Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce
A practical guide packed with examples of organizations that have successfully tapped into the hidden talents of their workforce. Managers will learn to recognize and mine some key, fundamental leadership traits that are essential for a competitive business.
54 ● Untapped Talent 4. Expand the possibility of a diff erent reality. Th ere are always numerous stories that can make up a reality. Don’t let yourself stay stuck on a “single story.” Explore the new data you’ve col- lected about yourself, others, and a situation. Are you seeing things a bit diff erent? Could you possibly open yourself up to a life with a diff erent perspective? If yes, you are ready for the next step. 5. Discuss the “undiscussables” with the appropriate parties. When
untapped talent in the comfort-stretching process of becom- ing personally sound. om www As a foundation for that discussion, however, we need to talk about organizational change from a higher-level view. Plenty has been written about how organizations go through change, yright material fr and there are all sorts of ways to successfully execute a planned changed Cop process. Karen Wilhelm Buckley, an organizational development expert in California who is founder and codirector of The
Three Rs ● 123 it would take to increase their productivity simply isn’t worth the price they’d pay in lost time for spending with family, friends, hobbies, and other outside work interests. They are likely tapping into most of their talents, but putting self-imposed limits on their work lives. For the people on your teams, emerging from the hidden workforce is about recognizing their untapped talents and putting them to use. This is a key step to finding contentment in work and in
on your investment. If they don’t Cop believe they are a good investment, they’ll never work with full confi- dence in themselves. Teach them the rules. Put them in environments that teach them the stated and unstated rules of your organization’s culture. Information breeds self- confidence, and half the battle is simply learning the rules of the game. Untapped talent, however, often comes from backgrounds that are played by rules different from the rules of society at large or the
organizational systems, multiplying the factors that affect every decision a person or organization makes. Trans-Atlantic conference calls at 9 pm are now the rule and not the exception for conducting business. Video conferencing, or “halo” calls, have replaced face-to-face meetings. 10.1057/9781137321350 - Untapped Talent, Dani Monroe 16 ● Untapped Talent Text messaging is the expedient way to get in touch with someone, and the telephone is convenient but often not necessary unless things