Whenever someone describes themselves, as a “worker”, it really grates on my teeth. It is really a word, that does not suit the “current best practice”, I’m also uncomfortable with the word “employee”. Can you imagine Cristiano Ronaldo, describing himself as an “employee of Real Madrid football club, or Lebron James, describing himself, as a “worker” of Cleveland Cavaliers.
People would just laugh at you.
Technically it might be correct,that they are contracted as any employee or worker, because they don’t own the clubs, but we all know they are much more than that. They are the “heart and soul” of the organization. Yes, there are directors,and CEOs behind the scenes, but a club is what it is because of these stars.
In this next series, I’m going to talk about why talent matters, in the work place,and that ultimately it is the battle for talent and skills that will decide whether your organization will be a success, and ultimately whether your country will succeed, to deliver prosperity for you, in the 21st century.
There is no problem, that will arise in your business, that cannot be solved, if you have access to the right talent and skills…Nothing, absolutely nothing!
The days of employees, and workers are over, in future when you meet someone, you will not say to them, “where do you work?”, but “who do you play for?”
There will be no such thing, as an “Human Resource” Manager or “Personal” Manager. These are archaic concepts belonging to a bye gone age, when (mostly) men, were employed to use their hands. We will instead talk of “Talent Managers”.
Just as every fan of a good sports team, frets about the recruitment of talented players to a team, so will those associated with businesses.
Its all about “talent and skills” now.
To be continued…