The Tyranny of the Status Quo

The Tyranny of the Status Quo

Organizations are failing their people by creating — and losing — an imaginary war for talent.

Since McKinsey & Co. published “The War for Talent” more than two decades ago, organizations have run amuck trying to figure out the right recipe for ranking, attracting and retaining the “right” people. Let me be heretical: This is a waste of time.

The problem is not getting the “right” people; the problem is that most organizations take incredibly able, smart people and then make them stupid. Deep in their core, in local teams, organizations unwittingly “domesticate” people to certain ways of working. Some people flourish….READ MORE