Any learning journey is exciting to begin with as one visualizes the end state of accomplishment. This was no different as SHRM SCP was a prestigious certification and the curiosity was also about the kind of learning. The length of experience as an HR professional led me to believe that the journey would be a walk in the park. The journey began with the books being delivered with a good 4 months to go before the exam. Given my “over” confidence, the tendency was to postpone starting preparations.
The very thought of working in HR function is exciting. It provides you with an opportunity for being a growth enabler for your fellow workers. An HR professional who has credible certification/degree is looked upon in more favourable light and thought to be more reliable. HR is a domain where knowledge and experience go hand in hand.
The office was a place people went to work. The mobile drove the physical workplace into the cloud. The pandemic drove talent discovery into the cloud before blowing up the office. The workplace needs new design principles. The Metaverse could be a starting point to build the new norms.
We dread learning because it is messy. We feel inadequate and stupid. We are embarrassed about how long it is taking us to learn a skill. This wobbling is a sign that you are getting better at the skill. This wobbling is your SUPERPOWER.
Most startup founders worry about product-market fit and ignore the biggest challenge to create a business. Talent! Why is it so hard to hire right? It is because there are too many moving parts. Mistakes are inevitable because we do not understand how to overcome the barriers.