How is your company or organization utilizing the existing talent that exists within your current workforce? Most likely, you ask your employees to perform a set of specific tasks associated with a given position. This is a rational approach, but one that may not be fully leveraging the talents that your employees bring to your company. Further, a rigid corporate structure and culture — which results in a lack of appreciation for an employee’s full range of talents — may actually serve to siphon off quality of work for his or her required tasks.
Clearly, your enterprise cannot succeed where there is no organized distribution of labor and accountability for certain key functions. Organizational chaos can doom any business. However, any employee has the potential to provide the organization with more than he or she is currently giving – no matter where that employee may sit within the company. The question is how to create a working environment and culture that serves to ignite and nurture new and creative thinking, and then how to utilize this new thinking in a productive way.
Innovative training, talent mining, and the effective use of the latest technological tools can greatly enhance cross-group collaboration — and in doing so, help soften rigid corporate structures. This will give rise to greater creative thinking across the organization resulting in more innovative products, services, and processes.
See our pertinent blog postings related to this service:
Talent and development session