The Talent Workshop “Navigating Talent in a VUCA World”
In a first of its kind initiative, HR and Talent Practitioners in Mumbai converged on 30th September 2015 for the Talent Workshop “Navigating Talent in a VUCA World”
Conceived and led by the Talent Management work stream of the HR Committee, this Workshop was facilitated with the objective of bringing together HR and talent thought leadership and co-create a framework for managing talent in our workplaces of the future. The workshop was well attended and senior management participants represented a cross section of industry from across BFSI, consulting, retail, technology and information services sectors. The workshop was kicked off with a presentation from the Talent work stream, covering the various macro trends in the environment, their impact on the emerging workplace of the future, the talent challenges faced by organizations, the shifts required to move from the current to the future and the best practices employed by organizations to equip themselves for navigating talent management effectively.
Post this, the participants were introduced to the Talent Management Framework that is being developed as a talent management ready-reckoner for organizations, and were segregated into smaller break-out groups to brainstorm on the challenges and come up with their recommendations for managing talent of the future. As the participants, had already been familiarized with the Framework through a pre-work mechanism, they were quick to leverage the opportunity to share, discuss and define strategies for the talent management of tomorrow.
After animated discussions and exchange of best practices within the break-out subgroups, each of the sub-groups presented their ideals to the larger group facilitating further discussion and augmentation.
The workshop, which ran well over 3 hours achieved two critical outcomes:
- Consolidating the Talent Management approach and best practices of a set of companies
- Building the blue-print for Talent Management practices for the future in the form of a Talent Management Framework, through the collective input and experience of over 20 HR and talent practitioners.
The Talent Work stream plans to build further on the Framework by bringing together business leaders and managers of Talent in a similar workshop, to test and reaffirm the recommendations of this workshop and is scheduled for November 2015.