Can’t sell your ideas to the management?
Foot in the door – by novishari
You have been with your company for quite a few years. You believe you can see the issues clearly. And you – being an experienced HR professional – have a pretty good idea how to overcome these issues. So you develop a concept, a great one at that. If the company were to implement your new system in the way you propose, it would have a huge positive impact on the company.
You present your proposal to the management. You tell them all your arguments and…
They just don’t get it. In spite of all the evidence in front of them, they still say no.
This is so frustrating. You do everything in your power to get things moving in this company, but the management is so unsupportive of any new HR initiatives.
Does this story strike a chord with you?
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Quiet disagreeement at a team meeting
At the Monday morning meeting there is a loud, energetic discussion about the new plan. However, Sally, one of your most talented colleagues, is quietly sitting there. She has quite a few doubts about the feasibility of the plan itself. She doesn’t really believe in the whole thing. But she doesn’t say anything. “It’s just not worth speaking up,” Sally might say to herself.
Tom, in the other corner of the room, has very similar thoughts. Yet he doesn’t really feel like contradicting the others. Taking the role of the annoying person who slows down a discussion that seems to be going so smoothly – well, it is not very appealing to him. So Tom just sits there quietly, waiting for the meeting to finish.
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