What is TO?

What is Talent Optimization?

A team is only as strong as its people. You might have a cutting-edge business strategy, but what good is it if your people aren’t in tune with each other or the strategy they’re pursuing? 

The essence of talent optimization is aligning people strategy with business strategy—and that begins with taking an intentional and data-driven approach to getting the people part right.


How do you Lead with TO?

Talent optimization is a four-part discipline that details what’s required for aligning your business strategy and your people strategy so you can achieve your desired business results.

At the core of talent optimization is the collection, analysis, and application of people data.

There are Four
Talent Optimization Aptitudes.


Create and evolve your people strategy and be ready the work ahead.


Use people data insights to hire top talent and build high-performing teams.


Let people data drive important employee-oriented activities.


Measure your people data, analyze that data, and take action to improve results.

Accelerate Talent Optimization

Team Training

Career Acceleration

Leadership Development

Why is TO needed?

Companies create a business strategy and determine what business results they want to achieve—but then they glaze over the critical “people” work that should be happening in between. They fail to intentionally, consistently, and strategically design high-performing teams and company culture. They fail to manage people in a way that pushes them to be their best. And they fail to make intelligent human capital investments despite proof that employees must be invested in and developed to maximize ROI. 

Who’s responsible for TO?

Business leaders sometimes believe anything related to talent management should be delegated to HR professionals.  

But many times, HR team members don’t have the knowledge or resources needed to successfully close the talent optimization gap. This is why you, as a strategic business leader, need to step up and take responsibility for putting your talent in the optimal position to get the results you want. 


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