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Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change: A Third Edition by Arielle Sullivan, Roland L. Sullivan, Jacqueline M. Stavros, William J. Rothwell

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WHAT DO PRACTITIONERS IN THE HR FIELD TRADITIONALLY DO, AND HOW ARE THEIR ROLES CHANGING?

HR roles have been changing for some time. Historically, of course, HR practitioners have been expected to fill different roles in their organizations. Often, those roles have changed as management philosophies changed and have even, on occasion, conflicted (Rothwell, Prescott, & Taylor, 1998). However, numerous competency studies have demonstrated the requirements for success in the HR field (for instance, “More on what CEOs want from HR,” 2003; Orr, 2001; Wright, 2001).
Today’s HR professionals often have been depicted as dramatically different from the past. For example, they are expected to focus on, and guarantee, deliverables from deployment of ...

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