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.