If you haven’t already noticed, the term “People Operations” or “PeopleOps” or simply “POPS” is taking off.

But what is it?

With some sort of relief, we’re pleased to say this ISN’T yet another COVID-19 workplace change. People Operations as a term can trace its origin back to Google, circa 2006. At the time the tech giant, along with Laszlo Bock, infamously departed from calling their human resources department “HR” and moved towards the more erudite: “People Operations.”

The catchy PeopleOps and POPS monikers mimic similar evolutions in other departments. Marketing Operations and MOPS. Sales Operations and SOPS.

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