Books Slideshow: Ten Qualities of a ?Lattice' Company

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-11-2012

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Development focuses on three key building blocks: technical skills, business knowledge and relational or creative problem solving abilities.

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Skills gaps are filled through targeted training and strategic lateral development.

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Lateral changes are perceived as value-development opportunities, not "dead end" propositions.

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Every employee is considered a viable candidate for a role transformation.

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Team performance establishes organizational value, not hierarchical positioning.

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Peer networks constantly alert talent about new products, projects or opportunities with high growth potential.

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Workers are encouraged to acquire additional professional certifications even if they don't result in promotions.

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The organization invests in - and aggressively encourages - the use of collaborative tech tools.

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Experienced talent is evaluated based upon the ability to peer coach.

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Staff development helps employees hone transferable skills.

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