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Leadership Development Module 4, Chapter 2: Adopting a Portfolio Approach for Workforce Planning

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300772

Analyst(s): Diane Morello


A portfolio approach to workforce planning helps CIOs and business leaders view the makeup of their workforces (by outcomes, focal points, skills, expertise and knowledge) through lenses tuned toward benefits, risks and diversification.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Introduction to Portfolio Planning
    • Why Workforce Portfolio Planning Makes Sense
  • Workforce Portfolio Options
  • Workforce Portfolio Example 1: Run, Grow, Transform
    • Workforce Implications of Run the Business
    • Workforce Implications of Grow the Business
    • Workforce Implications of Transform the Business
  • Workforce Portfolio Example 2: IT Professional Domains
    • Portfolio Implications of the IT Professional Outlook
  • A Note About Long-Term Planning
  • Wrap-up

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