You’re following the performance process line by line. Letter. Meeting. Documented outcome. Supports. Repeat. So why does the whole thing feel like a pile of poo?
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?
You’ve planned and prepared and now you’re having your difficult conversation. You’re calm, collected, ready. Then bam! Tears. Defcon 9 there are tears! Abort! Abort!
I’ve had a lot of difficult discussions over my career. I’ve taken people’s employment away. I’ve sent them to the doctor because the medical we asked them to undertake identified a serious condition. I’ve had a lot of discussions where an individual’s perception of their performance was quite different to their manager’s.