Agility emerged as the ultimate differentiator during the pandemic. Businesses needed to pivot quickly to achieve operational continuity and fast-moving, flexible organizations were best equipped to respond to near-constant disruption.
In an effort to unlock agility, many enterprises are moving away from traditional work hierarchies and rigid career paths. Instead, these visionary organizations are embracing dynamic career pathing tools that put employees at the helm of their professional development.
Bowman describes how Metlife plans to use its talent marketplace to enhance career agility: “What we’re looking at doing is giving people a view into the possibilities. We think that’s going to be so much more valuable than having a perfectly planned out, linear career path.”
Pelletier speaks of a similar strategy at Schneider Electric, noting that workplace dispersion has only underscored the importance of dynamic technology like the talent marketplace.