Summary of Victory Through Organization

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

Victory Through Organization book summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

8

Qualities

  • Comprehensive
  • Analytical
  • Applicable

Recommendation

As the title suggests, teams trump individuals. After analyzing more than 32,000 survey responses worldwide, authors Dave Ulrich, David Kryscynski, Wayne Brockbank and Mike Ulrich present evidence that while great HR professionals matter, they quadruple their impact when they organize into effective HR departments. The latest in a trilogy based on the authors’ groundbreaking, three-decades long “HR Competency Studies” (HRCS), this entry wraps up material in the series’ previous excellent books. Of course, few teams have contributed more to HR literature than Dave Ulrich and Brockbank. getAbstract thinks that any leader or HR professional – especially those who haven’t read the first two volumes – will savor these insights from an incredible 30 years of original research.

About the Authors

Dave Ulrich, a partner in the RBL group, and Wayne Brockbank teach at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. They have collaborated for decades. David Kryscynski, who teaches at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, and Mike Ulrich, a professor at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State, consult extensively in HR.

 

Summary

Why Human Resources?

The work of the HR department is more important than ever because it now drives the cultural, change management and talent decisions at the root of CEOs’ greatest challenges. Today, HR leaders concern themselves with employees, external customers and, generally, how the company must “organize” for success. Organization means assembling the right talent, but it also covers building the right organizational capabilities.
HR professionals must adapt. To comprehend the scope of today’s business world, they should study “social, technology, environmental, political, economic and demographic trends” (“STEPED”) that may affect their company’s success or failure. Once they understand this context, they should lead “VUCA” discussions with business leaders covering: 1) “volatility,” the speed and type of current change; 2) “uncertainty,” the likelihood of potential disruptions and when they might occur; 3) “complexity,” the intricacies concerning potential disruptors; and 4) “ambiguity,” the dependencies involved, including the fog and obscurity surrounding their ongoing challenges. HR leaders should determine what “value to create” by...


More on this topic

By the same authors

Rethinking Organizations from the Outside In
7
The Leadership Capital Index
8
Leadership Sustainability
8
HR from the Outside In
8
HR Transformation
7
The Why of Work
8
The GE Work-Out
9
Why the Bottom Line Isn't!
6

Customers who read this summary also read

The Data Driven Leader
8
The Big Book of HR
7
Learning for Organizational Development
7
Talent Magnet
7
The Talent Revolution
8
Managing Conflict
9

Related Channels

Comment on this summary

  • Avatar
  • Avatar
    W. S. 2 years ago
    Dopiero wiarygodny hr może mieć wpływ na decyzje
  • Avatar
    W. S. 2 years ago
    Jeśli hr nie będzie inicjowal i wdrazal działań przynosząc hej wyniki to będzie ignorowany
  • Avatar
    W. S. 2 years ago
    Muszą też czuć że mamy kompetencje do podejmowania decyzji. Kompetentny hr musi rozumieć pozycję dyrektorów.
  • Avatar
    W. S. 2 years ago
    Aby zostać zaproszony do dyskusji o zmianach trzeba wpierw pokazać osobom dotychczas zaangażowanym w zmianę że jesteśmy dla nich partnerem. Muszą czuć się z tym bezpiecznie.