According to a survey of more than 450 organizations, the term “high potentials” is not universally accepted.
Here are “Agree” responses to the following statements:
>> We have no problem using “high potentials.” 27%
>> We are aware of the negative connotation of “high potentials,”
but have yet to find a better term. 18%
>> We do not use “high potentials. 42%
When asked how selection of high-potentials programs are seen by employees, here is the breakdown of responses:
>> As fair and even-handed 14%
>> As flawed, but well-intentioned 24%
>> As partial and political 34%
The survey was conducted by AMA Enterprise.
—More info: American Management Association, www.amanet.org