An Influential Seat at the Table

In today’s rapidly changing business world, it is more important than ever for HR to have a seat at the table. But what does this mean, and why is it so crucial? 

Essentially, having a seat at the table means that HR professionals are viewed as strategic partners in the organization, with a valuable perspective and a crucial voice in decision-making processes.

From Support to Front Row

Historically, HR has been seen as a support function, with little involvement in key decisions. However, this view is changing, and HR is increasingly being recognized as a critical contributor to the success and growth of an organization.

HR professionals have a unique perspective on the needs and challenges of an organization’s human capital, and can provide valuable insights into issues like employee engagement, retention, and development.

But how much influence does HR actually have in your organization? How often are decisions made with virtually no input from HR?

HR should never be on the outside looking in when it comes to decision-making.

But that can only happen when HR makes value creation a top priority – not only on HR’s agenda, but also the overall business agenda.

Elevating HR’s Influence

I’ve previously written about the specific strategies to elevate HR within organizations and, quite honestly, they should be distributed to everyone on your team. 

HR professionals are uniquely positioned to help organizations navigate the rapidly changing landscape of work. With new technologies, changing demographics, and a shifting economy, businesses need to be nimble and responsive to stay competitive. 

Though HR professionals can help organizations adapt to these shifts, you don’t always have the platform. 

Are you ready to change that? An Influential Seat at the Table I’ll show you how in the latest episode of my podcast. Listen to ‘Influence Essentials for HR: Elevate Your Value’ now.


She’s a woman on a mission, prepped and ready to help you create resilient leaders and a workplace that is poised to succeed. Having weathered her fair share of corporate and career crises of all sizes, Vivian Blade MBA, MBB, PMP, is a global leadership expert and thought leader who equips leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds.

Vivian empowers leaders and organizations as a frequent keynote speaker for association conferences and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching and consulting for corporations.

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