|Managers constantly say:
- “It is outside my control!”
- “I can’t do anything about it.”
- “The people at the top say we have to do it this way.”
A decision was being made that would negatively affect a couple of our offices:
- There was a lot of talk and some LOW LEVEL HYSTERIA
- Some said that it would “CRIPPLE” some of the offices
- Some comments were OVER THE TOP.
- It certainly NOT GOING TO HELP those offices.
After the final decision was officially announced:
- I spoke to ONE OF THE MANAGERS of the negatively affected offices
- He was rather quiet, not upset, but you could HEAR THE GEARS TURNING
- He was trying to figure out how to MINIMIZE THE EFFECT of the decision
- Without VIOLATING the decision.
We both saw that as his job!
HR is NOT known for its’ ability to figure out creative business solutions.
I DON'T HEAR THE GEARS TURNING in HR people like I wished I did
Be creative, run the numbers, visualize the strategy, demand results
- Turnover is awful
- The organization does not know how to recruit
- Paying a ton of money for bloated employee benefits and
- Engagement is non-existent.
Is it outside of your control? Or are you going to figure out how to influence it?