A core theme in our readings this week is the importance of a close relationship between HR and the operation of the business. In Powerful, McCord emphasizes that every single employee has to understand the business. What processes does your organization have in place to support communication between HR and business-unit leadership in the areas of succession planning and strategy? Explain how these are implemented and what is and is not working well. What steps can companies that do not have such processes in place take to ensure strong alignment between the HR function and the Mission, Values, and Strategy of the business? Include specific references to this week's materials and/or additional sources to support your response. https://www.rbl.net/insights/articles/how-to-implement-strategic-hr-business-partner-role/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/06/19/13-essential-hr-tactics-to-improve-strategic-management-planning/?sh=5b3525bb4a38 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/the-coronavirus-is-elevating-the-role-of-hr-chiefs-in-the-c-suite.html I work for the IRS so please include.