If you’ll forgive me, I’m continuing my reflection from my interview and paper into my blog this time….in hopes that perhaps I may spark some conversation….and maybe even add a bit to my reflection?
My own organization is itself going through a bit of change as we find ourselves learning and shaping as a result of new leadership as well as other decisions being made from even further up the chain. And so when I found myself interviewing my VP of HR for our assignment this week, I realized that I came with not only questions that fit the assignment-but could also be a fit for my own internal musings as well. And while all of the questions that I brought to the interview were either asked or answered without prompt, I marveled at how often we came back to the seemingly same theme regarding relevance despite the question asked. A theme perhaps that most would find unsettling, but one that I found provided a different feeling for my own internal struggles.
I was amazed to find myself leaving with a feeling of better clarity. As suggested, we are going through a tremendous amount of change as a facility as well as an organization when it comes to HRM, HRD, and OD functions. But I feel a bit more understanding now. With a tremendous amount of thanks owed to our class thus far for the further shaping of my changed lens, as well as for the opportunity to ask important questions that helped to open my eyes more in my own world. Knowing that my organization is truly trying to further define what these roles are and what they should mean for our organization is, in a word, a bit encouraging. And while that part may not be as clear as I’d like it to be right now, I wonder if it’s a step in the direction of helping to shape that permanent understood relevance. Perhaps the future of Organizational Development and/or Human Resources Development has only just begun?