A Serenity Prayer Secret – Don’t Stress about Systems
Why when your HR systems stress you, there is a solution
Serenity and systems work too often present something of an oxymoron to self in HR or other ‘people’ functions. If things do feel that way, then this article is for you.
For many who have not grown up through a technology-based career, working with people technology projects starts out fraught with impossibilities, impenetrability and stress. Much of that sense of stress comes from a feeling of disempowerment – we’re at the mercy of both the tech itself and the professionals operating dark arts around it.
Here I use a secular version of the well-known Serenity Prayer, explained and translated into technology project context, to convince you that with acceptance, courage and wisdom, serenity and your HR systems project are compatible colleagues at your desk.
Download the full article here: The Serenity Prayer – Kate Wadia
About the Author: Kate Wadia
Kate’s passion at work is for bridging the gap between technology and people at work, translating for HR professionals the language of HR systems and making meaningful their potential. She believes that success with people technology is through people and that people are the differentiator. Using simple techniques drawn from HR experience, project management, business psychology and analogy with everyday life, Kate presents and explains how to work well with technology and technology projects in an HR leadership role. With a background in contrasting private and public sector HR management, Kate developed her thinking in seeking for herself to understand her first HR systems project-work. Kate is currently the Managing Director of Phase 3 Consulting, offering an independent take on the HR systems market in the UK, through a network of experts and a talented, growing internal team. Kate’s guiding principle is that openness offers knowledge-sharing, credibility and trust. Incorrigibly enthusiastic and up absurdly early for a working morning, she swears that she only drinks three good coffees a day, but nobody believes her! Kate also writes as an HR Zone columnist.