Managing the downturn with the upturn in mind: What this means for HR

Description of the event

The seminar was held by Paul Evans, Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Development, INSEAD.

The session focused on several key issues:

  • How leading edge companies have responded to the downturn
  • Duality theory: The theory behind organizational management in a fast-changing and uncertain age; and some of the practical implications
  • How HR should prepare itself:  Get the basics well in place; focus on the implementation agenda; and then harness the tensions of contradiction and change
  • What are the issues that HR should fight for?
  • Fair Process management
    • The danger of focusing excessively on results and not on process
    • Decisions are not always fair, but the process of decision making must be
    • Managing the process of implementation
    • Why it is so important to focus on fairness
    • The 5 E’s:  Managing engagement, exploration of options, explanation, expectation setting, and evaluation and learning
  • What this means for how HR should contribute the managing change
  • The two faces of managing human resource development
    • High value talent: key issues to consider in talent development
    • Focusing on managing underperformance and why this is so challenging
  • An overview of new value-added management practices concerning HRM:  what really is new and added-value in HRM practice?


30 HR professionals from companies such as ING Bank, Holcim, Provident Financial, Petrom, Unicredit Tiriac Bank, IIRUC Service, Orange.


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Bombardier Transportation
Lactalis Romania
Lactalis Romania
Lactalis Romania



Bombardier Transportation
Lactalis Romania
Lactalis Romania
Lactalis Romania

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