Mistake #3: Having a robust Corporate HR group with minimal (if any) Line HR support.

In business, there is never one “right” way to organize your people, your work, or your processes. Much of how you organize depends on your size, your business cycles, your industry, and your expected growth. And what may work for you in one year may not be optimal the next.

Good leaders will experiment with different organizational structures to see how they can maximize the talents of their employees. This results in a dual win, of sorts. The business wins because it has harnessed the full talents of its people. The employees win because everyone likes to be in a role where they can fully utilize their smarts, talents, and capabilities. With that said, there are some basic guidelines for how to organize your HR organizational structure to help you reap the benefits of having HR as a true strategic partner.

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