Attracting, retaining and developing talent is the key component of great business – before vision, before strategy, before organisation structure, before tactics. Recognising and developing talent is a constant challenge for any company. Today’s challenge is to produce more, and better results with fewer employees for customers who demand more value-add for less effort and cost.
Do YOU have the talent to meet this challenge?
Jim Collins in his book Good to Great, uses the ‘bus’ business metaphor. He says great leaders understand three simple truths:
Collins maintains executives who ignite the transformations from good to great did not first figure out where to drive the bus, then get the people to take it there. Instead they first got the right people on the bus, (and wrong people off) and then figured out where to drive it.
‘Who’ questions must come before ‘What’ decisions – what vision, what strategy, what structure, what tactics.
Companies regularly fail to recognise the best talent due to a poorly structured approach to management and a lack of identification of the competencies, skill sets, behaviours, attributes, and culture fit required for the positions in their companies.
Century Management has extensive experience in linking people, learning and performance to successful implementation and bottom line results. We use a systems thinking and planning approach to leverage strategic advantage in the human performance improvement arena.
What is your recruitment, induction and on-boarding policy?
And how is it working for you?
Are the right people in the right seats on your bus?
Imelda K Butler