Most change is driven by people. Even within the context of a business, an organization-wide change can only be accomplished if talent facilitates the transformation. Since the core function of HR is talent, the HR function inevitably is central to its own transformation. Through their strategies, processes and practices, they facilitate change in their organization.
While facilitating change is a key responsibility of HR teams, it is often identified as an area that needs improvement. For CoEs, 38 percent of respondents perceived it as a capability gap, while that number was 30 percent for Generalists or field HR. Perhaps most alarmingly, 50 percent feel HRBPs are lacking in their ability to facilitate change.
It is imperative that HR teams embrace their role as key facilitators of change and drive transformation for the entire organization. Now that the critical capabilities holding the HR function back have been identified, strategies for rectifying the situation can be adopted. With the insights delivered in Alight's Asia Pacific State of HR Transformation Study, HR teams can redesign their workplace and develop a future-ready workforce.