For generations, this is how technology worked: the IT department decided what the company needed, they built it or bought it, implemented it and went on to next bit of technology. Sometimes the business was consulted on what it needed and sometimes it wasn’t. IT was measured on…
By now you have all heard the gloom and doom surrounding the current talent shortage plaguing the economy, especially as it relates to high skilled and manufacturing jobs. While that may be true in very specific localized geographies, a recent report from Boston Consulting Group offers intriguing insights that apply beyond just manufacturing. Availability of the right talent at the right time (Competency Based Talent Management-CBTM or Talent Supply Chain Management-TSCM, take your pick) have been and will continue to be a major competitive differentiator for your company. However, depending on the educational system to be your supplier of talent is highly risky. Having worked on this issue for almost 2 decades gives me some license to opine.
Bangladesh is on the verge of a shrinking population!! Wow – what has this world come to and how did we get here? According to Doug Sanders, we might be at a tipping point in global population and may have hit “peak people”, just like peak oil (past the declining point of global supply-limn). He bases his assertions on a number of points which, if you agree with him, has tectonic (pardon the hyperbole) implications.