Have you heard the old joke that describes the afterlife? It goes: Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics German, the singers French, and the government Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the chefs are British, the mechanics French, the singers Swiss, and the government Italian! While this has nothing to do with Talent Management and everything to do with cultural stereotyping, it does illustrate the importance of making sure that the right people are in the right positions.
As a result of their entry into the ever-changing global marketplace, organisations need to challenge a number of established beliefs—like what it takes to achieve success. Companies aren’t sentient vessels that navigate the market by themselves. To drag the metaphor out for all it’s worth, they need skilled hands to sail the waves of change and strong leaders at the helm—leaders who know where the maelstroms that disrupt your business model lurk. This means that your compass is not just your business strategy but your talent strategy as well. To thrive and survive, you need to tap into the full potential of your leaders. You need to know what qualities to look for. You need to know what skills to develop. You need to know what pitfalls to avoid. And you need to be able to weave all these factors into a talent strategy that will help you achieve business goals in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.
How can TalenTouchstone help you?
Talentouchstone designs strategic action plans that achieve business goals through the development and deployment of your talent. Your employees are your most fruitful resource and everything that helps you harness their potential to the fullest is a part of your talent strategy. The talent strategy, which incorporates transformational leadership and continuous learning, will identify core competencies in your employees, bridge gaps in your workforce, motivate people to execute business strategy, inculcate traits such as agility, proactivity, focus, and grit, and increase productivity and employee engagement, amongst others.
As you’ve realized, an organization is only as impactful as its talent pool, and its talent pool is only as impactful as its talent strategy. Contact TalenTouchstone today and we’ll design you a customizable talent strategy that will help your company coast the global market.