I’ve had a great month of guests to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of The Buzz on HR! Each one brought a fresh perspective and reminder for me on why I’m so devoted to this profession and its work.
A year later, I’m in a different job and completely different role in my new organization. I am almost sick of hearing myself say how much taking on this new position has changed my perspective … but I have to keep saying it because it is my truth.
And because of my new truth, what HR is to me is a little different now … Today, for me, HR is about making sure that the organization walks its talk.
Now that I am in a more strategic role and I have direct reports whose performance and development I’m responsible and accountable for, I feel the dissonance of the seeming hypocrisy that comes when a function or department isn’t living up to the standards. Especially my own function and department because it is more of a reflection on me now than ever before in my career … And if there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s dissonance. So I’m more focused than ever on bringing accountability, balance, cooperation and integrity into the areas where I have influence.
It is no longer acceptable for me to just have things “look good” — I want them to “be good.” Sincerely and truly and deliberately good. That’s walking the talk. That’s what HR is to me … now.
In order to make sure HR walks the talk, we need to do a few things …
For the first time in a long time, I feel challenged in my work. And ironically, my challenge is to rise to the challenge of the 3 things I just mentioned. I’m excited about it — and I’m excited to share the journey and lessons with you in Year 3 of this blog.
Thank you for reading! Let’s meet these challenges together.