Digital has impacted each and every facet of our work and life. But how far-reaching are these effects? As part of the HiPo week which focuses on HiPos and HiPo programs, People Matters for the first time organized a Twitter debate to take a hard look at what has changed or not changed for HiPos in the digital age.
Have the competencies needed by the HiPos changed or has their role changed under the impact of the digital? What about the fundamental methodology of assessing and identifying the HiPos, the methodology/ interventions to develop HiPos or keeping them engaged? Most important, do the business expectations from HiPos remain unchanged in the Digital Age?
It is this set of mysteries which the expert panel of guests including Raj Karunakaran, Global HR Leader, Cargill Business Services; Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, People Matters; Ashish Jain, VP – Consulting Services, Right Management India; Sumit Neogi, HR Leader, Reliance Industries Limited; Subir Verma, Head HR & IR Tata Power; and Prakash Pandey, Talent Strategist, Right Management aimed to demystify in this debate, giving their views for or against the statements.
Here’s a compilation of tweets from the session which shed light on the interesting debate.
Statement 1: The competencies needed by the HiPos remain same in the Digital Age.
Statement 2: The fundamental methodology of assessing and identifying the HiPos remain unchanged in the Digital Age.
Statement 3: The role of the HiPos remains the same in the Digital Age.
Statement 4: The medium of keeping HiPos engaged in the Digital Age remains unchanged.
Statement 5: The methodology/interventions do develop HiPos remains unchanged in the Digital Age.
Statement 6: The business expectations from HiPos remain unchanged in the Digital Age.