by Jeff Perkins, Chief People Officer, National Public Radio
Whether we represent a start-up or an organization that’s over 100 years old, HR professionals must stay aware of the ways in which their organization’s culture is changing. I use three simple ways to stay at the forefront of organizational change.
NPR has a different culture today than when we were established in 1970, fueled by changes in our funding sources and by disruptive technologies like mobile, satellite and cable distribution.
When I arrived in 2010, human resources had not kept up with the pace of change: the department was an afterthought—an “HR silo” in a remote location. That lack of organizational health culminated in a PR and HR crisis that saw the departure of several key executives following a high-profile contract termination (see box below).
Here’s the unhealthiest part: I never got a call about it. In fact, I was moving into my new living space...(register to read more)