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Rodney Evans, Co-host of Brave New Work and Partner at the Ready: The Future of HR

November 23, 2023 Mark Edgar and Naomi TItleman / Rodney Evans Episode 45
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Rodney Evans, Co-host of Brave New Work and Partner at the Ready: The Future of HR
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Show Notes

Welcome to foHRsight – a podcast about making work better brought to you by future foHRward.


In this week’s episode, Naomi Titleman has the privilege to nerd out with co-host of podcast Brave New Work and partner at The Ready Rodney Evans.


You can learn more about her work here:

https://www.bravenewwork.com/podcast

https://www.theready.com/


Rodney shares some background to the podcast and explains why she enjoys working at The Ready so much – an organization that uses a self-managing system.


They talk about the future of HR and the important role HR plays in supporting organizations. This means evolving beyond the (now traditional) Ulrich model and finding an approach that is much more adaptive to a set of changing circumstances to get to the depth of the problem that needs to be solved. 


This includes both how teams are structured with cross-functional teams, using systems and design thinking techniques (that involve end users) and using experiments and pilots.


It also involves HR changing its view that it is a service function and learning to “say no to get behind the bigger yes.”
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