Human resource professionals come from all walks of life. They may have backgrounds in business, industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, human resource management, or in some cases, an unrelated field. As professionals, we use our training and knowledge to develop our roles in the realm of human resources. This assignment allows you to reflect on the type of HR manager you are or would like to be.
Evans, Pucik, & Bjorkman (2010) discuss the three faces of human resource management:
- The builder, who gets the basic foundations in place and has administrative duties
- The change partner, who facilitates organizational realignment as technologies, competition, and strategies change at the corporate level
- The navigator, who steers through all the changes and anticipates changes before they happen
Assess yourself as an HR manager according to this framework. Reflect on your personal strengths and weakness in each of the three aspects. Give reasons and examples in support.