I love how Rosa thinks, her blog is on my ‘must read’ list (sometimes, though, I have to put off reading for when I have more time, as her writing is always so full of information and thought-provoking that I cannot do it justice with a quick skim.) This post is directed at taking a new view of job or position descriptions:
- tackle reinvention one job at a time whenever you have a need to fill
- with labour shortages, a flexible attitude is often the biggest indicator of success in finding the right person for your business
- get rid of the one-for-one replacement mentality
- plain talk – with the overall theme of "take this job and run with it – dazzle me" (with a great reference to Seth Godin’s blog)
What does redefining job specs mean for those on the other side of the fence? For those seeking to move into a job and an organisation where their talents will be not only recognised, but given free reign to really soar. What we want is a manifesto to make for ourselves a job that we absolutely love. And in that making, we succeed not only for ourselves but for the entire organisation.