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Agile HR Manifesto

agile hr manifesto

Agile HR Manifesto

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We are uncovering better ways of developing an engaging workplace culture by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value: 

1. Collaborative networks over hierarchical structures 
2. Transparency over secrecy
3. Adaptability over prescriptiveness 
4. Inspiration and engagement over management and retention
5. Intrinsic motivation over extrinsic rewards
6. Ambition over obligation

That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.


Principles behind the Agile HR Manifesto 

We follow these principles:

Support people to engage, grow, and be happy in their workplace.

​Encourage people to welcome change and adapt when needed.

Help to build and support networks of empowered, self-organising and collaborative teams.

Nourish and support the people’s and team’s motivation and capabilities, help them build the environment they need, and trust them to get the job done.

Facilitate and nurture personal growth, to harness employee’s different strengths and talents.

Authors of the HR Manifesto

Carles Almagro
Ana Anastasijevic Vuletic
Josh Bersin
Willemijn Boskma
Klaus Bucka-Lassen
Amy C. Edmondson
Stew Friedman
Bob Gower
Riina Hellström
​Rickard Jones
Sandeep Joshi
Radoslaw Lont
Marjaana Murtomaa
Chris Nikitas
Simon Paynter
Hugo Pibernat
Adam Polczyk
Jussi Hölttä
David Rock
Sergey Rogachev
Marti Serra
Dan Sloan
Pia-Maria Thóren
Dov Tsal
Manfred van Veghel
Hannes Velt
Dariusz Wylon

For Education Purposes Only, Please refer to for a complete list of language versions and signatories.

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