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.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.