De la formation à la transformation

Depuis quelques années, l’univers du travail (en ce compris la galaxie des ressources humaines) s’enflamme autour de la révolution que représente l’essor du digital et tente d’anticiper les conséquences que cette modification de paradigme aura dans les différents secteurs professionnels. On suppose l’émergence de nouveaux métiers, la disparition d’un grand nombre d’autres et l’évolution générale des fonctions associées aux « emplois du futur ». C’est donc tout naturellement que le monde de la formation a décidé d’en faire son cheval de bataille principal tant au niveau des thématiques proposées que des modalités de formation qui tendent à se digitaliser année après année.

Un aspect de la question que les entreprises ont néanmoins des difficultés à envisager est celle de la place de leurs ressources humaines actuelles dans les nouveaux modes de fonctionnement mis en place.

Developing your staff in times of budget restrictions

Many managers are at a loss when asked to develop their people in times of budget restrictions, freezes, when they have little control over promotions, training budgets, let alone bonuses for a work well done. How can you talk about development with a performing employee, when there is limited perspective of advancement?

Too often, the performance evaluations of employees focus on WHAT has been done the past year, on whether or not they have met the set annual objectives. Little attention, if any, is paid on HOW objectives were met. Did the person work in an isolated manner or avoided collaborating with others? Did the employee work 80 hours a week to meet objectives? Did the manager abuse his/her staff? etc…. That aspect of work is rarely discussed, and on paper that information is often non-existent.

The reality is most people are effective. They deliver and meet expectations. The sales are up, the numbers are good and if they are not, it is often due to external factors that are not under the control of the individual employees (ex: the crisis).

Did you know? Gallup’s 12 elements of great managing

To identify the elements of staff engagement, the international consultancy Gallup conducted, more than 15 years ago, thousands of interviews in all kinds of organisations, at all levels, in most industries and in many countries. These 12 statements – the Gallup Q12 – emerged from the research as those that best predict employee and work group performance. These statements indicate what staff finds most important for them:

I know what is expected of me at work

I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job right

At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day