Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the 5 people we spend most of the time with and what we see in most organizations proves him right. The performance level of each individual is directly influenced by the performance level of the team she or he belongs to. Therefore, when assessing teams of managers, talents or successor it is important to support their development not only individually, but also as a system, as a team.
A talent, succession or leadership audit can help you increase awareness not only of the individual strengths and vulnerabilities, but also of the common strength and vulnerability themes across a population that is supposed to work together in order to increase organizational performance. Taking into account this systemic perspective is critical for maximizing the benefits of existing complementarities and converting individual into collective success.
What we do is connect these common themes as outlined by the assessment results with the business objectives and the expectations of key stakeholders in order to create a space for collective development that delivers tangible results for the business. We then use a series of workshops to impart relevant methodologies and insights in business context and create a collective support system that increases accountability and ensures the continuous development of the respective group.