May 2, 2003
And more on the same topic of 'self-esteem' enhancement:
I don't think it is making 'things more complicated'...self-
confidence, self-esteem are factors of how a person views
oneself...linked very strongly to one's self-identity and these
areas are not simplistic to deal with broad brush stokes...in fact,
it's our search for simplistic solutions that leads to the rash of
self-help and motivational gurus...
...if only life and work were so simple...!
Or here is a different set of assumptions (am pulling them out of a
hat...no aspersions cast on anyone !):
Company A makes its people work in difficult circumstances, with
difficult targets and minimal development, with the threat of a job
loss whenever a person misses the monthly or quarterly target...and
when an employee is not able to cope and misses those targets...then
the supervisor turns around and blame the employee's 'self-esteem'
in the performance appraisal ...very convenient for an organization
to wash its hands off any responsibility and pass the buck on to the
person's percieved lack of self-esteem/self-confidence/whatever
...and HR lands itself with a Training Needs Analysis
of "Increasing Self Esteem" trying to figure out which trainer can
help the person develop self-esteem and therefore perform...
HR Issues Social Media Organization Development consulting career management business blogging recruiting strategy talent learning innovation leadership management Organizations 2.0 HR2.0 Knowledge Management Social Business networking training talent work skills employment branding Enterprise social software Human resources Social Networking india marketing Enterprise 2.0 business books Employment news Twitter future Business Online Communities communication Social network jobs Facebook personal branding HR professionals network Strategic management Interview Job Search LinkedIn Talent management Community Community Management Recruitment personal the imagence partners Competencies Employee engagement Social Enterprise collaboration Education and Training entrepreneurship salaries Social web Virtual community youth Employee Relations socialmedia lifestreaming coaching Human resource management Knowledge base Sexual harassment Trial and error satyam