My local churches have come through again. One of them has a sermon posted for this weekend titled Get off the Bench. It made me think for a moment about how that would apply to HR. When you think about it that is where HR is today. We are on that bench.
Setting Goals is like using a cookbook to figure out what to have for dinner. You have some idea of how many people you will feed, along with the likes and dislikes of that audience. You may even know what the main ingredients need to be, since you have inventoried your pantry (e.g., assets).
“Lions led by Donkeys” was an expression commonly used during the WW1 period to describe the brave soldiers (lions) led to their death (hundreds of thousands) by inept Generals with little regard for the lives of soldiers under their command. They were simply “machine gun” fodder - an example of the disregard by leadership for “little” people.
Last week I wrote about growing HR into something big, and how Big Data can play a key role in helping you become a more valuable partner to your organization by engaging in data-driven decision making.