Many companies spread their talent around, hoping that will improve the organization’s overall effectiveness. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work very well.
Talented people are more productive, especially when it comes to getting complicated things done. Surveys by leading consulting firms show that high performers can be over nine times more productive when engaged in complex activities, and strategy execution is almost always complex.
Concentrate your best people on getting the most important things done. You get dual benefits from doing this. You will get important things done more quickly, and your most talented people will be more engaged and productive when they get to work closely with other talented people.