Time to Change

May 15, 2013

By Jay Hargis


HR has a unique opportunity to be the change we want to see in our organizations. When we say “oh, we can’t do that” or “did you fill out the form and route it through six layers of approval” we know we have change indicator. As we become more and more strategic and less and less tactical we must step back and see the wider picture. That wider picture includes a true business analysis of where we are today and where we need to go.

  • We must RECOGNIZE the need to change.
  • We must DEVELOP the plan to change
  • We must EXECUTE the plan

It sounds so simple. Especially when you see it in sound-bite form. But it is really really really hard to do. I recently read that CEOs spend almost 20% of each day making sure that the changes they have implemented are actually happening. If the CEO is spending 20%, I’m guessing we need to spend at least double that. Coaching, mentoring, and being the champion of the change. It is exhausting. It is lonely. But, trust yourself. Trust (but inspect) your team. Trust in the change.It will be worth it in the end.

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