The HR Strategy sets the vision of Human Resources and it is extremely important HR decision making tool. When HR has the HR Strategy, it can easily evaluate the activities against the strategy and the GO/NO GO decision can be made quickly and it can be explained to the population.
The HR Strategy is a managerial decision making tool as the HR Strategy sets the way the management should approach to the particular HR project proposals. The management team has to evaluate the project charter against the HR Strategy and how it will help to Human Resources in the implementation of the strategy. Even when HR Strategy exists, the team will generate more project proposals than expected and the management team has to decide about the priorities of the individual projects as no HR department is able to implement all.
The HR Strategy helps to employees to decide common daily decisions as they can see, if the request is fully aligned with the HR Strategy and the organization will benefit from such a solution. The HR Strategy sets the vision, but it is fulfilled by many daily small decisions and the strategy helps to set the decision process.
The HR Strategy is important for the communication with the managers about their requests and their proposals to improve HR Services. The HR Team can demonstrate the way the department goes and how Human Resources will deal with the individual request or the individual feedback on provided services.
The HR Strategy helps to build the team spirit of Human Resources as it provides the platform for the communication in HR and it provides the basic playground for the discussions about the future of Human Resources. The story of the HR Strategy has to be attractive as it builds a common understanding to the key words in the strategy and the HR employees do interpret them the same way.
The HR Strategy takes many rounds of discussions to evolve, but the result can be amazing and when the HR Management Team does not allow the HR Strategy story to disappear, the investment returns quickly.