tools, HR strategy is derived.

Causes of HR strategic HR could be because of the following few reasons:

a) Localisation of the development of the product

b) Technological changes like Robotics, 3D printing etc

c) Changes in Supply Chain

d) Introduction of new technology

e) Commencement of new plant or new facility at overseas

f) Establishment of R and D for a new product line

If you are HR Executive in manufacturing then all of a sudden you cannot commence strategic HR in your company. You need to work under some senior. Even seniority is no guarantee to understand the strategic aspects. Once I had provided the training on business strategy to my client. To make them understand "What is Strategy?" I had devoted almost half day. Later the participants told that all along they had carried the misconceptions of the strategy. CEO, who is in mid fifties, told that for the last 30 years he had wrong notions above the strategy.

For further clarification if any, feel free to contact me.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
dear Rajan . come on man if the boss has faith in you and is giving you tougher higher level tasks take it on man. why should your job be in danger. go to the library go to seniors with specific doubts and ATTACK . GABBAR SINGH'S ONLY LESSON :"JHO DHAR GAYA WOH MAR GAYA'
please post specific problems we will help. blessings
dr ram

From India, Indore
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