Chapter 42Multiplying Talent for High Performance

David Smith, Managing Director, Talent & Organization PerformanceElizabeth Craig, Research FellowAccenture

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCES OF VALUE FOR ANY ORGANIZATION TODAY IS ITS people, from current and future leaders to frontline employees. In a global knowledge economy, organizations depend more than ever on the capabilities, creativity, and engagement of their people. Competitive success is increasingly a function of an organization’s ability to leverage each employee’s unique talents while creating opportunities for people to interact, communicate, and collaborate. These new success factors have elevated the strategic importance of talent for virtually every organization.

Yet few organizations ...

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