Yes I am alive, and yes this blog is alive. While it has been almost a year since my last post I have not been slacking off, just to documenting my journey. Over the years of blogging I tend to self-censor when I feel the work I am doing might lead me to write about something I should not, therefore I find it easiest not to write.
Over the last two years I have been involved in some very interesting activities, the largest being a major HR/Payroll systems overhaul in a health care provider. This activity has been the primary reason for my absence. As this process is nearing the end I am starting to look towards my next activity and reflect on my learnings from the process.
Some of my thoughts on this journey so far are:
- Transforming businesses is never easy
- Transforming a business that has done something the same way for 20+ years is not easy
- Health care is complex
- Bureaucracy and I are not the best of friends
- Technology is usually never the issue
- People are people
The above list might not be revolutionary but as with most things the “devil is in the detail” and the detail is not something I can share.
That is it for now, I hope to post more over the coming months.