businesses say that people are their key resource but then spend more
time preparing plans, justifying capital projects, or attend meetings
than assessing and developing their people. People are the only means of
adding value, improving quality, and creating innovation. If you want
people to be flexible, take calculated risks, and commit their time and
talent to the business, you must show an interest in them and their
development. Most managers have worked their way up the business by
demonstrating their ability as functional experts. They have received
little or no training in organizational design that, in the final
analysis, will be more critical to their success than their functional
skills. Placing people with the right skills and behavior in the correct
job is one of the most important jobs of management, and will have more
of an impact on the effectiveness of the organization than any other
task they perform. The TEAMS Group assists our customer in
organizational design and development in the following areas:
Utilizing information from the Benchmark Surveys and other generally
recognized publications on staffing for the school district, the TEAMS
Group will build a computerized model, based on the functional area’s
profile, to project the number of academic, technical, support,
administrative, supervisory, and managerial staff required. The TEAMS
Group will work with the management team to develop the model’s
control parameters. Savings will be determined by comparing the
baseline survey data against the model’s projections.
The TEAMS Group has developed comprehensive staffing models based on
studies and industry standards, and have applied “customer-specific”
variables to each standard to obtain the most comprehensive model on
the market. Our models are a very effective tool for manpower
requirements planning and “right-sizing.”
Feedback is power. The TEAMS Group will customize a 360-degree
feedback process for the school district. This process will generate
feedback from peers, supervisor, direct reports (where applicable),
and customers. From these results, a detailed development plan is
prepared for each individual.
A process of getting feedback from your boss, peers, subordinates, and
customers (the 360 degrees of people surrounding each person in every
organization) is extremely powerful in creating high performance. The
TEAMS Group’s automated 360-degree feedback assessment process is the
most sophisticated on the market for simple-to-understand yet
comprehensive reports and individual development plans.
organizational objectives are a function of both skills and behavior.
Using a psychometric instrument we will measure behavioral traits,
thinking style and occupational interests to develop profiles for key
All people use some combination of these behaviors to create the
results they want. Some behaviors are more effective than others in
creating specific results. The benefits from the use of this
assessment tool include:
Creating individualized assessments of behavioral strengths.
Identifying areas for personal development.
Improving management and role effectiveness.
Planning appropriate coaching strategies.
more effective problem solving and communications skills.