Competing in a "flat world", a term popularized by columnist Tom Friedman, requires (well) rounded people. Becoming a well rounded talent requires continuous learning and development of knowledge and skills. Organizations that want to succeed in flat world competition better be creating enriching workplace experiences if they wish to attract and retain the high-calib......Full article >>>
ctivities, well being, progress, accomplishments, personal concerns and ambitions. Each associate has at least one sponsor and some have more than one.
3. Freedom and Stimulation
Often the environment in which people work can make a huge difference to the speed and quality of people development. Two ingredients essential to making a workplace conducive to learning are stim......Full article >>>
e-emphasized this key task as pressure to meet quarterly performance targets have cascaded down to every level of the organization.
Schools provide an inspiration and model from which other organizations can learn. They have teachers whose only job is to develop their student's skills and learning. While few organizations are positioned to employ full-time teachers, many should encourage ......Full article >>>
f hierarchies in recent years has severely curtailed growth paths in many organizations. But growth shouldn't just be up the ladder or depend purely on acquiring managerial skills. Another productive growth path is horizontal and progressive organizations have created lateral paths that allow people to broaden their skills and knowledge within their disciplines and jobs.
Companies like IB......Full article >>>
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