"Seat at the Table" isn’t a four letter word"Seat at the Table" isn’t a four letter word https://jasonlauritsen.com/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Jason Lauritsen https://jasonlauritsen.com/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
Something has been bothering me but I couldn’t lay my finger on why until this week. It has become increasingly popular for HR pundits and bloggers to skewer anyone in HR who talks about or writes about having a “seat at the table.” The argument seems to be that they are tired of hearing about it and perhaps there is no “seat” at the table to be had. They mock when someone uses it. They make people who use the phrase feel as if they’ve just uttered a profanity.
I agree with your thoughts completely. I find many HR professionals are so stuck in the Transactional silo that they can't see the forest ahead of them. Part of the service of my company is to show HR professionals the forest through the use of six sigma. Designed to show them how to measure and present the metrics that govern their place within their organization.