Just 17% of senior decision-makers say their company knows and develops its top-performing employees.
Do you ever feel invisible – as if your good work is not being distinguished from that of your peers? You are not alone. Senior execs admit they’re failing to pinpoint top performers and compensate them appropriately, according to a new survey report from SuccessFactors Inc. and Accenture. Managers also cop to falling short in communicating mission-critical goals. Part of the blame falls on the leaders themselves; the lack of sound ways of measuring performance also is implicated. But modern to organizational structure plays a role, too. Most companies today have fewer than six levels of management, compared to 15 levels a generation ago – a change driven in some part by technology. These layers are disconnected from one another, leading to less mentoring and nurturing of talent. Fortunately, social-media tools may shift this dynamic, as a bottom-up flow of opinion and innovation helps top performers stand out. About 450 senior execs took part in the research. For more about the report, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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