Nurturing Talent: A Key To Success

Nurturing talent within a company creats more loyal, dedicated and persistence employees. It will also have positive impact on working culture, growth and commercial success


A poll conducted by Gallup, a performance-management consulting company showed that only 13 per cent of employees within an organisation were engaged truly in their tasks indicating that companies needs to create more nurturing environment at the workplace.

Nurturing talent is the only method for corps/businesses to reach the full potential and achieve greater heights.

Talking about the different sections of people including politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and professionals, S K Roongta Chairman & Independent Director, Bharat Aluminium Company and erstwhile Chairman of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said that people have different priorities. For politicians, the top priority is to get into power, for people in businesses, their top priority is how to earn more money. Similarly, for bureaucrats, ego satisfaction is their first priority. Lastly, for professionals, feeling empowered is really important for them.

As a part of nurturing talent, what was important 15-20 years ago, still has its relevance today in a greater sense. 'To feel empowered' is significant for everyone, says Roongta.

The second key element in nurturing talent is 'empathy'. Small changes can make great differences. Sharing one of his dinner experiences with his colleagues, Roongta recalled an incident when he asked his HR to provide packaged dinner to the truck drivers and in return, the drivers were overwhelmed by this gesture that they agreed to work for 24 hours without demanding any additional monetary compensation.

Thirdly, Roongta highlighted the importance of 'enjoyment at the workplace'. He emphasised that focusing more on employees' strengths than their weaknesses is the duty of the firm.

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