Within the Public Sector, is there validating-data, clarity and alignment as to sub-sector organizational priorities for 2019 e.g.
- Talent attraction and development?
- High-engagement culture, operational excellence and/or people-centric leadership?
- Something else?
If not, there must be. Amid War for Talent 2.0, competition is rife, everybody wants everything yesterday, plus data to go along with that. For leadership and HR, not having clarity and alignment as to this year’s organizational priorities can often feel overwhelming, particularly when the not-just-millennials desired ‘connection’ is also thrown into the mix. Theoretically, connection is defined as: a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else…the action of linking one thing with another. In today’s world, this has both individual purpose and big-picture considerations for the Public Sector.
Before we start connecting anything in 2019 though, how clearly-defined are each of the following from an overall public service perspective:
- Culture i.e. HOW we operate?
- Strategy i.e. WHAT’s our plan?
- People i.e. WHO we value?
At the Public Affairs Ireland Annual HR Conference in Dublin on January 31st, drawing on both my HR and other experience from Eli Lilly, Trend Micro etc., plus recent Public Sector data-points too, I will speak about the defining and connecting of culture, strategy & people to bring both Public Sector performance and Talent Management to next-level via:
- Three purposeful focuses
- One productive plan
- One engaging story
This is Connection. On January 31st, I look forward to sharing further detailed thoughts with you regarding the above, and to answering some of your most-pertinent questions.
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Dave A. Barry, January 2019
A graduate of UCC in HR and French & Economics, after initial customer service and finance roles in the travel and retail sectors, Dave joined Eli Lilly in February 1999 for thirteen years across HR, Lean Six Sigma/Organization Development and Finance at three Cork locations with close US and European links.
Keen to lead in other sectors, Dave left Lilly in October 2011 and after an interim HR Self-Service project role with Telefonica in Dublin, he joined global cybersecurity organization Trend Micro in Cork in March 2013 as Head of HR – Ireland and interim Southern Europe.
Passionate about culture, strategy and people and part-time lecturing in UCC on related topics since June 2015, Dave moved on from Trend in October 2016 to actively-pursue management consulting opportunities specifically-focused on these areas, initially as Director Talent & Transformation at Fastnet – The Talent Group prior to establishing Conexion.ie in October 2018.