Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work
By Eric Shepherd and Joan Phaup
The book, due out in early October, answers important questions - How will competency models, assessments, and learning keep pace with this revolution? Our current practices have worked by helping us recognize the challenges and opportunities of the twentieth century and develop skills to address them. But new ways of work demand new solutions that embrace changes in technology, social attitudes, and business models. As we witnessed at the onset of COVID-19, agility and flexibility enabled many people to adopt new practices with surprising speed. These types of qualities will help them navigate the in the coming years of exponential change.
The Talent Transformation Pyramid addresses the questions that leaders, managers, and coaches face today:
About This Book
This book answers these questions with a strategic approach for improving performance. The Talent Transformation Pyramid brings together twelve factors that enable the success of individuals, teams, and entire organizations. These factors include technical and functional skills as well as the social, emotional, and conversational intelligences that enable robust, meaningful relationships. This framework also acknowledges that psychological safety, a supportive culture, free-flowing information, and appropriate tools are crucial to performance. The creation of workplaces that empower teams of people with diverse skills and backgrounds is critical for success in the twenty-first century.
Understanding the twelve factors, measuring them accurately, and finding correlations among them will guide you in determining interventions that will help your workforce build competencies for current and future jobs. This approach is viable thanks to new technologies that make it possible to collect vast amounts of data, identify patterns, correlate findings, and determine causation.
In writing this book, we have tapped into the wisdom and experience of the researchers, thinkers, and practitioners whose work has brought measurement, assessment, and talent management to the point where we can address the challenges and opportunities before us. We have also built on our affiliation with the Talent Transformation Guild, a community of executives, human resource leaders, talent development specialists, personal coaches, and consultants who want to keep pace with the technology-driven revolution now underway.
Who Should Read It?
We have designed this book to help executives, leaders, managers, and human resource professionals create a better work environment for all today while meeting tomorrow’s demands. We hope this book makes work more enjoyable, engaging, and fulfilling for you, your colleagues, and your clients. We assume that you, as a reader:
How to Use It
We recommend reading this book straight through, but since each chapter stands on its own, you can skip around as much as you wish. If you are an expert in the subject of a particular chapter or feel out of your depth, feel free to skip ahead. And we hope you will keep the book for reference when you encounter issues and need to refresh your understanding. In the nine chapters of this book, you can:
Chapters within TALENT TRANSFORMATION
Chapter 1: The Transforming Workplace
Chapter 2: Meeting the Challenge of Change
Chapter 3: Holistic Framework: The Talent Transformation Pyramid
Chapter 4: Assessments—Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 5: Principles of Measurement
Chapter 6: Assessing Individuals
Chapter 7: Assessing Teams
Chapter 8: Assessing Organizations
Chapter 9: Looking Ahead
About the Authors