Are You “Fixin’ to Get Ready” Yet?
is still a lot being said and written about Web 2.0 being used in HR. I
noticed that this year’s HR Technology Conference has a complete track devoted to
the topic of Social Media and Innovation which relies heavily on Web 2.0. The
complete agenda for this industry-leading conference is available here:
often what is talked about is very slow to be put into action in the HR service delivery
world. For example, the Towers Watson
survey that I referred to in my last blog, asked 400+ respondents to indicate their
top three reservations toward adopting Web 2.0 tools. The
top two responses by a wide amount were:
We are too busy right now to explore or consider this yet
We’re interested, but it’s not a priority right now
of this points to an attitude of avoiding the issue by not deciding how important
Web 2.0 might be to the organization. I’m
not saying Web 2.0 is right for all organizations now. But
rather I’m advocating that it is good time to devote some effort to decide a position
that is right for the organization. Careful
thought now might help a team to not overlook an opportunity that can help support
the vision for the organization.
Godin’s recent blog ( http://tinyurl.com/26pdnlo )
speaks to the notion of never being absolutely sure about a decision. Seth
calls it “It’s (always) too soon to know for sure.” His instructive thoughts
are worth considering if you are “fixin’ to get ready” to decide about leveraging
Web 2.0 in your organization.
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