Ensuring You Have The Right People in the Right Jobs in Your Business

By Kevin Chandler

By Kevin Chandler

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

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Ensuring you have the right people in the right positions in your business.

July 2018

Jim Collins, renowned strategy expert and author, and one of the world’s great thinkers in the business arena, first came to prominence with his book “Good to Great”. His book reveals 12 points that are found in great companies. I would like to focus on his third point – “get the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus) before you figure out where to drive it. He makes the point of “the sheer rigour needed in people decisions in order to take a company from good to great”.

Management guru Peter Drucker adds:
“People decisions are so long lasting in their consequence and so difficult to unmake. Yet, executives make poor promotion and staffing decisions. By all accounts their batting averages are one-third of such decisions turn out right; one- third are minimally effective; and one-third are out right failures.”

AbilityMap brings practical solutions you can deploy within your company that get you on the road to being a great company – by having the right people in the right seats on the bus.

Effectively recruiting people of exceptional talent that fit within your culture is a clear way to maintain an advantage. Recruiting is probably the single most essential requirement for building a great company. Leaders of companies that go from good to great don’t start with “where” but with “whom.” They get the right people and put them in the right seats.”

Think of your business as a bus and you as a bus driver. The bus, your company, is at a standstill, and it’s your job to get it going. You must decide where you’re going, how you’re going to get there, and who’s going with you.

Leaders of companies that go from good to great start with “whom.” By getting the right people on and the wrong people off the bus. Then they get the right people in the right seats and stick with that discipline—first the people, then the direction—no matter how dire the circumstances.

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