PeopleTalk Podcast

#22 How do you balance high potential talent with those simply wanting to do their jobs?

March 11, 2021 Chris, Paul & Rachel chat about People (HR, L&D, Career Coaching & Recruitment) Season 2 Episode 22
PeopleTalk Podcast
#22 How do you balance high potential talent with those simply wanting to do their jobs?
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PeopleTalk Podcast
#22 How do you balance high potential talent with those simply wanting to do their jobs?
Mar 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 22
Chris, Paul & Rachel chat about People (HR, L&D, Career Coaching & Recruitment)

An ongoing theme in the world of people in the workplace is that of talent. We ourselves have talked around this subject quite a bit recently. Businesses are always on the look-out for their next rising star, or are putting considerable effort to talent development within their business. 

We discuss this from a slightly different angle today around the question that Paul poses....Is there anything wrong with 'just' being a 'worker'?  What does it mean to be an individual that is happy with their current position, and what does it mean for a business to have employees that don't have lofty aspirations of senior leadership?

As always we cover a range of views over the 20 minutes this week which included;

  • businesses should recognise that a team needs a core of solid, stable and reliable workers
  • As we every sports team, we need the 'water carriers', those who don't seek the spot light and turn out 7/10 every week
  • It's still ok to have a high performing culture and bring those in to the business that don't want to over achieve at every turn
  • How do you develop these individuals in a different way?
  • Leaders may need to learn that some people 'just' want to be solid at their current job




Show Notes

An ongoing theme in the world of people in the workplace is that of talent. We ourselves have talked around this subject quite a bit recently. Businesses are always on the look-out for their next rising star, or are putting considerable effort to talent development within their business. 

We discuss this from a slightly different angle today around the question that Paul poses....Is there anything wrong with 'just' being a 'worker'?  What does it mean to be an individual that is happy with their current position, and what does it mean for a business to have employees that don't have lofty aspirations of senior leadership?

As always we cover a range of views over the 20 minutes this week which included;

  • businesses should recognise that a team needs a core of solid, stable and reliable workers
  • As we every sports team, we need the 'water carriers', those who don't seek the spot light and turn out 7/10 every week
  • It's still ok to have a high performing culture and bring those in to the business that don't want to over achieve at every turn
  • How do you develop these individuals in a different way?
  • Leaders may need to learn that some people 'just' want to be solid at their current job