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Chapter 3. THE COMPETING VALUES FRAMEWORK > Human Resource Management Roles

3.6. Human Resource Management Roles

Our colleague David Ulrich has conducted comprehensive studies of human resource (HR) management. In summarizing some of those findings, the Competing Values Framework was used to identify the changing roles of the human resource manager. Figure 3.4 summarizes his conclusions (see Ulrich and Brockbank, 2005).

In brief, Figure 3.4 points out the different roles, skills, and activities required to adequately manage the HR function in a large organization. The effective HR manager must ensure, according to Ulrich's research, that some elements of each of the four cultures are represented in the organization. More important, the roles, means, ends, and competencies that the HR manager emphasizes must reinforce the dominant or desired culture of the firm. Displaying different HR roles can help build or strengthen a different kind of organizational culture. For example, building or strengthening a hierarchy culture requires an administrative specialist who focuses on sharpening processes and creating an efficient infrastructure. Building or strengthening a market culture requires the HR manager to be a strategic business partner in the organization, aligning HR with business strategy and facilitating bottom-line (financial) impacts of all HR activities. Building or strengthening a clan culture requires an employee champion who responds to employee needs, fosters commitment, and develops human capability in the workforce. Building or strengthening an adhocracy culture requires a change agent who facilitates transformational change and organizational renewal.


  

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