Watch out for the People Iceberg!


Good year? Figures strong? Nice bonuses all round? Enjoy and celebrate but watch out for the iceberg!

It’s fair to say that a great year and performance in business can be a trigger for complacency, meaning some companies miss seeing the iceberg until it’s too late.

Hitting the iceberg forces a retrospective and expensive effort to correct the damage!

So what could you hit, or hopefully miss?

We all know the world us changing due to technical and cultural advances. Consumers consume content in 140 characters, conversation is secondary to tapping on a device and workers want it all their own way!

So when you sit back and enjoy your last year, spare a thought for the next five. Failing to forecast is a forecast for failure, so make sure you continually evaluate how your workforce is changing, ageing and consuming.

  • Do you workforce plan?
  • Have you got a retirement bubble?
  • How does your workforce need to evolve to meet changing customer and industry demands?
  • Can your people technology and processes keep pace?
  • Can you recruit, manage, develop and maintain in line with what your workforce expects these days and in the future?

It’s a fascinating world and forecasting what’s round the corner is an interesting but costly dynamic if you don’t get it right!

For an informal conversation, or even an exploratory future state workshop, message me, email me or let’s go old school and speak on the phone :-).

Colin Minto, Founding Partner, Big Idea Talent, – +44 (0)7887 480142

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I am so proud to support KidsOut, the wonderful charity that in turn supports some of the UK’s most vulnerable kids.

If you don’t know KidsOut I implore you spend some time getting to know them –

Big Idea Talent, it’s Associates and it’s solution partners have all teamed up to add some extra bandwidth to KidsOut’s event promotion activity, which will result in some exciting innovations soon.

I am currently on the train home after the KidsOut Question of Sport Event in London which was absolutely outstanding. Well done to KidsOut and all involved for arranging such an amazing event and raising so much money to change young people’s lives for the better.