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    Lucy Adams(Author)

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HR has lost its way and needs to find a new direction.
The central question this book sets out to answer is: if we are to survive and thrive in this new, volatile business world, how do we lead, manage, engage and support our employees in a radically different way?
HR departments, and companies, need to transform their approach. This entails not simply tinkering with the process or the mechanics, but taking a completely fresh look at the entire scenario. It’s the difference between spending hours deciding how many grades there should be in an employee grading system, and asking if grading people actually increases their ability to perform better in the first place.
To achieve this change, Disruptive HR has three pillars:
1.Treating employees as adults not children
2.Treating employees as consumers or customers (not a one-size-fits-all approach)
3.Treating employees as human beings
EACH: Employees as Adults, Consumers and Human beings. (Each of us is different, each of us deserves better.)
So what happens when you read this book? First, there’s the lightbulb moment: ‘I do that and I hadn’t even realised it’. Then you’ll see what this means for you and your organisation, with practical tools, ideas and techniques so you can start making changes immediately.
And finally, the hard bit: this book will help you introduce this new thinking to others in your business.

Lucy Adams is on a mission to help organisations bring their human resources departments into the 21st century. Through her agency, Disruptive HR, she aims to provoke the HR community into creating new ways to support businesses in today’s complex and ambiguous world. In doing so she challenges leaders and HR professionals to learn from sources as varied as management theory, consumer organisations, marketing, neuroscience, and the latest thinking on motivation and reward. She also addresses how businesses can deal with public scrutiny, and advises them on leadership and change.Lucy was HR director at the BBC during one of its most turbulent periods. Responsible for all aspects of employee relations, reward, training, and development, she also reduced the corporation’s management by over 30%. In her five-year tenure Lucy witnessed four director generals come and go, oversaw the move to the Salford site, and coped with numerous and very public crises, including executive payoffs and the Savile scandal.Prior to working at the BBC Lucy was group HR director at Serco, the government services organisation; this came after a period working for the law firm Eversheds.Along with her business partner, Lucy runs workshops and consults on many topics within the HR arena. She specialises in helping HR and other business professionals to step back from their old assumptions about motivating people and to see more creative and effective ways of engaging employees.

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  • PDF | 222 pages
  • Lucy Adams(Author)
  • Practical Inspiration Publishing (5 Jan. 2017)
  • English
  • 8
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By Susan on 24 April 2017

    I found the book very well written and very interesting. I particularly liked the many example of modern ground-breaking practice. (These are the sort of items I enjoy reading in the CIPD magazine and it is good to have them in one place in this book.) I thought that it is interesting that she says that HR should get closer to the marketing function because there is a similar need for combining a quantitative approach with insight and also because employees should be treated as consumers. (The CIPD seems to want to get together with the Finance profession.) I have bought another copy of the book and I’m going to leave it on the charity bookstall at work as a “present” for someone else. I am convinced that this book should be read by people outside of HR. I enjoyed sharing some of the YouTube links with others including the Heineken interviewing video called The Candidate. I was also inspired to order two of the books she recommends. I like the way she says on the next to the last page that “Ironically the HR department is often the most hierarchical, process driven and least well equipped for the modern world out of any in the business”.

  • By Guest on 21 June 2017

    This is a superbly written book about so much more than the re-shaping of HR and our engagement with everyone around us. Reflecting on her own experiences with both humour and empathy, Lucy perfectly captures the mood of frustration around current practices. Delivering a practical approach without wandering into a prescriptive model, she offers inspiring alternatives to embedded methodology.As you read HR Disrupted, you realise this is a book about leadership, teams, motivation, culture, working psychology and behaviour and sits as both peer and companion to authors such as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin and Daniel Pink.

  • By Ms. S. E. Green on 21 August 2017

    Really enjoying this book so far. Lucy Adams is honest about her motivations for wanting to reinvigorate and change her beloved HR and it strikes a chord with me. This is a short, easy to read, accessible and practical book not just for HR people but for anoyone who wants to get the best from their people in business. I'd recommend it.

  • By Guest on 2 March 2017

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A fresh perspective and review on all HR activities. After reading this I've looked at things differently and have become more business focused. The book's also very entertaining at different points! Lucy Adams has a really engaging (didn't want to use this over-used HR word) way of writing that will appeal to everyone.

  • By L. A. Choudhury on 23 May 2017

    As a HR Professional for the best part of a decade, I must admit I have experienced cognitive dissonance with various fads/best practices in HR; the things we do, for the sake of doing. This book provided me with clarity of thought. A fantastic book, well research, it advocates a different way of doing things. The points were made with real impact. The book is very readable and I devoured it in a weekend. If you work HR or in the Leadership space, this book is highly recommended.

  • By Mrs S Steen on 23 March 2017

    An easy and light read with great insights that develop a fresh and balanced approach to HR. Many of Lucy's observations strike a chord and I can relate to so sat very well with me. A good read for new professionals as well as older seasoned like myself, it gives in some places a light hearted approach but also some really good tools and techniques to reflect on. Overall an enjoyable book.

  • By 8vhearts on 4 September 2017

    Lucy, this is a great read. Drains up across the HR employee lifecycle, in an engaging way, with experience and humility nicely balanced.

  • By Guest on 22 January 2017

    Lucy Adams has made a courageous effort to "re-humanize" Human Resources. Over many years companies have progressively been treating employees as assets without a heart; actually we have "de-humanized" HR and it is about time to change this. Lucy is on the forefront of a movement that will be unstoppable in a few years from now and I recommend everybody in HR to take her lessons to heart. Disrupting is HR is not easy and as it is new, no one will have all the answers yet, but Lucy is doing a great job pulling together what can already be done today

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