What HR professionals and epidemiologists can learn from one another.
A global pandemic initially starts very small, and one tiny spark in one patient virtually disables the entire planet.
In a company, a minor incident can lead to an enterprise-wide disaster. A vocal employee not being acknowledged for her contributions. A team being mismanaged. Continuously mis-hiring new candidates. The list goes on… Small actions with enormous consequences. So much so that they can fester and create a gigantic negative downward spiral and suck the culture right out of a company.
Epidemiologists could benefit significantly from siding with HR professionals, psychologists, or otherwise human-oriented people to convey their messages better.
HR professionals could benefit from applying an analytical approach, monitoring the numbers closely to make data-driven decisions.
A plea for a more facts-based HR approach and a more human-oriented epidemiological approach.