There is an elephant in the room. A serious gap that needs to be addressed if we are to truly transform our organisations.
1. HR are generally the ones tasked with leading culture and behavioural change inside organisations.
2. HR are also, sadly, often the least trusted department/role/profession inside most organisations.
So, we have the department generally tasked with much needed transformational behaviour and culture change, that is too often not trusted by the rest of the organisation and happens to be predominantly women-led.
This raised a whole lot of questions for us here at Entente, and sparked a series of Think Tanks and interviews with HR Professionals, CEOs, C-Suite Executives, Business Owners, and Consultants to get to the core of what is going on, what impact it is having inside organisations, and what needs to change.
It is not an attack on HR, but a rallying cry to help uncover the major blockers to the success of any organisational culture and behaviour change objective.
This report is a summary of the interconnected issues, the results of interviews and Think Tanks across Australia, EMEA and North America, and suggestions for a way forward.