I love this! What a creative application of people analytics. (And it’s clear by the number of comments on this piece that others found it compelling as well.)
I found the point on skill gaps particularly thought provoking. As you say, it has been decades since NASA’s last flight — meaning it is unclear which skills exactly NASA needs. I wonder how NASA goes about identifying those skills. Perhaps they identify proxy organizations whose data they take to understand their own? As a follow up — what could possibly be a proxy to NASA!?
Thanks for this really interesting post.