Most of us have heard of the 80/20 Pareto Principle, which when applied to your workforce means that 80 percent of the responsibility and work are shouldered by only 20 percent of your employees. Those are today’s high performers.
I'm gonna cut to the chase.
I've observed for many years a cyclical epidemic. Managers who don't know how to manage, and who are not managing ...and who are not helped in any useful, sustainable way.
And so...it continues.
As a business owner, senior leader or HR professional, if you've experienced this on any level I want to help you diagnose why.
Most people wake up intending to do good work and to make a positive difference—not to be a barrier to success. Yet sometimes there is a gap between our intention and our impact.
Self-awareness and communication are essential for converting intention to impact, but there is more managers can learn and do to effectively coach employees and help them do great work.
Delegation is an important activity for leaders. If managers want to be successful, they must learn how to delegate effectively. Here’s the reason why: managers will never be able to move up within the organization, take an uninterrupted vacation, participate in a special project, or enjoy a day of training if they are unable to delegate. Every time they leave their office, they will be pestered, emailed, texted, and voice mailed all day long.
From the SHRM Book Blog
By Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston
The HR profession has changed significantly over the past decades as the profession has evolved from basic personnel management to a strategic business function that leads a wide range of practices and competencies. Today’s HR powers not only a service economy, but a knowledge economy, and as this knowledge economy grows, it is critical that organizations also evolve their approach to talent.
On February 14, @shrmnextchat chatted with Ben Eubanks @BenEubanks about the Building Blocks of a Great HR Function.
In case you missed this amazing chat filled with great advice from HR professionals, you can read all the tweets here.
Last year I read about a super bloom in California.
This super bloom came after years of drought, and if not for the fact that this very topic came up in conversation several times in the context of work, it would have just been one of those unique stories that got buried in a year full of them.
Great HR doesn’t happen by accident. It is a journey, a work in progress, and is always evolving. At the base of every successful HR function are the philosophical building blocks that support its work and that make up the bedrock of a great organization. A healthy HR function is an essential component of a healthy and thriving workplace.
#1. If you want to change people, change what they believe about themselves.
If people believe in you, encourage them to believe in themselves.