that promote strong change management
practices toward realizing the vision that
the newly formed company establishes.
This is where this month’s theme of
change resilience really comes into play.
HR professionals must have an innate un-derstanding
of how to effectively navigate
change – even change that can be volatile,
disruptive and uncertain – and they have
to ensure these challenges have minimal
negative impact on employees, work cul-ture,
engagement and morale.
It’s certainly a tall order – and that’s why
the concept of resilience is so crucial.
HR professionals who are involved in
the beginning of any M&A contemplation
and take the long view – who preemp-tively
address potential issues, and who
promote a culture that is strong, collabora-tive
and well-equipped to embrace change
– are the ones who will see their organiza-tion’s
culture not just survive, they can see
it thrive. n
Karen Stone, CHRE, is chair of the Human
Resources Professionals Association.
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TOGETHER INTO A NEW ENTITY, A NEW
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