I’m not asking for much, this holiday season. My list is short.
- I don’t need a new Coach bag,
- I don’t want another pair of yoga pants,
- and there is no way I can take in another kitten.
The one thing I really want for the holidays? I want you to get your shit together.
We’ve spent much of 2008 raging against the incompetent machine of Human Resources. We have established a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to stupidity and doing things the old way. We are done with the mediocrity of a function that reports into a local VP of HR, has a dual reporting relationship with the VP of HR at the corporate headquarters, and loses all accountability for acquiring and retaining really great & talented employees.
So I wonder — what’s the one thing you’ll do differently in 2009? I’m not looking for your 2009 SMART goals and I don’t care if you enter them into the performance management system. I’m looking for action and commitment.
You are changing one thing about Human Resources in 2009, and I want you to tell me what it is!