Three Ways to Avoid a Talent ‘Quick Fix’

Three Ways to Avoid a Talent ‘Quick Fix’

Quick fixes rarely deliver the results you’re really after. At first a quick fix means well, but it often falls short. A talent quick fix is like a Band-Aid – it resolves the problem for a little while, but when you rip the bandage off it hurts and you’re still left with a problem.

Consider this, less than 10% of your people have the natural talent to manage others, and less
than 1 in 5 of your existing managers have the right skills to be effective in their role.
1 Add to this the notion that most people leave bad bosses rather than the job itself. This shows how quickly a well-intentioned quick fix – like moving an ill-prepared employee into a management role – can ripple through the organization and impact retention, engagement, productivity and other factors critical to your company’s success.