A talented colleague walked into her staff room just as several tenured workers discussed a recent corporate proposal to consider top talent as equal to tenure in the organization.
Over my dead body…
– one hardliner snapped – and others staunchly agreed that talents had no place in discussions – compared to workers who earned tenure.
The idea was that people were promised that tenured workers could count on an assurance of workplace security.
My question is:
Why do rewards for talent threaten so many tenured workers?
What do you think? Which is best? Will tenure or talent better build cutting edge communities? Workplaces where innovation and wisdom act as two oars to row renewal forward? Would love to hear your observations and experiences.