By Denis Brousseau, Vice President & Global Leader, Organization & People, IBM Global Business Services
In this new global era the business of leadership and understanding your workforce’s capabilities have come to the forefront. We live in an increasingly borderless world. Instrumented, interconnected and intelligent systems connect people and organizations in ways we never thought possible just 20 years ago.
Today, IBM launched an in-depth look into these challenges and trends, with the 2010 Global Chief Human Resource Officer Study (CHRO), based on insights from 700 HR leaders from 61 countries who discussed workforce priorities and the progress their organizations are making within the industry.
In the study findings, we identified three key themes for how CHROs can continue to develop and deploy talent in diverse areas around the globe at an accelerated rate as the workforce dynamics continue to change. The key themes include the need to cultivate creative leaders, capitalizing on collective intelligence and mobilizing for speed and flexibility.
While many of the executives surveyed are leading programs that are positively impacting their organization’s bottom line, we also found some interesting gaps such as:
- Only 1 in 3 believe they are effectively developing leaders
- 78% say they’re not collaborating and sharing knowledge effectively across the organization
- Just 31% think they’re good at rapidly developing new workforce skills and capabilities
From analyzing this broad base of input, we developed solid recommendations that we believe will enable organizations to work more effectively across functional silos, institutional boundaries, generational divides and all the other boundaries that are inhibiting improved business performance.
As organizations and businesses are looking to expand their markets and offerings, what do you think are some of the challenges and obstacles and what can HR do to help?
To download a copy of the 2010 Global CHRO Study please visit http://www.ibm.com/chrostudy
And for more, please visit the IBM Human Capital Management solutions.