Along with job descriptions, each position across the organization should have competencies outlined for that specific role. Competencies are one’s ability to do something successfully or efficiently. Common competencies for a role are one’s knowledge, skills, ability, and personal characteristics that allow them to perform a particular job well.
Understanding what competencies would make an individual successful in a role, then matching those to an employee’s capability to do that role, is a critical exercise when reviewing talent.
With the shift in organizational goals and macro environment, understandably some roles will have to change. Having clear competencies required of these altered roles, and mapping them to the skill-sets of each of your employees will help you re-align your organization and put the best people on each of these roles.
The real work comes in when there are gaps in your current employees’ skill sets, this is where you would want to look at training and development plans for your team, and reskill/upskill them accordingly.