Rob Field Thursday, October 27, 2022

How can we develop our talent for critical roles in a VUCA world?

In Alec Levinson's recent LinkedIn article he raises the point that the research on developing talent for new opportunities is clear: the bigger the change from what the person currently is doing, the harder it is to predict success in new roles. This means the traditional talent management 9-box tool that maps out performance versus potential is founded on shaky ground: we may think we know someone’s potential, but the only way to know for sure is to have them step into the role and do it. And it often turns out those predictions are wrong. The classic solution is through realistic job previews: give the person an opportunity to experience what it means to do the work before getting the promotion. Yet that is rarely practical in most situations.

At APS we would agree. Practicing skills in a safe environment where you can get feedback is crucial. Having the knowledge doesn’t mean the skills are being effectively utilised. Our approach? SkillsPilot. Online and facilitator-led, with interactive sessions for both one-to-one and group skills practice. Accelerate development through targeted practice.

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