When developing a culture, you must first know what kind of culture you want to build. The next step is to define the talent management strategy in an integrated way. Third, there must be alignment with the business leadership through processes and tools that allow you to be a contributing member of that group and be part of all discussions.
Leadership plays a crucial role in building this culture. Leaders at Microsoft are held accountable through performance metrics and a career model. They also participate in decision making, participate in leader conducted development and sponsor succession planning, onboarding and high potential programs. The level of commitment of these sponsorships goes beyond voicing support to include close discussions, tracking and feedback for the programs.
“I’m grateful to be in this network. The calls I had with other members gave me the information I needed to move my project forward.”Annette RollsLeadership Development Program Designer, Boeing
“We were able to realize almost immediate value—in terms of definitively quantifiable savings—by implementing the concepts introduced during this [Art of Negotiation] program.”Ken MurphyEVP of Sales and Operations, Mattress Firm
“In my particular case, I certainly care about the HR functions, but that’s not why I wake up every day. I care about advancing the ball down the field with our people’s professional development skills and knowledge. You guys focus 100% on the learning piece, and that’s what I like.”Jim StewartCLO, Teradata