Like all support functions in today’s world, the finance function is under increasing pressure to demonstrate value added services to the business. However many finance functions remain bogged down in detail and complexity; often dealing with accounting and budgeting as opposed to real business intelligence and simply reporting too many metrics and measures.
Two keys to influencing upwards are where are you starting from and what are the preferences and expectations of the senior leaders you need to influence.
Lots of HR functions do add tremendous business value to their organisations but unfortunately they fail to market their good work within the organisation. Consequently people frequently overlook their inputs or indeed criticise their efforts.
Misunderstandings, different wavelengths, resistance, resignation, low energy, lack of commitment – could these be the behaviours you meet when making contact with your people.
The critical audit questions for today’s High Performance Finance Business Partner.
At some time or another, we are all faced with the challenge of getting others to buy into our ideas. It can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you think about your approach.