Human Resources Canvas

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Human Resources Canvas

Human Resources Canvas


Mindmap the human resources your business needs.

Every business plan needs people. People can be working on a strategic or operational level (or both) and be part of the internal or external workforce (partners). Map the people you need to make your plan a success alongside categories based on methods like the business model canvas.


The Human Resources Canvas helps visualize the human resources needed to execute your business model. The 9 building blocks from the Business Model Canvas are translated into common business departments. Plot experts in a strategical or operational role or mindmap partners to create a team that is capable to execute your business model.

  1. Mindmap your team onto the canvas and allocate every expert or partner properly using the columns by strengths and expertise.
  2. Identify the gaps and crowded areas. Determine if these are potential problems. Take notes.
  3. Reorganize the team in order to solve the 'gaps'. Create a well-balanced team that fits your business model. Try to keep every expert inside their comfort zone by staying close to their strengths and expertise.
  4. Gaps that can't be filled can mean (1) a vacancy or (2) a potential partnership is needed or (3) a change of plans/strategy.

If you prefer to use your own department names, feel free to put cards on top of the labels, or take a look at the Key Resources Canvas for more freedom and customization.

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How may I use this canvas?

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This canvas is a supplement to the Business Model Canvas from Business Model Generation.

Copy-paste the HTML code to your website. This will embed the document as an interactive player similar to how YouTube videos are embedded everywhere on the web.

TIP: You can change the width and height attributes to best fit the website in which the document will be embedded.

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