There are whole books written about Workforce Planning. I read them and enjoy them (maybe even more than I would like to admit). I will include a short list below for your reference.
So, what can be added to the body of thought leadership on this topic?
My former SWP colleague, Phil Mische and I got together (in person!) to discuss some elements of SWP and decided to create a video hitting on a handful of topics in rapid succession. We decided to call it "Lightning Round Learning."
As background, Phil and I worked together on successfully designing and implementing SWP at scale at a global financial services firm. It was an intense experience but was the greatest test of everything that I had wanted SWP to be. Nothing is perfection, especially in year one of a multi-year journey, but it was world-class SWP and we each have an abundance of learnings to share.
We listed out several topic ideas and then selected these in real-time, then hit each of them for a few minutes each:
- Operationalization of SWP
- Technology (data, tools, models)
- Granularity of Skills data
- Change Management
- Strategic v. Operational workforce planning
There is way more depth on each of these elements -- we could easily have filled most of a day unloading our experiences -- and there are many other elements of SWP that we didn't cover.
So, sit back and check out the video below. Then do these 2 things:
- Schedule time to chat with me on SWP, People Analytics, or One Model more generally. https://meetings.hubspot.com/nicholas-garbis
- Let me know what SWP elements you think we should cover in Part 2! You can message me here or post your comment to LinkedIn here.
Workforce Planning Book List: