Essential People Capabilities: Formula for Breakthrough Performance

In the current economic climate, many of us have observed businesses struggle to maintain investment in their employees – with talent initiatives, training programmes, recruitment drives and reward packages often becoming victims of the downturn. Although organisations often recognise the impact of these cuts on employee morale, there is an underlying assumption that this is a small price to pay to protect the bottom line.

In sharp contrast, other organisations have adopted a longer term perspective – identifying key people capabilities that will elevate business performance and then targeting investment accordingly. By directing spend towards their essential people capabilities across the employee lifecycle, businesses have benefitted from greater return on investment and motivated those critical employee groups who help them ‘win’ in the marketplace.

DeAnne Aguirre and a select group of business leaders lead an informal breakfast to discuss fresh thinking on developing breakthrough people capabilities. A central discussion point focussed on how to identify and develop the essential people capabilities that can help your organisation succeed.

DeAnne is an expert in talent effectiveness and leadership, and has advised senior executives on their strategic people challenges. An accomplished speaker and writer, DeAnne has contributed to numerous Strategy&’s thought leadership articles. During the course of the breakfast, she shared her insights and ideas on this interesting topic. The discussions focussed on:

  • Identifying your essential people capabilities
  • Understanding success strategies
  • Delivering results
  • Embedding and sustaining the people capability.

By directing spend towards their essential people capabilities across the employee lifecycle, businesses have benefitted from greater return on investment and motivated those critical employee groups who help them ‘win’ in the marketplace.