Strategy is About Solving Future Problems

Most companies don’t have HCM strategies. The tendency is to “fight fires” and jump from crisis to crisis. Without a strategy – a plan for the future – companies won’t be able to meet oncoming challenges without considerable difficulty.

My Brandon Hall Group colleague, David Wentworth, likes to point out a statistic from our learning technology research that highlights dissatisfaction with the LMS marketplace. In the study, we asked participants to rate various aspects of their current system. Number two on the list was “meets our current needs,” but all the way at the bottom of the list was “meets our future needs.”

In thinking about this, I considered just how much time we spend trying to solve today’s problems without ever looking into the future.

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