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Hopefully, the above will give you a better understanding of how you can easily incorporate stretch assignments into your leadership development programs. Having an objective way to quantify your leadership candidates’ strengths and opportunities for development is a good place to start.
This data provides a great foundation to help each candidate to: They can then use this information to identify stretch assignments that will benefit them and their organization.
Many of our clients have had success with shifting the responsibility for identifying and selecting the opportunities to the candidates themselves.
The advantages to having candidates drive this process includes: It is impossible to overestimate the potential of the right Stretch Assignment to contribute to the development of your leadership candidates.
That’s because the team member will understand exactly what you expect of them before they start work.
People perform at a higher level when they are accountable for deliverables and that is the key to consistent project success.
Remarks Although the Team Assignment Pool field is available for local projects, it is only useful when working with an enterprise project through Project Server.
Bersin & Associates defines a stretch assignment as a project or task given to employees which is beyond their current knowledge or skills level in order to “stretch” employees developmentally.