What Keeps You Up At Night?

A handy needs assessment tool I learned years ago is to ask a client: "What keeps you up at night?" In other words, What concerns are on your mind?

A CEO I worked for used to use this as a way to start off his executive retreats. The company was growing rapidly and the two areas that "kept him up at night" were People and Systems.

I received an e-mail yeaterday from HR.com about an upcoming conference where the focus will be the "Top 5 Things that Keep HR Up at Night." They are:

1. How do I get a seat at the executive table?
2. How can I take advantage of technology to get more efficient, effective and innovative?
3. What can I do to take a dysfunctional team from unproductive to extraordinary?
4. How can I make employees excited to come to work?
5. How can I bring humanity back into HR and the rest of my organization?


Not a bad agenda.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, 08/10/06

Comments

Astha said…
I think we need to have those 5 questions up on the walls of every HR department. This goes in my notebook.

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