The Great End Game Con

HR is never short of game changing ideas. Yet, the ideas come and go and the challenges remain.

There are many reasons for this cycle of disappointment, but one that few seem willing to admit is that no single, miracle cure exists to begin with. The art, science, skill – whatever – of managing large numbers of people effectively in a single enterprise is hard, complicated, never-ending work.

The paper proposes that to suggest otherwise is to participate in The Great End-Game con. It argues that perfecting the less fashionable building blocks of HR will achieve more business effectiveness than launching another doomed but fashionable “Programme”.

Read the full Paper here.