HRHeadStart #96: Talent Marketplaces; Creative Thinking
The Talent Agenda
The real value from talent management comes from connecting talent to value, and not just from developing talent for the sake of it. As organizations become large and complex, this gets harder and harder. Organizations feel the need to deploy talent flexibly across large swaths, but talent might be stuck in organizational silos with no visibility to leaders. Roles get allocated based on personal networks and people have limited opportunities to grow.
Hence, large organizations explore creating talent marketplaces to define critical work opportunities and source talent from different parts of the organization. This goes much farther than internal job postings since talent marketplaces facilitate a wide range of talent exchanges for full-time jobs, project-based work, temporary job rotations etc. It also empowers employees to manage their own career and development.
See this article to learn more and if you are working on such an initiative, I would love to learn more and exchange ideas. Feel free to reply to this email.
We all want to be the person who comes up with creative ideas to solve problems. But how could we build this ideation muscle? In this compelling talk by Adam Grant, you will learn how everyone can challenge the status quo, come up with original ideas and make an impact. Some insights that you might enjoy:
Moderate levels of procrastination allows us to come up with unconventional ideas.
The first mover advantage is a myth; what matter is the ability to come up with different and better ideas even if you are building on others’ ideas.
Original thinkers have a mindset of rejecting the default option and exploring alternatives.
The best thinkers actually have a large number of bad ideas. They fail the most because they try the most. But they increase the probability of coming up with a winning idea by continuously trying out new ways of doing things.
What is the one area where the cost of failing is inconsequential in relation to the value you can create?