People are not your greatest asset

LONDON – At least that’s what this article in HBR states.  And they are right (yes it was a deliberately provocative headline, but it worked).  The point they make is that

It’s how you empower your people. Think about it. What is the primary purpose of a business organization? To assemble a group of people, who previously may have had no association, and empower them to accomplish productive work toward the organization’s objectives. More effective empowerment typically equals more productive work.

Yep.  Empowerment. Erm, engagement.

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