Lets imagine that you have recently assessed your companys talent, and that you found plenty of high-performing executives and employees. Yet somehow your companys overall performance isnt where it should be all those A players just arent getting the job done. Why?
The fact is, it isnt enough just to hire the best. If you want to boost the productivity of your organizations human capital, you also have to deploy those high performers effectively put them to work so they can deliver the results theyre capable of. One of the most effective methods of deployment Ive seen is to create all-star teams. Teams like these are a kind of force multiplier: if you group (say) three individuals from your list of A players into a team, youll typically get more than three times the output.