The vision of this book is to engage readers in a debate on how we see HR as a function and profession here and now, how we see the practice and the practitioner. The intent is to reflect on what we are seeing, hearing and experiencing about the function in an inclusive fashion. This book offers a practitioner’s take to human resources management as a profession and function keeping in mind the most current and contemporary practices, problems and perspectives in India. The book is meant for young professionals, students and practitioners in the field of HRM. The book truly reflects HRM as it is practiced today with stories of places (organizational case studies) where it is at its best. Shorn of all theory, this book raises and answers questions such as given the rapid advancement in the profession, should the term HR be redefined?  Why does the quality of the function depend so much on the way it is positioned within the organisation? What shapes a CEO’s attitude towards HR? What are the big demands on HR today and in times to come? How does one advance in HR? Written by practitioners with first-hand HR experience, HR Here and Now is a thought-provoking book set firmly in the Indian context.

Designing Organisations

Designing organisations

There are few who understand design as well as Steve Jobs did. About design he said, ‘Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works’.

French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away’.

Organisation design is no different. The goal of organisation design is to ensure that the organisation works and does what it is supposed to do. Designing an organisation is about adding nothing extra and not leaving anything unwanted behind.

Organisation design gives the organisation a form and shape, stores organisational capabilities, regulates movements and work- flow ...

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