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Using Business Model Change to Tie HR into Strategy: Reversing the Arrow

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Publication date2010
Host publicationLeading HR
EditorsPaul R. Sparrow, Martin Hird, Anthony Hesketh, Cary Cooper
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (electronic)9780230281349
ISBN (print)9780230222595
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter examines the issues involved for those Leading HR in linking HR to business model change. It

unravels the reality behind business model change based on a range of interviews with senior line and HR professionals;

outlines and explains the business context for a number of organizations;

uses these data to develop a taxonomy that are situated in practice. This taxonomy lays out four different ‘political’ spaces that HR has to operate in; and

identifies four separate transitions that those Leading HR have to cope with and keep strategically aligned.