A “Seat at the Table” – which table do you want - Big or small?
My question is – “Which table are you talking about - big or small?”
- The big table is in the conference room with 20 chairs
- Every organizational function is represented
- Meetings are tactical and work is delegated
- All the real decisions have already been made
HR people in particular are happy to have “a seat at the table”
They think they have arrived
- The small table is in the CEOs office
- It has 3 maybe 4 chairs around it.
- It is where the CEO, COO and CFO make all the big decisions
- Strategies are mapped out, resources allocated, goals are defined
The C-Suite wants the Chief HR Officer to be there
So, what is holding HR back?
Business acumen is not a strength of HR
- Deloitte Consulting CEO survey - a 1.6 on a 4.0 scale - a solid D
- The main obstacle to HR having a seat at the small table
- Every HR professional sees themselves as an exception to the rule
They must first deal with the reality of their strengths and weaknesses
Bridging the DISCONNECT between HR and the rest of the organization
Reducing the frustration felt by both the Organization and HR
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