Would You Rehire Your Current Team of People?
I first asked this question to an audience when speaking at a conference of HR professionals. I was more surprised than expected by the very noisy response from the audience. It was as if that question was the ‘elephant in the room’! A show of hands suggested that over 60% of the audience indicated that it was questionable if their current team of senior managers would be hired again.
That is a very ‘big’ response to a very simple, and what should be an obvious, question. Not expecting the high degree of verbal honesty, I asked the same question of VP’s when speaking at an IT Conference, and the response was in the same range. This reaction led to a deeper dig on the topic. I continued to ask that question of every leader and manager I met and the reaction was the same. These responses suggest simultaneously-occurring trends that I have not experienced, to such a high degree, in my 30+ years of leadership and organization development experience.