I’m bored of people telling us we don’t need policies.
I’m bored of people telling us we need to be on SoMe.
I’m bored of the “humanisation” of HR
And I’m bored of the endless frigging debates about performance reviews.
I’m bored of HR people being boring.
Sure, we’ve nudged on slightly over the last five years. The debates became more thoughtful, more challenging, more creative.
Then they became more boring.
Because we’re still talking about the same things we were back then.
Do you need policies? Probably. Do you need a debate about it? Probably not.
Do you need to be on SoMe? No. Do you need to write another “book” about it? God no.
Does HR need to be more human? Yes. Do you need to shut up talking about it and do it? Yes.
Is this the end of the performance review? No
There we go. We’re all done.
So how about we move on and talk about some of the things that really matter?
Increasing alienation in a fragmented society.
Technology permanently disfiguring the labour market.
Our socio-economic, demographic time bomb.
The collapse of the global education system.
And of course, the impact of Christmas jumpers on the global sheep farming market…..
Actually, how about each one of us talks about something different? How about me have a million, a billion different ideas – a cacophony of thoughts, ideas and feelings?
Agree, disagree, argue, challenge and dissent. But think. Think free, think true and don’t listen to the nonsense that I and other “voices” in the space proffer. We need more thought, less consensus and much, much less blogging.
What we do is important, what we can achieve is transformational, yet at the moment, all we talk about is the past.