After what feels like ninety seven weeks of lockdown, it's probably cruel to talk about being in shape right now, but right now your systemsneed to be in better shape than ever. With business under pressure from this pandemic, HR Tech teams are needing to adapt REALLY fast. The need to change and adapt isn't new, just right now it's faster. So, how can we rapidly check that we're in great shape?
I do it by thinking of the tech stack as an organism - a living thing, with a whole lot of interrelated organs and stuff flowing about. Just like those encyclopedia pages we looked at as kids:
Once you think of it that way, knowing how to look at it gets simpler (or at least more fun). Think about the “blood” flowing around your circulatory system between the vital organs. Is it flowing? To the right places? Getting the right results? What about the health of each organ?
Right now your outbound marketing might be getting more "blood" than it needs, you might be missing some key body parts on engagement or remote work, and you might need a pacemaker to amp up the heart...or...what? Is the organism of your HR Tech stack in tip top health?
OK, I confess we really need to think more about Frankenstein's Monster than a human body (since we put it together and we can take bits out and replace them!), but the interconnections and the flow of data and processes around different parts is still true. Note, she 100% has my lockdown hairdo.