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HR Management Library
The HR Management Library is one of the most significant benefits HRPS offers. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of in-depth articles drawn from the pages of the quarterly People & Strategy journal as well as HRPS’ monthly newsletters.

The People & Strategy articles are organized around the Five Pillars of Knowledge to which HRPS subscribes: HR Strategy & Planning, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness and Building a Strategic HR Function. Each is written by an HR thought leader who brings unique experience and insight to the topic.

Below are a few samples of the quality you will find throughout the members-only section of the HR Management Library. To access the complete library, become an HRPS individual or enterprise member.

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Hitting the Sweet Spot Between Separation and Integration in Organization Design (2011, Volume 34, Issue 4)

By Nicolay Worren

Aligning the formal structure with work processes is the underlying challenge in designing in the right degrees of integration versus separation at any level of the organization. It is especially a challenge when organization designers and executives don't know a great deal about the work and without any data, it can be hard to know how to design organizational units that should be integrated or separated. Some frameworks make it easier to map the interdependencies in work streams at the operating levels of the business.

The Missing Middle – Strategic Alignment & Empowerment (2011, Volume 34, Issue 4)

By Paul Lambert, Hay Group, and Simon Thane, Tricordant Ltd.

As mission-led organizations grow, they often develop an extensive network of organizations and devolved communities across multiple countries. As the organization develops in size and complexity, a gap can appear between the centrally held strategy and initiatives to deliver the mission and the innovation occurring in culturally aligned and tailored frontline activity. The authors name this the "Missing Middle” — the strategic leadership and alignment of operations.

Aligning Reward Systems in Organization Design: How to Activate the Orphan Star Point (2011, Volume 34, Issue 4)

By Michael Schuster, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Greg Kesler, Kates Kesler

Although companies are becoming more sophisticated in using organization design as a critical tool for driving business growth through new structure and capabilities, reward systems—the orphan star point—are often on the sidelines during the design process. The reasons for this are many; companies need to change with the help of some simple frameworks that provide a basis for diagnosing alignment needs and for making concrete adjustments in incentive programs and metrics to support changes in structure, process and people.

Walker Award Winning Articles

A Context-Oriented Approach to Leader Selection: A Strategy for Uncertain Times (2010)

By Lucy Povah and Kate Sobczak


The Future of Learning Systems (2011, Volume 34, Issue 4)

By Randy Emelo with Counterpoints by Teresa Roche, Erik M. Gregory, Stacey Harris, Kelvin Wong



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