- Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:13 pm #3125
This ties in more with Steve's original post: (and Steve, feel free to add to another pool if need be) What if people were hired on a project or piece basis based upon specific talents and abilities. Now, I know this happens all the time: eg...when you refurbish a house, you hire a tile man for the counter...and a plumber for the toilet. In this case you are drawing from a building trade talent pool to get the best people for the job. So what I'm propsing is no different than this...except to apply it to new areas or maybe just think about it differently. Suppose you have a small store front business that makes widgets but these widgets are not really doing well and you think you may want to expand to sell glompies...but are not really even sure about that. You could hire a "clarifier"...and this clarifier...would do nothing more than help you see where you are right now. And this clarifier would write a report with recommendations...one of the recommendations, before you make any decision... might be to organize the business in a new way...(which may even involve cleaning up the business) You would then hire an organizer...a creative guy or gal that knows all of the ways and products to assist in this) Now, at this point, a solution to the owner's problem may have been reached...working in a new, organized, efficient envornment may have inspired the owner to stay with widgets...or introduce a new product on his own. The clarifier and organizer merely helped him to "see" and realize what he already had...and with this quickly came a new, inspired decision-making capability that was before hidden. The other point here...is that the clarifier and organizer have found a niche...real work! And maybe these two specialists before were stuck in some job...maybe the organizer was trying to sell real estate and the clarifier was teaching first grade and neither one were either good at it or liked it. But since they made a list of talents-interests, they both were able to hone in on them and make a living in an area that utilized their talents! I can envision an employment agency that offered these specialists on a project basis. Now I used claifying and organizing as these are two talents I have...but there must be hundreds more...or there could be even subsets...eg: different types of clarifiers...Anyway...that's all for now. Jim.