Agility emerged as the ultimate differentiator during the pandemic. Businesses needed to pivot quickly to achieve operational continuity, and it was the fast-moving, flexible organizations that were most successful in making these changes.
As McKinsey’s Aaron De Smet notes, agility is about redesigning your organizational structure, creating new capabilities, and altering the way your business works. For many enterprises, that might mean taking a step away from traditional career models that can hold your people back and replacing them with a talent marketplace’s dynamic career pathing, which adapts as your business evolves.
Bowman describes how Metlife plans to use their own 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,” she explains.
Pelletier speaks of a similar strategy at Schneider Electric, and notes how workplace dispersion has only reinforced their platform’s importance. She says