Southern Blue is redefining Human Resources (HR). Our mission is to end the old, traditional and transactional methods of HR and co-create modern, human centric, Agile People Operations directly with our clients. We blend an extensive background in everything that was human resources, with organisational development, leadership, tech and people development, and then mix in innovative Agile practices, to offer a truly unique and transformative approach.
What is AgileHR?
As digitalisation drives an ever increasing need for speed and agility, the world of work is shifting.
Business now demands an intimate customer relationship. Knowledge is becoming less tangible and organisational boundaries more fluid. Increasingly, we get work done through networks of collaboration rather than organisational hierarchy. Talent is multi-generational, diverse, perhaps even transient, and constantly demands open dialogue, individualised feedback, and a good values-fit.
AgileHR transforms the fundamental principles of Human Resources (HR) to into People Operations leading Agile, digital and networked organisations. It aims to build a shared value between the customer, business and people by embracing:
A mindset, that applies the Agile values, normally associated with ‘Tech', to People Operations
A deliberate move away from HR ‘best practice’ and blueprinting one-size-fits-all solutions
User experimentation to validate what works and what doesn’t
Agile work practices, like Scrum and Kanban, to get things done
Design principles to develop human centric people practices and solutions
Evidence-based decision making, that uses data and insight to drive each iteration
What We Do
Agile for HR
Coaching HR leaders and teams in how to revolutionise results, transform their People Operations and re-design their employee experience by embracing Agile mindset and methodology.
Choose to simply start with a HR hackathon or deep dive into a full evolution of your HR operating model.
HR for Agile
Co-create the people centric solutions demanded by Agile, digital and networked organisations directly through AgileHR techniques, user experimentation, systems design and evidence-based practices.
We cover everything from Performance, Talent, Leadership, Recruitment, Reward, Employee Experience and Learning and Development.
Agile Talent, Leadership, Learning & Development
Equip your people and leaders with the skills of the future through an Agile approach to learning and careers.
Facilitation & Speaking
High energy and fun, we regularly talk on AgileHR and deliver future of work strategy sessions.
Agile Organisational Development & Transformation
Guiding leaders and teams through organisational wide Agile transformation to build a culture of self-organisation, team collaboration, continuous development, experimentation, customer love and workplace fun.
AgileHR Upcoming and Past Events
Meet Natal Dank
#AgileHR pioneer #Futureofwork strategist
My passion is helping leaders, organisations and brands build awesome places to work, where talented people want to be.
I’ve worked with organisations both great and small to embrace the Agile mindset, redefine their culture and co-create healthy, happy and financially successful working environments.
I combine my extensive background in human resources and organisational development, with Agile methodology and practices, to offer a genuinely new and innovative approach to designing great employee experiences.
In 2016 I founded the #AgileHR Meetup community and host regular events in the UK and Europe, and now even Australia! As one of the first to deliver AgileHR training and coaching, I recently co-founded the AgileHR Community with the aim of establishing a global learning network and community of practice in AgileHR and set the new standard in HR professional skills and certified training.
The more I witness the energy AgileHR ignites, the more convinced I become of its restorative power, not just for the HR profession but for the future of work.
- Masters in Adult Education, Organisational and Workplace Learning
- Honours in Economics Social Science
- Certified by the CIPD and the British Psychological Society
- Qualified in Myers Briggs, DiSC and Human Synergistcis (LSI and GSI)
- Certified Scrum Master