Innovation Articles

By Noelle K. Newhouse, M.S.; Barbara O. Lewis, Ph.D.; John W. Jones, Ph.D.

Strategic Talent Management: Assessment As a Foundation Next Generation Strategy in the Ongoing Talent War


Although published in 2004, this is a relevant article for businesses who seek to build an open innovation team in a time when open-minded talent is in demand. The white paper begins with the assertion that in the early 1900’s only 17 percent of a company’s workforce required the knowledge necessary to grow the business. Today, that figure has surpassed the 60 percent mark. A McKinsey report in 2000 stated that managing the talent pool is one of the top three challenges facing successful businesses.