To succeed as an organization – any organization — employees need to be rowing in the same direction. That, writes Bright Horizons COO Mary Lou Burke Afonso, requires people to be familiar with colleagues across departments; not just who they are, but what they do.
Moving people up isn’t your only talent strategy. Often, lateral moves have great potential to move your organization forward.
Two of the most important things we do at Bright Horizons are taking care of the employees in our own company, and caring for the families we serve outside of it. Nowhere, says Bright Horizons COO Mary Lou Burke Afonso, do those two things intersect more profoundly than in our centers.