You can mock all you like...
But yup, that's more or less exactly the job.
Most of the top-tier of the banking sector has woken up to the fact that Banking has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to being socially and environmentally responsible; and these once-complacent Financial Giants are now being threatened by "Challenger Banks"
, and a general and complete change in social attitudes towards finance and debt.
...And they are looking to reinvent themselves as People and Planet Prioritising, Purpose-Driven Organisations.
Which is where I come in.
I’ll be attached to their “Special Projects” Division, and my basic brief is to integrate Human 1.0 into the existing and ever-changing technical and environmental systems of the bank.
That’s basically my thing now. I’ve invented it.
First there was Hardware; then there was Software; now there is “Organoware” (that’s just a Place-holder at the moment: alternative suggestions very welcome!).
Viewing clusters of Human Beings allegedly “working” on the same thing, as a configurable System that can be tuned, calibrated and developed.
Agile, Lean, all the “New Ways of Working” (NWoW) bollocks, is like software that corporations have been trying to “install” on their organic operating platforms; and those installation attempts nearly always fail, because those “Operating Platforms” are not NWoW-Ready; and because organisations always try to install the entire software suite at once, despite the fact that 95% of it won’t be used straightaway.
So my role is to get everyone NWoW-Ready, and then install, configure and tune the “Software”.
All with a “Bottom-Up” approach that I can deliver, ‘cos I have the technical bona fides
necessary to silence anyone who says it can’t work in their particular technical function or team.
And it isn’t about making people happy in their jobs: it is about helping them find Meaning in their work.
Employers declare the Purpose; Employees establish a Meaningful Connection to that Purpose.
So I’m just going to make all that happen for RBC now.