Muddling through – managing talents

8 May

In the Groupe Intellex commentary on a new report – ‘Talent Management 2’ from Prof. Coulson-Thomas – we found the space to quote from Pink Floyd’s anthem to wasted opportunities, ‘ Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way’, because it captures that sense of ‘muddling through’.

The report, however, should lift corporate spirits because it argues that there are fresh approaches to the challenges of managing the complexities of multiple objectives and understanding personal performance.  Previous tendencies to simplify or commoditise roles simply because any other approach is too darn complicated to measure can now be relaxed for a more comprehensive and supportive approach.

Senior executives and ‘high-fliers’ who rail at over-simplistic measures of their contributions may perhaps hope that with a new breed of performance management methodologies they’ll be less subject to over-expectations and, at the same time, investors may be encouraged to learn to take a wider, more nuanced, view of how expensively-recruited talent is being deployed.

Full story here.


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