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Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, J.D., is a widely read columnist on HR leadership for HRExecutive Online. She speaks and consults on human resource management issues and is the former president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Prior to joining SHRM, Meisinger was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as deputy undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Labor and was responsible for more than 4,000 employees and enforcement of more than 90 U.S. employment laws. 



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Articles by Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, J.D.


I recently attended a meeting of senior HR executives that was hosted by a large company headquartered outside of Boston. During the meeting, the company’s chief human resource officer shared her experience working with a new CEO who was focused on transforming the corporate culture. The company works in an industry that demands constant innovation, and the CEO is determined to enhance the organization’s capacity to innovate by reducing layers of management and making the company more nimble.

January 20, 2016