Talent = Competence X Commitment X Contribution

The Hindu | Sep 28, 2009
By: D. Murali

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it, says William Bernbach. Likewise, when it comes to organisational performance, success is a matter of talent, say the authors of a new book on human resources, ‘HR Transformation’ (www.tatamcgrawhill.com).

Observing that one may get lost in the multitude of programmes and investments made to attract, retain and upgrade talent, the authors – Dave Ulrich, Justin Allen, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger, and Mark Nyman – suggest a deceptively simple formula for transforming HR practices: Talent = Competence X Commitment X Contribution.