The power of design

Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.

In a workshop they were running I realised that they were making a fundamental flaw; they were creating job descriptions individually and without a master plan.

I stopped work on the JDs and we started work on the organisational plan whilst considering Major Areas of Responsibility for each role.

The power of the master design is that we can:

  • Ensure everything is covered

  • Create consistency across the organisation meaning that we can have a streamlined professional development program

  • Communicate how each role fits into the organisation

I am loving it.

If you don’t have a clear target in anything, STOP.

Paint the target, not generally, but in detail.

Then do what you need to move towards it.