Jun 3, 2005
I had hinted in this post, so here goes. The news is formal now.
I am moving out of my specialist function of Training, Learning & OD.
I am also moving cities.
So where am I headed.
Still with the same employer, but in a new role as a HR generalist in Hyderabad.
Kinda feels like stepping off a cliff, you don't know whether the ground you land on will be rocky or welcoming.
In the spirit of learning new skills (MS Excel not being the least of them!) I am enjoying the feeling. Sometimes when faced with a new situation, we can choose to react to it in two ways. The awe-struck wonder of the child and respond to it with enthusiasm. Or, we could react to it with the fear of deer-in-the-headlights and react to flee from it.
Of course, the fact that I drove this change myself is helping me react a lot positively. And the hope is that it will help develop my counseling and consulting skills further. In the long run, helping me become a better coach. As this website said:
If you find that you get bored doing the same thing twice, then the generalist role might be more suited to you. As a generalist, you are required to wear many different hats. One minute you may find yourself negotiating the employee benefit package for your company and the next you could be conducting a training program for your line managers. Generalists tend to get their hands into everything.
(yep, that sounds like me :-)) And this doesn't hurt either:
Generalists tend to be a bit more isolated from the effects of a downturn. In a downturn, generalists often pick up more of the responsibilities of downsized specialists. It is easier to teach a generalist the daily workings of a few HR specialties than it is to teach a specialist all of the other facets of HR.
Oh by the way, check this blog on Business Coaching and Consulting.
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