Why do people engage with strategies and rebel against policies?


It is human nature,

give us a rule or a boundary and we will want to break it.

Give us a Vision/Strategy which we can buy into and benefits us

We will jump on the bandwagon!!

Many HR departments are seen as the organizational cop

Enforcing policies and rules

What if HR focused on value add strategies - not policies?

Switching to a strategic focus from policies will result in: 
  • A positive versus a negative framework
  • A living breathing concept from a static unchanging rule
  • Fences are torn down and horizons are stretched
  • Focus is on goals versus behaviors
  • Motivates people to uphold organizational values
HR needs help shifting from policy to strategy - let us help!