The Data Whisperer stared at my fancy 2 slide PowerPoint.
What about purpose?
Um…kinda didn’t want to open that Pandora’s box. It depresses me.
Open the box, Wendy. Could be fun!
What I hear – Professional Development is the real value of this system!
What I observe in our organization (the allocation of resources and effort) –
Compliance is the important part. Professional Development is a “nice to have.”
You can see why I am starting to get jaded whenever anyone in my organization starts touting the importance of Professional Development. Including friends and allies. Because I fear they are just blowing smoke.
At least I am convinced it is a good idea.
Maybe if I hear it enough, and they say it enough, action will follow.
Think of it in terms of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Wendy.
Compliance at the bottom – survival.
Then Performance Support
Then the self-actualization of Professional Development.
The Data Whisperer has a way of telling me what I need to hear.
I owe this guy about 15 beers and a really fancy dinner.
So this is what I came up with.
My previous first slide was a bit too text-heavy anyway. Still keeping it as a hidden slide for talking points.