Strategic Workforce Management
A workforce strategy plays a central role in the successful execution of your organization’s strategy. Most firms don’t really have a workforce strategy. They have talent initiatives and broad expressions of “people are our most important asset,” but they usually miss the kind of focus that generates strategic impact.
Significant investment in leadership development programs or emphasis in becoming the employer of choice, often have the look and feel of strategic workforce initiative. These may all be good business practices and often improve operational excellence, but they don’t necessarily contribute to strategic success, because there is no clear line between workforce success and strategic success.
When building competitive advantage, it requires the right workforce strategy and it doesn’t mean simply putting people first. What it means is putting strategy first and developing a workforce that can executive that strategy.
Our Mantra: Invest disproportionately where you can expect disproportionate return. Those specific jobs and those specific people within jobs that help create strategic success.
Organizational success depends on both, strategic success and operational excellence. We help your organization move from conventional workforce management approaches to a model in which job value is determined by the specific strategic capability needed to execute organization’s strategy.
Invest disproportionately where you can expect disproportionate return. Those specific jobs and those specific people within jobs that help create strategic success.
Our model guides your workforce strategy to the following outcomes:
Ensure “A” players are in
“A” positions for “A” customers.
Manage “B” and “C”
Remove “C” players from “A” positions (replacing them with “A’s”)
Ensuring “B” players in “A” positions improve their performance.