Seems to me like this little economic crisis thing may just propel our profession into an organic change of its own.
For some time I’ve thought that the next evolution for HR will be to displace responsibility to operational management. Said differently, that we enable others to do for themselves what we’ve been doing for them.
Aside from the natural reluctance associated with self-annihalation, there is, of course, the refusal of those we enable to, well, just do things correctly on their own.
OK. But what happens when the chunk of cheddar shrinks and there ain’t quite enough to keep us white-collar desk-set types on the payroll? Huh? Huh?