Elements of Development

Recruiting and retention are keeping a lot of people awake at night.



Are you investing in the development of your people?




Will you be the first or last organization to achieve this competitive edge?





The four key elements to overcoming this challenge are:
Competitive wages
Competitive benefits
A culture of participation
A commitment to development




Elements of Development

It feels like the requirements of success are consistently growing more and more challenging.  The pursuit of success requires two things: moving more quickly toward those requirements and getting there before anyone else.

Everything we do is the result of a process, and every process can be viewed through the lens of five critical requirements: 


The last three are reflections of our culture.  We'll talk more about that in our exploration of the leadership or cultural systems.

The first two, however, are specific to the process itself.  No matter the function, there are technical aspects of the process that are required to deliver the greatest value to our customers, and systems to gather and report data of our progress and success - the evidence of success.

Standard work and workplace organization (5S) help us to define the technical aspects of every process, and once defined can be used to evaluate and train the required skills building the necessary expertise to leads to success.

Familiarity and experience within the data systems also requires definition, evaluation, and intentional work to raise our level of expertise.  

Where are the objectives and processes associated with building the necessary talent in our teams?  

It has been said that the return on investment in developing our teams is immeasurable.  

Building and implementing your own development program is not an HR function when it comes to technical and systems knowledge.  Only the process owner has the background and experience to focus the necessary tie and resources on this work.

HR can support this by being just as intentional and committed to the last three, the common cultural elements.  

Where is your development work today?  Why would you neglect the greatest investment available to you and your team?

Management Systems


Accountability cycles focus attention on what is important through regular and frequent conversations about what is important.


The development cycles grow team capabilities aligned with what it takes to achieve what is important.


The capacity cycles identify and routinize what makes you successful in your role.


The model process / model role concept is realized when the intersection of all three cycles occurs in the management system.