Implementing a strategic workforce planning process represents a major change at all levels of an organization and can be fraught with traps and pitfalls. In this Executive Interview, Dan L. Ward, Senior Principal and Leader for Strategic Workforce Planning at MITRE Corporation, discusses these challenges and how to counter and overcome them through a variety of tactics.
Key insights include:
- Ward’s response to the fallacy that workforce planning is pointless in today’s constantly shifting landscape
- Why HR must build support for initiatives at all levels of the organization rather than focusing only on the executive suite
- The power of storytelling and anecdotes to increase the impact of data analysis