What a great metaphor for today’s Human Resources teams who want to add value to their organizations, but who sometimes sabotage their own success by working in silos and focusing on product rather than customer needs.
Think about it this way. You’re in a boat and you need to move forward. To do that, everyone in the boat must row in the same direction. Sort of like an organization – you have a goal, and everyone needs to work toward that goal.
Sometimes folks get turned around or distracted. They notice something on shore, and lose sight of their goal – to go forward. Sort of like an organization – you become so focused on one product that you lose sight of the big picture. The boat (or organization) stalls, or possibly sinks. (more…)