Monday, June 11, 2007
On the Same Page
The Offspring's dance recital was this Saturday. I love this picture because it is an example of many companies--everyone is supposed to be doing the same thing, but no one is. Sure, they are all wearing the same costume and on the same stage, but none of them are doing precisely what their manager--umm, dance instructor--is telling them to do.
How is your business functioning? Is the instruction from your leadership clear? Are you all on the same page?
They are 3 and 4. What is your excuse?
I bet it is a lack of communication. HR tends to be the ones responsible for making policies and procedures known to the employees. Are your stated procedures the "real" way things happen or do the rules state one thing and in practice it's another?
If they differ, why? Is it because official channels require a ton of paperwork and signatures and so people do things without asking. Is it easier to obtain forgiveness than permission? Why is that?
It should not be that way. Get your management in line and get them to either enforce a policy or eliminate it. It's cute to have everyone doing something different when you are 3. It's not so cute for your shareholders.
Posted by Evil HR Lady at 10:52 PM