Individuality VS Collaboration By Phillip
By Nadiya on Jul 30, 2014
The past month – lots of sleepless nights, national pride, arguments with friends and fans, constant questioning of referee’s decisions and ability of coaches, blaming players and lack of team chemistry. And of course mistaking anger, poor decisions and moments of insanity to passion for football. Yes, the World Cup – an event that stops the world, brings nations together – the world stage to showcase some of the worlds top talent, putting football clubs across the world into a bidding and recruiting frenzy to secure this talent.
Watching each match, whether in the group stages, knock out or finals we see individual brilliance from players that can steer a team to victory – or teams that have excellent team chemistry, working in unison to work towards the same goal and team glory.
So, from witnessing these matches can Campus Recruitment take a page from the World Cup? When targeting talent, are we looking for brilliant individual players that may or may not fit into the teams culture? Or are we looking for those team players that can work in unison with the rest of the team and work towards the same goals (figuratively of course)?
We can see from the World Cup, you have national teams filled with individual super star after super star, who might not necessarily work well with each other – and you have teams that bond so well and work well with each other, and are accountable for each other, may do better as a team and will grow together as a team.
As a Campus Recruiter, targeting just ‘top talent’ or ‘brilliant individuals”, based purely on merit may not be best practice. When approaching it from a holistic point of view – perhaps it’s better practice to take a step back, evaluate the current team and culture and hire those that of course have the technical skills and merits to be successful in your organization, but more importantly will be able to gel with the team, grow with the team and not to ultimately change the culture that we have worked hard to instil.
So just like the coaches and selection/recruiting staff for the World Cup, perhaps we need to think about who we target for our common goals and not that of an individual.
With so much to offer, why not Oracle?