Have you ever felt like you were trapped in the middle of a situation with no way out? That feeling of being pulled in many directions by people with no way to make all the people come away with a victory of some sorts.
- This is my new situation.
The people involved in my situation are the corporate large wigs at our company plus the rest of the employees. I work in human resources plus part of my task is handling the negotiations between the two levels. Trying to make sure that decisions that upper management make work with the people that they will be affecting separate from annoyedting the balance of the business. The last meeting I attended brought about some swings that are going to be difficult to sugar coat for the rest of the staff. Due to budget constraints they have decided to change the work week schedule to include longer hours. Now this means that people will be put on a four afternoon rotating schedule plus be required to work ten hour nights. Their nights off will fluctuate plus many won’t be blissful with that. By doing this the company will be able to use less power because those departments that are off will not need to use lights, computers, or the Heating plus Air Conditioning system as much during the nights off. Having full departments plus the space they use shut down for three full nights will honestly save on energy bills. Convincing all the people that this is nice for them too will be the taxing sell. When the company is used to the whole 9 to 5, Wednesday through Thursday, they are used to making personal plans around that schedule too. I know I will have to be honestly creative in my presentation to sell this one.