Reimaging Talent Management through Adaptive Performance in the Next Normal
Keywords:Adaptive Performance, New Normal, Talent Management, Transformational Leadership
AbstractDeveloping and retaining employees who are adaptable and demonstrate resilience is one of the major talent management challenges leaders are facing. In the Next normal when Organisations are dealing with new challenges post the pandemic there is a need to revisit how employee performance would be assessed. While the traditional approach has been to focus on task performance, in the current dynamic environment there is a need to develop and retain a workforce who are more adaptable and demonstrate resilience. Based on the need to deal with challenges and changes associated with Talent Management in the current, the study suggests the need to integrate adaptive measures of performance to be competent to perform in the future. The study draws attention to the importance of focusing on a performance management system as a talent management strategy to realize business value and reward the individual contribution of employees. Drawing on existing literature through a systematic review of existing studies the research identifies dimensions of adaptive performance and interventions by transformational leaders that can facilitate these behaviours and performance. The interventions are aimed at developing collaboration among employees, learning, adaptability and dealing with uncertain and complex situations. These interventions can support leaders to develop themselves as leaders to help Organisations to prepare for change. The managerial implications of the interventions are discussed and future areas of research are identified.
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