Most would agree that any organization is only as good as its employees. Creating a high performance company filled with talented workers has been the Nirvana that most CEO's and other company leaders dream of. This is not easy to achieve by any means, and tends to be an ongoing aspiration. Voltaire said, "Grow your own gardens," and he was right. It is up to company executives to learn to recognize and foster those talented individuals with potential for development within an organization.
Three things that can boost talent and lead to the highest performance are:
· Hiring strong and agile leaders who can easily adapt to change
· Building strong employ engagement so that workers become committed to delivering on strategic goals
· Make collaboration work for your company
In order to give talent a real chance within your organization, it is important to be on the constant lookout for real creativity among your employees. Note those individuals who seek out new and unique methods of problem solving and nurture those approaches with incentive rewards.
Take advantage of the fact that each employee has unique and interesting life experiences, skills, and education. View these diversities as strengths and talents that can be nurtured as company assets. Recognize and encourage entrepreneurial talent within the confines of your company boundaries and put this capacity to work to your advantage too.
It is very important to challenge employees by offering interesting projects and opportunities. This gives them the chance they need to allow their creative ideas to shine. That said it is equally as important to celebrate their innovative accomplishments. Let your workers know they are appreciated and they will reward you, in return, for giving them an enthusiastic environment in which to thrive. The same enthusiastic environment will serve to increase corporate stamina and will even impress people from outside your company.
With so many businesses vying for top talent, it can be difficult to find, hire, and hang on to the right people. However, with a little extra planning, effort and care, you can find superstars who will take your business to new heights and give you an edge over the competition.
All of these talent-development approaches have the potential to contribute significantly to any organization's profitability.
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~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected worldwide. All rights reserved.