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A role that can be adopted by a manager who is primarily responsible for personnel/human resources. Changemakers are focused on the broader business objectives and concern themselves with ways that the management of human resources can contribute to achieving these objectives. They are interventionary in the sense that their main concern is with devising policies and processes that integrate day-to-day personnel issues with all other aspects of the business. This includes the devolution of people management to line managers. The term ‘changemaker’ was coined by management theorist, John Storey, to describe one of four potential styles of managing human resources (the others being adviser, handmaiden, and regulator).

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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