Many organisation’s keep decision-making tightly controlled at the top of the organisation. This seems to be based on leaders at the top believing they have a bird’s-eye view of what is happening across the organisation. The big picture. Is this really the case? Perhaps not so much.
After breakfast with the family down at Cronulla Beach the other week, I snapped a pic of one of the amazing pines. Flicking through the photos I’m reminded of Enid Blyton’s books about the Faraway Tree. A giant tree filled with lively characters and a changing magical world at the top. Made me think of […]
If you love something set it free. It’s time we let the employee life cycle go. It’s not a life cycle. It’s a HR driven construct that justifies what we do to the humans. It applies to one organisation. That’s a phase at best, not a life cycle.
So what if my workplace experience is kind of ordinary and I wanted to try something different. Where could we start? Well pack your bags. We’re going on an employee experience journey.
Year after year Gallup tells us the majority of employees are not engaged at work. Solutions are yelled from the sidelines. More surveys! Well-being! Recognition! Recruitment! Anyone else feel like we’re being a sold an array of magical cure-all diet pills that has a lot of disclaimers in the fine print?
HR can feel like purgatory. How can we serve the needs of employees when we’re paid by the employer? How can we meet the needs of the organisation when we’re an employee? The contradiction! The cognitive dissonance! “Who are we?” I yell at the sun.
The mythical beast that is culture and why it’s so darn hard to change