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Leadership Development Module 4, Chapter 5: Using the Alliance Between IT and HR Leaders

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300777

Analyst(s): Lily Mok


IT leaders who form an alliance with HR leaders are better able to build a compelling workplace and have an engaged workforce.

Table Of Contents


  • People Strategy Is Key to the Success of IT Strategy
    • The People Strategy Must Align With the IT Strategy
    • A Successful People Strategy Demands Shared Responsibilities
  • Transforming HR to Play a Strategic Partner Role
    • Sponsor the HR Business Partner Role for IT
    • Define the Partner Role to Match Strategic and Operational Needs
    • Identify HR Partner Competencies Critical to Drive Change in IT Workforce Management
  • Set Expectations That Will Enable IT to Use HR Effectively
    • Communicate to HR the Changing Expectations
    • Select the Right Partnering Structure for Success
  • Conclusion

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