Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Talent Under-Utilization: a damning indictment

The blogsite "Liquid Generation," yesterday -- January 22, 2008 --, had a damning indictment of talent utilization at a company we all know: Yahoo!:

"Yahoo - You've held back thousands of very talented people for the last 5 years, and prevented them from making the fullest use of their talents and insights. We would all be better off if these guys were freed from your shackles; keeping them inside your doors - working on dead-end projects and hamstrung by political infighting reminiscent of an industrial era monolith like GM - is by far the least productive use of their time.It is, ultimately, because your management is lame."

I don't know if this is really the case at Yahoo!, or not, but what I do know is that this is the sort of indictment that you don't want to have associated with your own leadership legacy!

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