The under utilization of employees by leaders can create tension and dissatisfaction in workers. Workers who feel their talents are not being utilized become disillusioned with their organization and may look for another organization that will make them feel more useful by employing the skills and talents that their current organization may be ignoring or unaware of their existence.
Leaders would benefit themselves and their organization if before they look for talent outside of their organization they look inward to see what talent may exist from within the organization.
The cost of turnover in personnel far exceed the savings and benefits of using the talents that exist within your organization. Leaders should continuously encourage their colleagues to excel and share their knowledge with others. Be the change you want to see in your organization. Encourage others in the organization to take the bushel basket off of their talents and let them shine. Your organization will be better because your people will feel they are part of the vision and mission of the organization.