Using talent optimization to retain top talent

Between burned-out managers, poor communication, and the challenges of hybrid work, The Great Resignation won’t be solved overnight. All the more reason, then, to get started here and now. Talent optimization provides a powerful framework to help you take action on attrition. Whether you’re dealing with an engagement issue, a critical team, or something else…

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Building a safe workplace for everyone

The need for great managers and psychological safety is only becoming more critical. Why? Companies aren’t just looking to retain top talent—they’re also hiring in record numbers. According to The 2021 People Management Report, 73% of companies are currently hiring or growing.  Try for yourself: Curious which industries are doing the most hiring, and which…

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The importance of psychological safety

One of the most fundamental yet overlooked drivers of high performance is inclusion. Studies show organizations with inclusive cultures tend to experience everything from greater innovation and agility to greater performance and business outcomes.  This is a large reason why workplace diversity matters. When organizations bring in talent from a variety of cultural, behavioral, and…

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Why good employees quit

It’s every leader’s worst nightmare: You have an employee who puts in the effort and produces great work. This is a person you can depend on—one who actively makes your team and organization better. Then, one morning, you get a letter in your inbox. It’s their two weeks’ notice. Turnover is inevitable in any industry….

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Managing a Hybrid Team
Organization Design

Introducing the Adapting Team

An Adapting Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Adapting Teams self-organize and work together when they see value in combining individual strengths. They exchange information organically, and expectations for how to work adapt over time. When conflict arises, it’s often because of behavioral differences. But the team is malleable…

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Introducing the Pathfinding Team

A Pathfinding Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Pathfinding Teams can be described as “relentless.” Conflict is frequent, with each person championing their point of view. Fortunately, they see conflict as valuable—it forces them to challenge each other and think differently. They don’t always take time to coordinate with…

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Introducing the Producing Team

A Producing Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Producing Teams are task-oriented with their eye on the prize. Cooperation with others isn’t emphasized. They tend to work together when it helps reach individual goals—it has to be a win-win. When exchanging resources, people may expect something in return…

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