Protecting Human Capital

Responsys

Dan Springer, CEO of Responsys, shares tactics for nurturing and protecting human capital. Springer argues that managers often make the mistake of giving unrewarding but urgent work to their best performers, which is a short term strategy that can lead to burnout and the loss of a company's best human capital. Instead, managers and entrepreneurs should focus on the long term and give their most rewarding tasks to star performers in order to nurture and protect them, because ultimately these team members provide the most value to the company.