The talent crunch in today’s post-pandemic world, caused by the “Great Resignation,” has landed organizations in a state of turmoil. Businesses across every industry vertical are struggling due to the lack of qualified people. The situation demands organizations to hire the right talent, develop them, and retain them. However, given the current competition for talent, employee retention has become a complicated affair, demanding businesses to focus more on developing leaders who can align organizational goals with employees’ personal aspirations by building the right culture. A true leader should lead from the front and show his people the way forward.
Digital transformation has also made leadership development an integral part of the corporate strategy. Digitalization of processes means overhauling the age-old infrastructure of a business as well as the way of operation. The employees do not welcome this. No wonder internal resistance is still one of the biggest contributors to the failure of digital transformation initiatives. By developing the right leaders, organizations can avoid such quandaries. They can guide the people in the right direction and connect them with the organization’s larger vision.
While the benefits of leadership development initiatives are limitless, most organizations still lack the right people at the helm despite investing a significant amount of money in leadership development programs. But what are the reasons for this? The answer is the cookie-cutter approach. Businesses often architect programs similar to something that brought desired outcomes for them in the past or for their peers. What they tend to miss is that leadership development strategies should align with the unique needs of an organization and their leaders.
A partner with extensive experience in this field can help businesses in this regard. This edition of HR Tech Outlook aims to provide business leaders with a comprehensive understanding of the present leadership development arena.
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