May 12, 2015
Today organizations are managing complex time frames and decisions no matter their size. One person shops or organizations with thousands of employees are under similar scrutiny to deliver value. Value delivery is critical but varies in the mind of the giver and receiver. Further, one person’s value is different from another’s.
What I have found over my career is that organizations need good-to-great people and “smart organizations” value good-to-great people. The difference in the intelligence age from the industrial is the reliance on technology. Technology is vital and is now the backbone of our systems yet each day people are required to interface with technology to achieve efficiencies and produce value continuously.
In the role of sustainable organizations human capital is harnessed to retain knowledge that drive decisions across platforms, teams and programs. The fuel of any smart organization are it people.
- Knowledge is “not” found only in the executive offices but across the organization.
- Vital information can be learned from within the ecosystem that addresses the internal gaps and opportunities of the organization.
- Training and education is an expendable cost but is relational to the growth and capacity building of any organization.
- Technology is valuable yet unless an organization is artificially driven, human capital is a non-negotiable attribute to organizational effectiveness.
- Last, innovation and ideas are delivered by nurturing the organization’s workforce.
It is always good to remind leaders that the life blood of any organization are its people. Yet, people are the first to go during budget cuts along with training and education. The leaders in organizations then seek to cut or remove their training and education from within that advance human capacity building overtime.
Organizations when focused have an opportunity to assess the future of its capital and budgets by first determining the role of its people within the current systems for sustainability.
Consider the various organizations that have failed over the last five years. One factor in their decline was the inability to directly harness the information from its people across the organization to decide its current and potential health. Smart organizations are proactive in the development and sustainability of it resources with people being vital.