Thursday, July 13, 2006
Talent and do they drink the kool-aid
Talent Engagement Matrix
Besides the typo in the chart, I thought this to interesting. Mostly this comment:
"But as a manager, to choose between an empty promoter and a cynical performer, I go with the latter anytime!"
Why would this even be a choice? Why is the company hiring folks that are not effective? If they aren't effective, should they still be at the company? Companies want talented individuals. Whether they are engaged or not typically comes from how long they are at the company/how long they have been out of school.
Of course, if their are any HR experts out there that want to step in and correct me, feel free, but I treat engagement as the opposite of corporate cyncism. And the only way to stop that is for the company to always match their actions and words (and be tailored to the individual).