Friday, January 13, 2012

Bite your own tail

Often heard that organization is greater. Employees are replaceable.

Sometimes, heard my superiors say, "Set up processes. If you leave, the organization should not suffer. Organization should not be person-dependent."

Incredible! Effectively what the above means is that a person should create processes so that the organization can run without the very person who is creating processes. Why would an employee do so? To an extent, it is almost demeaning and dehumanizing.

Doesn't mean there shouldn't be processes. But the refrain should be used to drive the organization to higher levels of performance and effectiveness. To make things easily discernible and understandable.

Besides, even if every person is replaced with processes, there have to be at least those people who trigger the processes to unfold everyday.