Future-fit? Game Changing HR
New research led by Prof Adrian Furnham and Dr John Mervyn-Smith sheds light on a special group of talent with the vision and drive to positively disrupt our personal and organisational futures. This group accelerates evolution at every level. They see round challenges with original ideas and approaches, and spot novel or unusual opportunity. They have appetite for risk and a high drive to initiate change. We call this group the Game Changers. But Game Changers can also be perceived as disruptive and hard-headed, the research found. Organisations are struggling to bring their much-needed innovation potential to fruition. The new research into Game Changers also shows us this:
‘Solo Game Changers or innovation heroes will not produce the competitive edge we need for what lies ahead. We need to think about the collection of individuals who, together, can accelerate evolution at every level.’
We need to change the way we approach talent for the future. To continue with elitist approaches to talent management, searching out those who can climb our traditional corporate ladders, is foolish. But to focus only on recruiting and engaging solo Game Changers is also risky. Game Changing outputs are secured by Game Changing Teams. Each individual must play to their own strength within a team, with an awareness of what that is and how to build it.
The Game Changer research unearthed five key roles that make up a Game Changing Team, which led to the development of an Index to measure them. This forward-thinking and practical approach assists us to form and develop the kind of teams we need for future-fit organisations, the ones that can drive the future.
The GC Index® and Roles
The GC Index® is a set of questions answered online. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Unlike other assessments, the GC Index® does not measure personality type, skills or a ‘way of being in the world’. It measures how we like to contribute in role and assists individuals and teams to increase their impact. The Personal and Team Profile Reports generated provide individual development suggestions around influence, creativity, innovation and leadership, as well as surface team and organisational development insights.
The Index overturns elitist models around talent. It focuses on output, not level or the ability to climb the corporate ladder. It concentrates on impact regardless of gender, personality, race, age or level in the organisation. HR, OD, Business Leaders, isn’t it time we adopted new models, and disrupt what we have done before? Are you ready to build your future fitness, to disrupt yourself, to develop your influence and impact at work?
What do the teams look like in your organization? Are they future-fit, innovative? Are your people playing to their strengths? And bringing that closer to home, are you part of a Game Changing HR Team? Are you playing to your strengths?
The IPM has secured Gaylin Jee, the first accredited GCologist in South Africa, to address you at the 60th IPM Annual Convention. She will present research findings and case studies on how the GC Index® is being used with individuals and teams locally and abroad. If you are ready to Change your Game and build your impact, you should attend. Gaylin will be issuing a limited number of free GC Index® links to attendees of her session on Tuesday afternoon. You are only eligible if you attend the session.
To read more about Game Changer thinking and the GC Index®, click here.
To order your copy of the informative and light touch research reports, click here.
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