To win the war for talent, organizations need the equipment and tools to build a “learn, change, and grow” culture. Research consistently indicates that the most important factors in developing and retaining talent are engagement and professional development.
Leaders need to take year-round care to inoculate and prevent the unnecessary talent “influenza” such as workplace fatigue and resignations. Companies invest time and money in their employees and then their investments walk out the door when top talent leaves.
With each interaction, leaders have an opportunity to give a GIFT to employees helpful feedback, advice, compliments, suggestions, lessons learned, etc. Take an inventory to determine your effectiveness.
Today’s challenges are often not solved with one right answer. Rather than problems to be solved, polarities are interdependent and must be managed. Companies who outperform their competition have learned how to supplement either/or thinking with both/and thinking.