The Essentials of Strategy

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Harvard Business School. Press
Harvard Business Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 323 pages
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"The Business Literacy for HR Professionals series, developed in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management, helps HR professionals do exactly that. Covering essential areas such as negotiation, decision making, change management, finance, and more, these highly practical books help HR professionals in their goal to be true strategic partners who bring additional bottom line value to their organizations. In an age of stiffening competition, everyone in an organization must develop a strategic mind-set by understanding the company's competitive strategy and helping the firm execute it. This essential resource offers guidelines for creating the HR initiatives, policies, and departmental structures that ensure success."--Publisher's website.
 

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Contents

Strategy and the HR Professional
1
SWOT Analysis I
21
SWOT Analysis II
43
Types of Strategy
65
Differentiation
72
Network Effect
78
Summing Up
87
Entering a New Market Through Process Innovation
93
The People Side of Implementation
181
Implementing Human Capital Initiatives
201
Recruiting and Selection
208
Compensation
218
Critical Questions
232
Warning Signs
244
Summing Up
251
Useful Implementation Tools
277

Buying Your Way In
100
Seeking Alignment
109
Aligning Your HR Strategy
123
Action Plans
145
How to Stay on Course
165
Glossary
287
Additional Titles from the Society for Human Resource Management
303
About the Subject Adviser
329
About the Society for Human Resource Management
335
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