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I have encountered numerous HR professionals recently musing about the difficulty of doing their profession in an organization that could care less.
They read, they discuss where HR is headed, but in their current space, it is light years away from where it should be.
They want more, they dream of more, but they get no more.
After one blog post of mine, someone wrote to me about the frustration she faces. After years of toiling in the transactional nature of her job, it is at a point that she wants to pull her hair out.
When we see the writing on the wall
Her dream and focus is on how HR could really help the business, whether it is in talent management, strategic workforce planning, or tying the HR to the larger organizational goals. However, her manager loves the transactional aspects and does not want to touch the strategic aspects.
Posted by Ron Thomas at 1:35 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
“She said that she remembered me from my last job. I remembered her but did not think she even knew who I was since she was very senior to me.”
As I listened to this conversation the other day, it just confirmed what I always tell everyone. It’s this: someone is always watching your work. By watching, they are creating a vision for you and the brand of you — how you work, what you deliver, your attitude, and the list go on.
Regardless of how you feel about your work, even if you know you are no longer going to be there, always do top-notch work.
We all grow in different directions
As our career expands, you notice that people you worked with over the years have expanded their roles into other companies like tentacles.
Your cube mate today could someday become VP at another firm. Your prior manager could now be heading up a great project at another strong brand. The goofy guy down the hall could be heading a startup.
Posted by Ron Thomas at 6:33 AM