Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Talent Management

The Talent have feelings, ignore them at your peril.  Victoria Wood who I recently blogged about is miffed at being sidelined and having to deal with the anonymous BBC management.  Her example was they moved her Christmas Special from Christmas Day to Christmas Eve.  Yes it was the right decision - it probably wasn't strong enough to play out on Christmas Day BUT why didn't anybody bother to tell Victoria?

I have never avoided situations with the talent I managed.  It is ALWAYS best to keep them in the loop and be aware of their feelings, it's part of managing people generally.  What a sad thing that at the BBC  management hide behind the bureaucracy of the corporation and make decisions without thinking about the impact on the people who are involved.

So if there is a difficult decision to be made - a face-to-face open discussion is always the right thing to do. 

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