Within organizations, work and the way work is organized is rapidly changing. Driven by increasing globalization, the virtualization brought on by the internet and the need for constant innovation is increasing the pace of work and our interconnectedness. Within organizations, work and the way work is organized is rapidly changing. It requires a new look at HR practices using a strong people-orientated approach. This inaugural address puts forward some key HR challenges at various interconnected levels. It argues for a holistic focus, broadening the HR-KPIs to include employee flourishing; an organizational culture build on the principles of servant leadership, and a renewed look at HR practices with a strong link to the context outside the organization. This perspective emphasizes the creation of conditions for continuous growth and development of all people within organizations, underlining the importance of an enhanced sense of meaningfulness and social recognition.

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Keywords Human capital, Globalization, Rhineland model, Humane capitalism, Anglo-Saxon model, Aging workforce, New ways of working, Individualized compensation, Job satisfaction, Commitment, Servant Leadership
JEL Sociology of Economics (jel A14), Personnel Management (jel M12), Safety; Accidents; Industrial Health; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy (jel J28), Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility (jel J62), Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior: General (jel L20)
ISBN 978-90-5892-437-7
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/79288
Series ERIM Inaugural Address Series Research in Management
van Dierendonck, D. (2015, December 18). Building people-oriented organizations. ERIM Inaugural Address Series Research in Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79288