In their best-selling book, First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman write, “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” It’s simple, it’s true, and it highlights the importance of ensuring managers have the insights and support they need to be effective leaders within your organization.
When mapping out your plan for a successful 2017, consider the role today’s technology can play in building tomorrow’s leaders. If 2016 was the year you embraced predictive analytics, go a step farther in 2017 with prescriptive analytics.
Maybe a manager has identified a future top performer who has the potential, but needs an engagement boost. Prescriptive analytics help managers answer the all-important question of “what next?” and then take the right actions to better connect with—that is, better lead—employees.
In a true win-win for your organization and your people, both manager and employee benefit from this renewed focus on development and engagement.