Our third topic in the blog challenge is “I’ve got skills” , the task is to blog about the skills we wish we had. I do wish I was a bit more into detail, and that it wasn’t something I had to work at all the time.
But then, if I was a very detailed person, some of my other skills would suffer. How can you be a big picture thinker, if you are worried about the detail? (Said a little bit tongue in cheek)
Traditionally systems in organisations focus on “fixing” weaknesses. Performance management and training needs identify the gaps and develop plans to bridge them. We spent a lot of time wishing people were better at the things they were not so good at.
But in recent years the conversations have been about building on strengths. This is a much more positive way to build your team. By encouraging people to go far in the areas they are good at can only be good for your organisation.