People Generally See What They Look For and Hear What They Listen For

November 2, 2015


To Kill a Mockingbird Meme

This past July marked 55 years since the release of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The editorial team at Lippincott warned Author, Harper Lee, that she would probably sell only several thousand copies, however, that could not have been further from the truth. “To Kill a Mockingbird” covers many themes and touches on many subjects and it is one of the most prolific literary works of our time. This quote in particular says a lot, and by taking a closer look at it, we can learn a lot professionally.

We tend to go through life pretty quickly, and in a routine. Throughout the course of a day, we look for the answers and we listen to what people say. However, do we REALLY listen to everything during a Monday morning meeting? Do we REALLY read everything that comes across our inbox? The simple answer is no. It is impossible to remember everything a person says throughout the course of a day along with remembering everything we see. But what if we took a different approach to the way we see and listen to things? Could we be more successful in the work place? That answer is yes.

For example, your company is making a decision to buy a new Human Capital Management (HCM) system of some kind and getting ready to implement it. Whether it is core HR, payroll, benefits, talent management or something else, you know you need your stakeholders on board with the change along with your colleagues, bosses, etc. Some of these people you interact daily with and some you don’t, but in order to have a successful project, you all need to be on the same page. This can be a task in itself. This is where HRchitect can step in and help you listen for things that you may be missing and help you see things you may be glazing over by habit.

HRchitect can help by identifying the “must haves” versus the “nice to haves” in a new system or dividing an implementation project into phases to make it easier to manage. We can offer a unique vendor neutral perspective to a company looking at selecting a new or replacement system, and highly skilled individuals in most major systems who can help with optimizing a current system, implementing a new system or needing post implementation help. HRchitect can ensure your project is successful by seeing things you aren’t looking for and hearing the things you aren’t listening to.