Monday, May 23, 2016

Talent Management Monthly Brief: See Through Talent from Different Angles XI May. 2016

The digital talent management not only quantifies what people do, but also qualifies why, what, and how they think.

People are always the most invaluable asset in businesses. “Hiring the right person to the right position at the right time,” is the mantra of many forward-thinking organizations. The question is how would you define the right people? How do you define wrong, average, mediocre, good, great or extraordinary person? Or put simply, for what should they be right? Traditional Performance Management focusing on measuring what an employee does (mainly being told to do) in a quantitative way is not sufficient to identify high performance or high potential, should we see through talent from different angles?

See Through Talent from Different Angles XI

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Digital Altitude: The world is moving into the deep, deep digital new normal with wide, wide digital connectivity and tall, tall digital pillars. A digital paradigm is an emerging digital ecosystem of principles, policies, and practices to navigate uncharted water and enter to blurred boundaries; also offer the guidance for problem-solving or creating something new under the digital rules. It is the transformation that is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the systems of which we are the part of the environments in which we live, and the way we view the world. Therefore, digital altitude - simply the height or depth of your digital thinking and views become more critical for today’s digital leaders and professionals to inspire changes and motivate actions toward the right direction. Altitude is less about your position, more about your vision. Which questions should you ask to assess a person’s digital attitude?

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Imagination Speaking of imagination, it could remind us of the childhood. As children, we are conditioned to imagine, explore and create with cues from our environment and ability to discover and question it. When growing up, do we automatically lose the “imagination power”? Is that because the adults get stuck in conventional wisdom or restricted by the outdated rules? Children are not afraid of blurting out their thoughts. But adults are normally scared. Adults know the world and set the limit to stay in their comfort zone, or disable their "imagine-ability"subconsciously. Imagination sparks creativity, and creativity is #1 wanted skill for digital professionals these days, which questions should you ask to assess a person’s imagination?
  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Fairness  Fairness means to be unprejudiced, equitable, impartial, objective, dispassionately examining, and open-minded. Fairness is both a digital leadership and professional quality and a culture characteristic to improve professionalism and digital maturity. People are much purposeful, creative and productive under a positive and fair working environment. Which questions should you ask to assess a person’s fairness?

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Inclusiveness: We live in such a hyperconnected, globalized world and market, it has amply been demonstrated, that being inclusive and embracing the diversity of thoughts makes total business sense, for many, many reasons, such as innovation, collective intelligence, effective communication and seamless collaboration. What are the good questions to assess a person’s inclusiveness?

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Paradoxical Intelligence: The paradox is “a situation, person, or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities.” The paradox is the result of two opposing truths existing side by side, which can be both right. The paradox is also like the two sides of the coin, they are not just opposite, but also complementary, to make it a whole. At today’s digital world with complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity, digital leaders or professionals with high paradoxical intelligence can see things from different angles and understand the situation profoundly in order to make effective decisions or craft better strategies. Which questions shall you ask to assess a person’s Paradoxical Intelligence (PI)?

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