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Discover why people are the most critical value-drivers in the future of work.
Imagine if you knew as much about your employees as your marketing team does about your consumers. Imagine if you knew as much about your employees as retailers know about their customers as we enter the gift-giving season. It’s possible—and it’s not as time-consuming or as challenging as you might think. Employees are behaving more and more like consumers—they’re leaving feedback on Glassdoor, Facebook and Twitter in addition to interdepartmental emails and watercooler conversations.
Take a moment to consider some of the top performers in your organization. Perhaps some of them report directly to you. As you think about these individuals and their future careers at your company, what next steps do you envision they will take? Will your best programmer someday become Chief Technical Officer? Does your best accountant have what it takes to become a CFO? We’ve often heard the adage, “Past behavior is the best indicator of future performance,” but this phrase can be confusing. Future performance is not the same thing as future potential.
People the world over are watching intently as a new U.S. presidential administration goes through its staffing up process, taking notes and names as to who’s in, who’s out, who’s on the fence, what the relative merits of each candidate are, who’s calling the ball, the list goes on. One can only hope that the behind-the-scenes process used to vet and select candidates is as serious as the reporting of it.
Last time we discussed how a lack of effective communication can cause a detrimental decline in accountability, essentially crippling an organization over time. Today, we’ll wrap up the series by focusing on how playing not to lose affects sustainability.
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