In an article that I recently read, a professor from the
Harvard Business School (HBS) stated that the motto of HBS
was, “Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste.”
What a great motto! Anyone who has ever tried to initiate
change knows that the change process always goes smoother
if the organization can focus on beating a common enemy.
And what better enemy can we have than the current
HR CONTRARIAN POINTER: If you ever wanted to make
significant changes in your organization, now is the time
to do it. The economy has grabbed everyone’s attention.
And with everyone finally paying attention, you have the
opportunity to implement changes to:
– Ensure organizational survival.
– Get a jumpstart on the recovery.
– Prepare for the end of the recession.
– Create a stronger positioning in the market.
– And whatever else you want to achieve.
I do offer one big caveat! If you want your employees on
your side during a major change, they have to trust you.
I define trust as having the other person’s best interest
If your employees believe that you have their best
interest at heart, they will back you 100%. There is no
better way of gaining the trust of your employees than
having a well thought out Employment Branding Program.
For an overview of the Employment Branding Program that I
recommend, check out my Philosophy of Business at