My Company Isn’t People-Focused—How Do I Make It That Way?

Our executive isn’t very “people focused.”

We don’t have big budgets for fancy offsites.

We have no real “HR” team.

If you’re in an organization where these are commonly heard – we get it. It may feel like there’s no room for improvement when it comes to developing yourself or the leaders around you.

This is why we’re on a mission to transform leaders into great people managers across a spectrum of companies – new and old, large and small.

Even if you don’t have the budget, the title, or the buy-in (yet), your job is to go rogue, responsibly.

We don’t mean be disruptive without thinking about your impact, your goals, and other people around you. And we definitely don’t mean, do everything on your own.

We mean, break the rules that need to be broken so that you can take a stand for the people in your organization and their development. And be responsible for your actions. Don’t just do something because you want to–do it because you know that it will make a difference for the people in the company and that it will positively impact the environment, their productivity, their performance, their communication, and, as a result, the entire business.

Don’t fear hearing a “no” from your boss because you know what? You might get a no. But that just means you need to ask yourself this:

What do I need to do, in order for them to be a yes?

If you know the answer to this, then go do it!

If you don’t, ask your boss this question.

Stop living in hope that one day the onboarding program you want to implement will happen. Start doing.

You might have to layout how you’re going to achieve the company vision with what you’re planning to do. That might require research. It might require a cost analysis and a proposal. It will definitely require getting out of your comfort zone.

But if you want to create a people-focused environment and no one else is taking the charge, be the one to lead it. Someone has to and we’re looking at you.

“We need you to lead us.” – Seth Godin

Matt Corker
matt@thecorkercompany.com
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