When People Strategy Drives Business Strategy

Felix Barber Ulrich Villis

People strategy was once the art of creating a work force to execute an already defined business strategy. That is no longer true. Asian outsourcing, for example, raises thorny people strategy questions. Are the skills available in the lowest-cost site, or is it worth paying more for better-trained engineers and a developed infrastructure? How do you create a common culture? The authors have developed a framework for elevating the role of people strategy within the organization.