12 Feb 2016 06:00 | by Max Loh
To say we live in an increasingly complex world is an understatement. The challenges facing our economy and businesses are myriad. What’s certain is that no one alone will have the best answers; collective wisdom within each organisation is needed to arrive at the best solutions.
A future-ready economy must be an innovation-driven one, and the same goes for businesses. If we accept the premise that innovation is essential to creating sustainable growth, and that innovation depends on harnessing talent, then it is in every company’s best interest to fully utilise and optimise talent in all its forms.
And since boards are accountable for the oversight of risks, including those relating to talent management, then boards must be concerned with the talent and diversity agenda.