John Boudreau (CEO) and Ian Ziskin (CEO and Exec Excel)
This article describes the results of an ongoing initiative by CEO to understand the future of HR, and in particular its relationships within effective organizations in dynamic environments. We began with the premise that over the next 5-10 years the future of HR work (specifically) and effective organizations (more broadly) will in many ways be quite different. We brought together dozens of HR leaders over the past few months to get their counsel on the issues and trends they note in their everyday work, and we took a careful look at current writing about the future of HR, as well as several current initiatives that seek to define or influence that future. Our investigations are ongoing, but this article will explore six major emerging themes from our work.