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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and

Competencies of International Managers


Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)


Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, and Dani Johnson are affiliated with Ross
School of Business, University of Michigan.

Examined was the ability of Human Resource Management (HRM)
executives to synergize themselves with the firms senior executive
management team in a strategic role, where they can best contribute
leadership and decision making competencies.

Specially studied was the ability of Human Resource Management
executives to contribute to both strategic implementation and formation.

The work is supported by extensive data collected from a Human
Resource (HR) Competency study where the roles of senior HR Executives
were studied during 2007.

Dave Ulrichs Competency Model
Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
This model suggests that
HR professionals must
master competencies
dealing with both people
and business
Dave Ulrichs Competency Model
Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
Credible Activist



CREDIBLE:

believable, being worthy of praise, convincing.

ACTIVIST:

person who works energetically to achieve political or social goals.

The Credible Activist must be respected, admired and most of all,
listened to. He or she must be willing to take a stand or position on
important issues, even at the risk of becoming unpopular.



Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
The culture and change
steward
The Culture and Change Steward not
only appreciates and embraces the
companys culture, he or she must be
able to communicate and articulate it in
a way in which employees can
understand.

Respect past culture and shape the new by
coaching managers, weaving standards into
practices and processes, and helping
implement strategy, projects and initiatives.
Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
The talent manager and
Organizational designer
The Talent Manager and Organizational Designer not only ensures that
an organization attracts good talent today but that it continues to
develop this talent, thus, guaranteeing that the right knowledge, skills
and abilities needed to embrace continuous change and innovation are
retained.

Talent management and organizational design must be innovative,
aligned with customer expectations and strategy and integrated with
each other.

Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
The strategy architect

The Strategy Architect knows how to make the right change happen by
sustaining strategic agility and engaging the customer.


Abilities in recognizing business trends and forecasting potential obstacles
and impacts to help provide vision and strategy for the organizations future.
HR can link the organization internal organization to external customer
expectations, making customer driven customer-business strategies real to
employees.
Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
The operational
executor
The Operational Executor ensures that all aspects of managing
employees and the organization are met through the implementation
of policies and procedures and the advancement of HR technology.

Ensure own HR operational and administrative efficiency. Draft, adapt
and implement policies and ensure basic employee needs are delivered
through technology, shared services and/or outsourcing.

Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
The business ally
The Business Ally contributes to the success
of the business by serving the value chain
(who customers are, and why they choose to
buy the companys products or services) and
interpreting social context (that is, knowing the
social context or setting in which their
business operates)
Role of HR Departments in MNCs and
Competencies of International Managers
Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT)
HR Competency Model at GE