The last few weeks our department has been going through a bit of a reorg. No, not the “people are getting pink slips” kind of reorg., the kind of proactive reorg that aligns our responsibilities as a team with the changing needs of the organization.
I guess “realignment” would have been a better word. Meh.
Anyway, I was moved from my role as an HR & Organizational Development Analyst to that of a Learning & Talent Management Specialist!
It was kind of a shock. Change is hard, especially when I’ve been in the analyst role for over 4 years now (comprising nearly all of my post graduate school career). But that’s okay, things are looking up!
On the Talent Management side I will join an amazing team. I’ve joked that I feel like NBA players must feel when they get traded to the San Antonio Spurs. They’re excited for the tremendous opportunity, but simultaneously nervous because the way they’ve done things in the past will have to change to fit in with their new (and tremendously talented) team.
My old role as an analyst gave me a lot of autonomy and discretion. When I wasn’t working on employee communications or specific projects, I was able to fill my time helping out the different areas of HR as needed. It was a tremendous opportunity for me to develop professionally and get a taste of almost everything in HR.
Going forward, my sphere will shrink a bit. I will be focused on developing our employees along with the rest of the Org. Learning team and THAT, is a tremendously exciting thing! I won’t spend as much time filling in the gaps throughout HR. Instead I will have a much more focused role that I think will allow me (and the entire team) to get great results!
I’ve written about the power of focus before, and I have to admit while I was initially nervous about this move, those nerves have given way to an excitement for the challenge ahead that I haven’t had in a long time. I think that at this stage in my career (oh no, I’m at the point in my life where my career has stages!) it’s time to specialize a bit and see where that goes!
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