When you recognise the meticulous planning that’s gone into many great endeavours, you realise that human achievement usually isn’t a leap of faith or a stroke of luck. It’s a carefully crafted system.
Whether it’s landing on the moon or developing the Internet, every giant leap forward was the result of men and women of great capacity who strove to go further, faster, higher than others before them. That’s the kind of talent your organisation needs to achieve its goals. But finding the right talent, ensuring that it’s used efficiently, and understanding its dynamic effect on your business should never be a shot in the dark.
In high-performance businesses, CIO’s work with HR to ensure that managers and workers have the systems and information they need to accomplish what raw talent alone cannot.