A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that CEOs in Silicon Valley are a lot better-informed than most Americans.
Nearly three-quarters of them said that they knew at least one person who had a job with the tech giant.
This suggests that, in some cases, they were doing a better job of communicating what they were learning to their co-workers.
“I was surprised at the number of CEOs that I knew in the tech sector who were able to communicate their value proposition to the people who were there,” said Peter L. Shuklin, who teaches marketing at Stanford University and is director of the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
“And it’s something I’ve always wondered about.
One of the biggest issues companies have to grapple with is how to get people to use their talent. “
The question I think is, if you are a CEO, how much of that can you do by just talking to your peers?”
One of the biggest issues companies have to grapple with is how to get people to use their talent.
In some cases this means getting them to share their thoughts on the company, the job, or something else important.
Companies need to know that a big part of how they attract new talent is through their product and its value proposition.
It can be a huge challenge, particularly in a market where people are still figuring out the nuances of what it means to be a good CEO.
“It’s difficult for the CEO to get a big group of people to understand what it is they are really getting,” said Dan M. Zweibel, a professor of marketing at the University of California, Berkeley.
“I don’t think a CEO needs to be an expert in that.
It’s a very general way to understand a person.”
For the most part, it’s harder for CEOs to understand the value of their teams.
“CEOs need to be able to explain the value proposition of a team to the outside world,” said Shukin.
“If you can understand what you’re doing and what people are looking for in the company and how they’re being compensated, then you can sell your product better,” he said.
“You’re more likely to be more successful if you have a strong understanding of what you are doing,” he added.
Companies can also benefit from giving employees a sense of what they’re doing.
When employees see the numbers and stats behind a company’s success, they can decide how much they value their time and focus on the business.
“For the CEO, they’re really going to have to be doing a lot of thinking about what the company is all about,” said Zweiber.
“What are they trying to do?
How can they help the company succeed?”