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Transformational HR

Transformational HR

How Human Resources Can Create Value and Impact Business Strategy

Perry Timms

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Prepare your organization for lasting success with this handbook on how to make a greater impact on strategy, organization design, people and performance.

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About the book

In our increasingly fast and competitive world, HR professionals are uniquely placed to prepare an organization for lasting success. Pioneers are leading the way using the latest developments in the world of work such as Lean UX, holacracy, futurology and work-as-a-platform. Endorsed by the CIPD, Transformational HR shows HR professionals how to unleash this potential and use these advances to make an impact on business strategy.

This book puts transformational HR in context, exploring what has and hasn't worked. It sets out a vision of what HR can be, providing examples of and lessons from HR thought leaders who have begun to transform their workplaces. In addition to presenting numerous examples, Transformational HR provides tools, models and advice for HR professionals aspiring to become more finely-tuned, responsive, forward-thinking and impact-led. Featuring case studies and references from companies from the USA, Mexico, Slovenia and the UK, it is a blueprint for turning the HR function into a powerhouse for organizational success and creating more fulfilling experiences for people.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Context
    • Chapter - 01: Our ever Changing World – Where is the Hope and Hype?
    • Chapter - 02: Today’s Work – How Have We got to This?
    • Chapter - 03: The Story of the Human Resource Profession – A Problem Child of the Post-Industrial Era?
    • Chapter - 04: What’s HR ever done for Us?
  • Section - TWO: Models
    • Chapter - 05: What is Transformational HR?
    • Chapter - 06: Transformational HR – The Models
    • Chapter - 07: The One Model to Rule them All?
  • Section - THREE: Narratives
    • Chapter - 08: Transformational Tales from HR Game Changers
    • Chapter - 09: Transformational Organizations – Stories of the Future
  • Section - FOUR: Future
    • Chapter - 10: Transformational HR – Putting it all Together
    • Chapter - 11: Transformational HR – Strategic-Level Significant Shifts
    • Chapter - 12: Transformational HR – A Model at Play


Transformational HR challenges even the most experienced HR practitioner with the opportunity to awaken new thoughts and re-think how they lead their people team and their businesses in to the future.
Iain Lewis, HR Director, and Anna Snelling, Head of Learning and Development, Howdens Joinery Ltd

Perry puts the 'human' back in HR, through a people revolution that sees employees at the helm of true competitive advantage. A sustainable future awaits organisations who choose to board this transformative HR rocket.
Google State Manager, Creative Activation

Perry is an HR guru like no other. This offers unique insights which go beyond excellence. Transformational indeed but also visionary, credible and insightful. A crucial blueprint read and a must have for every HR Professional. Powerful, relevant and engaging!
Ruth Sharpe, HRM and Management Development Consultant

Perry shines a light on the cross roads that the profession is facing and offers a new path and way of thinking about HR which is innovative and exciting, whilst staying true to the roots of the HR profession. If you want to add new tools to your toolkit and have new ways of approaching HR in today's complex environment, then reading Transformational HR will help you to broaden and deepen your thinking.
Sarah Morgan, Director of Organizational Development, NHS

At a time when most HR leaders are scrambling for a seat at the coveted table, Perry brings us all a transformational HR model that lights a bonfire under that table. Giving thoughtful consideration to what has gone before, reading this book will give you the tools to enable you to be truly innovative HR practitioner. Say goodbye to the HR clones now.
Sara Duxbury, Business Psychologist, Carter Corson

Drawing on years of experience at the business coal face, Perry is able to cut through the noise and demonstrate that we can control our own futures. What's important is valuing people and managing them in a way that creates Good Work, to enable them and their organisations to shine.
Lesley Giles, Director, The Work Foundation

How to create organizational value and generate better business results in a new world opened to employees' autonomy, intelligent digitalization, constant change and transformation? Perry's book works to answer this using a new model of HR called T-HR (Transformational HR) based on cooperation, joint responsibility, as well as sharing knowledge and mutual inspiration while applying all modern methods, tools and apps available in the real and digital world.
Marta Machalska, Founder and CEO, i-Pro e-learning

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749481322
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd October 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 235x156
  • 280 pages

About the Author

Perry Timms is a renowned blogger, coach, consultant and an international and TedX speaker on the future of work and the transformative potential of the HR profession. He is the founder of People and Transformational HR Ltd in the UK as well as being the social media and HR adviser to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a visiting fellow at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the World's only WorldBlu-certified Freedom at Work coach.

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