People strategy

Building resilient and adaptable people strategies for the future of work

In a rapidly changing environment - driven by demographic and technological global megatrends - organisations are shifting their approach to business strategy from reactive, deterministic approaches, to proactive directional strategies that build on the capability within the organisation. A clear, measurable and executable people strategy is quickly becoming a key differentiator in this fast paced digital age. The shift requires a rethink of people strategies to deliver on strategic intent – and improved alignment of the internal capabilities and people infrastructure to achieve competitive advantage and deliver on the challenges that the next decade will bring.

"Today’s new dynamic environment requires original decisions that have never been made before."

Carol Stubbings, Global People and Organisation Leader

Do your current people strategy and plans need rethinking and realignment as business strategies adapt to the digital age and business innovation outpaces talent innovation? And do you understand the significant talent and skills challenges as you adapt to new ways of working in a world where flexibility and agility are keys to success?

How we can help

We help clients make the connection between their business strategy and the people activities needed to deliver it, ensuring agility - for today’s business needs and those of tomorrow - through a framework that maps strategy into all of the aspects of the employee lifecycle. We use a four stage approach to help you create value through your people:

Diagnose

We help you understand your organisation, people, culture and leadership. We break down business strategy to understand people implications and we use diagnostic tools to assess the current people and organisational landscape and required capabilities to identify value and constraints.
 

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Strategy development

We help you map the workforce lifecycle and build an engagement story to bring the strategy to life. We help you develop your people strategy to account for the changing talent mix in today’s business and work with you on scenario planning to consider the impact of multiple and evolving visions of the future.

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Align, build and execute

We help you implement the supporting infrastructure and align downstream strategies and capabilities. We put in place the structure to ensure the business remains aligned and the organisation is engaged with the people strategy development agreed activities.
 

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Measurement and agility

We help you create analytics and insights for continuous improvement. Ongoing measurement and dashboard reporting to leadership using the latest strategic people analytics approach, real-time data where possible and perception feedback from the workforce on effectiveness and engagement.
 

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Contact us

Bhushan Sethi

Partner, Joint Global Leader, People & Organisation, PwC United States

Tel: +1 (917) 863 9369

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