Aug 22

How much is your best employee worth?

Authors: Michael Mankins, Alan Bird and James Root

“Top talent is an invaluable asset: In highly specialized or creative work, for instance, “A” players are likely to be six times as productive as “B” players,” notes this team of authors. They ask: “So when your company has a crucial strategic project, why not multiply all that firepower and have a team of your best performers tackle it?” and put forward the existing viewpoint: “The stars won’t be able to work with one another. They’ll drive the team leader crazy.” Mankins, Bird and Root recommend a change in thinking; a way in which to enable all-star teams do extraordinary work.

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