Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy

Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy

Tera Allas

Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy, management, and development

"The findings of a recent survey of 500 managers in the United Kingdom, part of a research project we conducted in collaboration with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), suggest that CEOs and HR leaders in particular may be taking a rose-tinted view. Asked to evaluate 21 generally accepted talent practices—in areas ranging from recruitment, employee engagement, and talent strategy to talent development and team efficiency—56 percent of survey respondents said that their organizations have adopted no fewer than 16 good practices. More than one-quarter said their companies have adopted all 21."

Allas, T., Chambers, L. & Welchman, T. (2019). McKinsey Quarterly and available from this link.