Competent businesses are adept at hiring and firing workers. Great businesses however are skilled at developing and deploying talent in ways that continuously grow their experience, stretch their abilities and enable their achievements. Creating work environments that promote people agility across jobs and organizational boundaries is the next imperative for companie......Full article >>>
Some leading edge companies however are beginning to tackle the talent agility challenge. For example, in Cisco Systems: Developing a Human Capital Strategy, California Management Review, Winter 2005, http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/News/cmr/contents.html, Jennifer Chatman, Charles OReilly and Victoria Chang describe how this Silicon Valley legend has refocused its approach to talent from e......Full article >>>
heir career aspirations for development discussions with their managers. Line managers have access to each of their employees profiles to assess existing skills on their teams.
But these moves represented only part of the solution. The company also chartered Cisco University to lead a company-wide cross-functional effort to create a development culture within the organization. The univer......Full article >>>
l. Indeed, those companies that can master talent agility will have a leg up on their competition in both the quality of their people and their performance.