Dear HR , Training and Learning & Development Heads,
Over the weekend I was indulged in my book to understand the principles of Sun Tzu for TLMM. I came aross a section for the HR Departments.
Here is a snap shot of what I read. Hope you can learn & apply back for your People.
Surviving in Times of Crisis
· Is it the end? Life will still go..it has to.
· The Chinese word for ‘crisis’ is made up of two characters, ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’.
· Throughout this book, the message is very clear and consistent: urging you to be visionary, virtuous and caring towards your employees, customers, suppliers, etc.
HRM: Today and in The Future
· One, who foresees victory before a battle, will most probably win.
· One, who predicts not much of a chance of winning before the fight, will most probably not win.
· Some companies, they are serious enough to include HR managers in their top management team.
· Some HR manager has even made it to the board of directors.
· HR manager no longer regarded as the company’s welfare officer or ‘clean-up-the-mess’ boy.
· The modern-day HR manager is expected to be much more open-minded and strategic in his thinking.
· To be effective in his job, he must have excellent human skills, e.g. interpersonal relationships and communications.
· Today’s HR managers cannot divorced from the reality of coexistence.
· In this respect, a HR manager can learn much from Sun Tzu who observes.
· If you have a really good HR manager, he can save a lot of money for your corporation, often from the reduction of indirect costs.
The Moral Law
· In time crisis, the mission statement often serves as an ‘anchor’ to provide strategic direction for the company.
· Total accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him in life and death without fear for their lives and undaunted by any peril.
· We are responsible to our employees- Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints.
· Here, be prepared to work hard to achieve our goals… if anyone is willing to chip in for the company, then I’m afraid he is not for us.
· It could be a most powerful weapon to harness the potential of your people and bring focus to the desired direction.
Until our next learning, lets SERVE people today.