Ride the Groundswell
If markets are conversations, then the people who are doing the talking, the listening, and the sharing are the most important asset we have. The groundswell exists, and it is powerful—we’re part of this groundswell, and we can make the future of work - its humanization - happen right now, in lots of little ways.
The HR conversation is old and tired
We keep talking about the Human Resources function as if it were the most viable means to fixing our workplace woes. It's easy for the HR analysts, consultants, vendors, and every other third-party in the talent management space to stand in front of a room of HR pros and tell them how to be more effective at their jobs - about how to be better business people, better strategists, better influencers. And its convenient for Corporate America to keep pointing to and waiting for the Human Resources function to figure it out.
HR will not and cannot fix our workplace woes. Because institutional muscle memory and organizational paralysis from fear of being different won't let them. It's not HR's responsibility to mend the world of work and they are getting tired of being set up for failure.
Let's change that
Let’s talk about the things that human beings bring to the table at work. Let’s talk about leveraging our human attributes and making people and their whole selves the fuel that makes organizations grow and flourish. Let’s talk about unleashing our power as networked individuals. Let’s talk about making Dilbert cartoons and The Office something we can enjoy as the relics of a past industrial, mechanical age. Let’s talk about stopping work from sucking. Let’s talk about empowering ourselves and each other to make our lives - and thereby our “community” - better. Much better.
If you'd like to explore opportunities for me to speak with (not to) your group - small or large - please shoot me an eMail. I've done a bunch of this with others, and would love to do the same you.
What others are saying about what I'm saying
Your session was top-notch and provided our attendees with really great insights...and takeaways. ~ World at Work
Strong words from Charlie Judy. But you know what? He's 100% right. ~ GetApp.com
I heard wonderful comments from participants, and everyone appreciated your open and engaging style. ~ Chicago SHRM
Simply-Engineering Human Resources & Work
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