Tuesday, September 7, 2021


Collective potential transcending into the business potentiality is the greatest thing that the organization should ever invest in because it is the driving force to catalyze the business growth.

Either individually or in the organizational setting, performance keeps us moving forward at a steadfast speed; potential can unlock future performance and lift us to the next cycle of growth. 

 To unleash potential, professionals need to be learning agile and build unique competency. To expedite business growth, the importance of potentiality navigator is to identify talent or business hidden potential, explore the processes on how and what they can utilize their potential for achieving long term prosperity.

Cognitive potentiality: Oftentimes, potentiality is innate, under-developed, and it’s a worthy investment. Organizations are information oriented and people-centric. The knowledge cycle is significantly shortened due to faster change and information exponentiality, people need to keep learning, and explore their cognitive potentiality. Collectively, it’s important to improve their collective cognitive maturity to accelerate performance and unleash organizational full potential. Broadly speaking, human society is at a turning point that requires a significant adjustment in our evolutionary path rooted at the mindset level, either for driving changes or complex problem-solving. A potential navigator’s role is to help people or organizations understand cognitive difference, develop cognitive intelligence, and build cognitive competencies to make sound judgement and solve problems holistically. The research of human development would suggest that there are many processes which play a role in helping people shape a cognitive mind that can operate at higher levels of complexity.

In specific, cognition is a faculty for processing of information, acquiring knowledge through thoughts, experiences, senses, and changing preferences. These processes are analyzed from different perspectives within different contexts. It involves exploring a variety of meanings, absorbing and digesting information from varying sources, it’s a sort of perception and insight. Cognitive difference nurtures creativity and develops competencies. The cognitive ability of the organization depends on how effectively they can process information and make data-based, on-time decisions in a consistent way. It is the aggregation and the assessment of information that create the intelligence required to run a highly cognitive organization. Thus, a potential navigator helps individuals to enhance their cognitive intelligence, enhance their multidimensional thinking skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, holistic thinking, etc, accordingly. Some of them can advise business leaders on how to build a cognitive organization which can process abundant information to capture business foresight and customer insight for responding to business opportunities and risks promptly, creating a business context where people can communicate and collaborate where they are empowered and respected. So the business is complex enough to act intelligently and nimble enough to adapt to changes promptly.

Portfolio potentiality:
A potential navigator can help individual professionals develop their core competency and build a strong professional portfolio to achieve high performance. The organizational potentiality includes the overall organizational ability to perform in the future by discovering their strength and building their core competency. It is the worthy investment and hidden dimension to explore emerging opportunities, design new business models, and investigate diverse paths for accelerating business growth. A business potential navigator as a specialized generalist with a business architect mindset can help the organization to establish an organizational potentiality portfolio including business initiatives that can strengthen the organizational strength and develop dynamic organizational capabilities in order to unlock potential - the “future of performance.” The strategic goal behind that is to provide visibility of the overall portfolio that is exploring a new path to the business growth, supporting the company's strategic objectives and assess opportunities to realign resources and investments as appropriate.

Generally speaking, the potential portfolio investment needs to enhance the strategic objective alignment and accelerate future growth of the business. It’s a part of strategy management and organizational transformation effort in a structural way. A portfolio navigator can explore the potential growth opportunities of the organization, and set a clear criteria to make sure the # and financial investment of the initiatives of unlocking potential that are aligned with at least one strategic objective over the total portfolio; provides the oversight of P&L, the TCO and the strategic ROI of the active portfolio. Besides economic gain, a business potentiality portfolio can rejuvenate the traditional organization with the culture of growth, incorporating entrepreneurial and startup principles, with a focus on reducing risk adversity to add value for improving organizational agility, growth, and maturity.

Workforce potentiality:
Traditional organizations treat their people as human resource, but high performance organizations think of their people as the invaluable asset that needs to invest in for unlocking future business performance. Today’s business workforce is multigenerational, multicultural, and multidivicing, In fact, diversification is the hidden dimensions to reach the next level of business growth. An effective potentiality navigator orient people and make them aware of the power of diversity as the hotbed of creativity, help them understand the value of embracing the fresh perspectives and diverse point of views with the goal to generate more novel ideas and run an innovative business. They are able to envision future trends and forecast knowledge and skills that are required to ensure the business has the right people with the right skills and capabilities, in the right place, at the right time, and for the right cost, not only keeping the light on today, but competing for the future.

Knowledge workers today are more purpose-driven and self-motivated. Individuals showing potential are distinguished usually by their mastery of new roles quickly and effectively, learning more rapidly than their peers, and more innovative. The potential is the ability and interest to take on more responsibilities in the future which is displayed by their thought leadership or exemplified behavior. Enforcing workforce deployment and development makes sense to convey the vision of running an organic digital business which needs to keep investing, nurturing, and growing their people and optimize workforce to meet the needs of business growth.High potentials have demonstrated consistent strategic insight or technical abilities and have future potential to lead and make a big impact. It is great when the organization provides support and empowers its staff by showing respect and offering talented people opportunities and efficient tools to achieve more. A potentiality navigator plays a critical role in workforce analysis, exploring talent potential, to make sure that the work environment encourages creativity and collaborative thinking, helps employees at all levels within an organization to think out of the box, take reasonable risks, go beyond their defined roles and keep updating their skills to develop professional competencies.

Many well-established organizations which used to live in the silos and past performance must learn how to become more considerate in order to unlock potential, build a people-centric and sustainable business. The collective potential transcending into the business potentiality is the greatest thing that the organization should ever invest in because it is the driving force to catalyze the business growth and build the unique organizational advantage that the competitors cannot beat.


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