With a “personnel breakfast” at the Capital Club in Berlin, the bbw seminar and training department started a series of events for HR managers from companies in Berlin and Brandenburg. Managing Partner Frank Strathus from the Institute for Leadership Dynamics (ILD) gave a short keynote speech on January 22 before coffee on the current challenges of HR work that is becoming more demanding in terms of quality.
His thesis: Against the backdrop of the megatrends, HR is still far too often acting in a self-protecting manner and too little in the way of research, creativity and agility. This was the start of a discussion in which HR managers and their employees had very different experiences, opinions and strategies. ILD’s experience from years of consulting top management in mainly international companies and as a trainer or educator of coaches and HR business partners led the speaker to key questions such as: What can and what must an HR department do in the future to create value for the company? And finally: What ideas and tools can HR departments use to get on a level playing field with the business during restructuring phases? In the end, the discussion focused not only on croissants and fresh rolls, but also on the crucial topic of training. Training with the right amount of theory and, above all, practice, so that HR managers can position themselves as navigators, especially in times of uncertainty, and work together with the business from the very beginning with courage and curiosity.