Organizational Assessment

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 in Assessment, Blog | 0 comments

You Don’t Have to be a Psychometrician, but…If you are using or plan to use an individual or organizational assessment, you must be assessment-savvy!Assessment is increasingly used to hire the right person, pinpoint opportunities for growth, and offer 360-degree feedback. There are countless types of assessment instruments that provide feedback on individual and group competencies, behaviors, personalities, and styles. Some even dig deeper to...

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Implementing is easy. Involvement is tougher.

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Assessment, Solutions | 0 comments

Are you thinking about launching a 360-degree assessment? Implementation is relatively easy: Clarify what you want to assess – the competencies, behaviors, and skills associated with the jobs people perform Select the people you want to assess (feedback recipients) and those who will provide the feedback (responders) Buy or develop the assessment instrument (we advocate customized assessments but you can buy one off the shelf as well) Set...

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Allow Yourself to Be Surprised

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Assessment, Solutions | 0 comments

If you’re performing well and your relationships seem harmonious – you might feel comfortable asking your peers and manager for their feedback. If you’re not meeting deadlines, producing poor quality output, and your relationships seem strained – you might hesitate to ask for feedback. In fact, both of these situations warrant feedback from others. If you’re feeling on top of your game, you might be surprised that others...

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Don’t Break the Chain! Feedback is a Missing Link

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Assessment, Solutions | 0 comments

So you’ve gone to great lengths to create your vision, mission, strategies, and values. You’ve communicated them (or at least you’ve tried!) to those who will perform the work – your managers and employees. After a while, you start to wonder… Why can’t they execute the strategy? Why is there conflict between groups? Why can’t we manage to stay within budget? Why are we lagging in sales performance? Why are we...

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