Is your team in the best shape for your business?
July 10, 2017
“A small team of ‘A+’ Players can run circles around a giant team of ‘B’ and ‘C’ Players” – Steve Jobs
Compared to a ‘B’ Player, in quality of contribution, effectiveness and efficiency, an ‘A’ Player is significantly more capable, impactful, productive, generally more value adding in thinking and execution. They are your business ‘Gamechangers’. Doesn’t it therefore make sense to be able to identify and quantify your leadership bench strength? If you don’t, your competition and their Headhunters will surely target your ‘A’ list players.
Review Team Capability
Smart organisations (big or small) undertake meaningful internal capability reviews, from high potentials to succession planning. Without meaningful data, a leadership review is simply ”an opinion’. Evidence and insight need to be gathered. Today the sophistication and value in terms of predictive performance has been transformed and the the tools and expertise to do this have moved on significantly in the last few years.
Look at external talent
Not only do great businesses evaluate the internal capability and have an informed view on ‘gaps’, they also look at the external talent. This is another element of good business practice where there is chasm between what a few ‘great’ companies do and what others merely ‘think about’ – or worst case – they don’t know what they don’t know!
As we head into the second half of 2017, how many organisations and businesses can say, in this context, ”We are in great shape for the rest of 2017 and beyond” ?