Learning goals for this aptitude

– Understand why design is important to talent optimization.
– Be able to list and describe the four activities associated with the design aptitude.
– Use the associated talent optimization maturity model to identify an organization’s level of maturity for the design aptitude.

Design is part two of the four-part talent optimization discipline. This is where you’ll create and continuously evolve your people strategy.

Why design is important to talent optimization

Many companies cobble together employees without considering team dynamics, and they appoint leaders who might be excellent individual contributors but who lack the self-awareness and/or motivation needed to effectively inspire employees. When teams and leaders are designed ad hoc like this, results suffer. But when the design of the organization, its leadership, its team dynamics, and its culture are approached intentionally and strategically—supported by people data—companies have a much better chance of achieving their desired business objectives.

The design aptitude is composed of four activities