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.
In life, if you can’t win, change the rules.
There are two lessons that are relevant to life that have really struck me:
Siri wasn’t created by Apple.
How often are you getting out of the weeds to look at your business? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? Yearly?
I was spending time with a friend recently who has built a huge multi-national business. We were talking about life and business, and then we got on to health and he said something very interesting…
This week I attended Peter Diamandis’ technology event, Abundance 360.
As 2017 draws to a close, 2018 offers up unlimited opportunity for each of us.
When it comes to your business, what’s more important, revenue or profit?
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.