What should a new CPO focus on in the first 90 days?

by | Jun 27, 2024

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What should a new CPO focus on in the first 90 days?

In the latest episode of the HR on the Offensive podcast, Chris along with fellow LACErs Aaron Alburey and Debbie Mitchell discuss how CPOs should spend the first 90 days of working within a new HR function. They delve into the crucial strategies and considerations for CPOs as they navigate the initial period in a new role.

How important are the first 90 days?

The first few months are critical for establishing a foundation for success. This time frame is not just about understanding the immediate responsibilities but also about laying the groundwork for long-term success and transformation within the organisation.

What should be CPOs’ first move?

Aaron stresses the importance of building relationships as a key focus during this period. He outlines various crucial relationships that need to be established, including those with the CEO, the executive committee, the board, and regulatory bodies.

Debbie adds that understanding the broader business context is vital. She advises CPOs to thoroughly research the business, its goals, and its key performance indicators (KPIs). By doing so, CPOs can align their strategies with the organisation’s objectives. Debbie also mentions the importance of understanding the business metrics beyond just HR-related ones, to gain a holistic view of the organisation’s performance and challenges.

Listen now to find out how you can make the most of your first 90 days, laying a solid foundation for your new role and driving meaningful change within your organisation. Here at LACE Debbie leads our CPO healthcheck, take a look if you would like additional support as a CPO.

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If you’re interested in joining our CPO network, then get in touch with Debbie Mitchell. People strategy is part of our bread and butter at LACE, learn more about that here.

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