HR People must Understand the Business. In order to develop and resource business leaders,
their teams, and the organizations they lead, HR practitioners must fully understand the business.
This means all aspects of the business; strategies, objectives, measures, competitors, customers,
and how all functions contribute. This takes development and experience. One can't give advice,
make recommendations or contribute with competence and credibility without this knowledge and
experience. Hence, the importance of business assignments in the line before assuming the HR
role is critical. One learns the business by working in the business and develops the external
focus and the skills...