TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: Who Sees More Opportunities? Part 2

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In the last post we looked at the TMS Research focused on the QO2 Profile, specifically at organizational level and who sees things more as opportunities or obstacles. The graphics below illustrates that higher in the organizational hierarchy risk and change are seen more as opportunities than lower in the hierarchy. The question was asked why this might be so? … Read More

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: Who Sees More Opportunities?

Tom GibbonsOrganization Development, ResearchLeave a Comment

For this post we’re looking at the TMS research from the QO2 Profile (Quotient of Opportunities and Obstacles). This profile looks at our orientation to risk and change in organizations and do we see these things more as opportunities or obstacles. I really like this profile since the sub-scales can create some very rich conversation and considerations for moving forward … Read More

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: What’s Up With Motivation?!? Part 2

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In the last post we looked at the satisfaction and importance ratings for the Linking Skill, Motivation. As can be seen by the tables below from the TMS research material on the Linking Skills Profile the skill of Motivation ranks in the middle of importance and the lowest in satisfaction for the worldwide sample. The question was posed why might … Read More

TMS Research – Perspectives: What’s Up With Motivation?!?

Tom GibbonsResearch, Social ConstructionLeave a Comment

This post in the series looking at the new TMS research released in October 2018 focuses on the Linking Skills Profile and specifically the Linking Skill, Motivation. There are 13 Linking Skills (listed below). The identification  of these Linking Skills came from the original work Margerison and McCann did related to the Types of Work Model. Linking is placed in … Read More

TMS Research – Perspectives: Job Demand and Preference: Part 2

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In the last post we looked at job demand and preference distribution for senior management roles using the following graphics: The first graphic from the Types of Work Profile research represents the perceived job demand for senior roles in organizations. The second represents the preference distribution for senior managers that have completed the TMP. As noted in the last post, … Read More

TMS Research – Perspectives: Age and Analytic and Belief Preference – Part 2

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In the last post we looked at the Analytical and Belief preferences through the lens of age and discovered that while in all age groups there was a definite slant toward the Analytic preference, the youngest and oldest age groups showed less of this slant.  I made the comment … The first thing that came to mind for me was that … Read More

TMS Research – Perspectives: Age and Analytic and Belief Preferences

Tom GibbonsPreference Assessments, Research, Social Construction2 Comments

Over the next little while I will be writing some posts using the data which comes from the newest version of Team Management Systems research; RM5. A couple of things about these posts: I will be using data  directly from the TMS research material I will be adding my subjective perspective on why this data may be what it is I’ll … Read More

Which Work Functions are the Biggest Struggle – Part 2

Tom GibbonsOrganization Development, Preference Assessments, TMS ApplicationsLeave a Comment

The last post identified 3 of the work functions from the Margerison McCann Types of Work Model that tend to be challenging for teams in organizations to play: Maintaining Advising Developing When we add work preferences into the picture from the Team Management Profile (TMP) there are additional perspectives that may be at play here.  The work preferences identified in the … Read More

Which Work Functions are the Biggest Struggle?

Tom GibbonsOrganization Development, TMS ApplicationsLeave a Comment

The Types of Work Model has been around for over 30 years. Developed by Charles Margerison and Dick McCann as part of their research into high performing teams it the foundational model for the Team Management Profile. It lists 8 work functions and the skills of Linking that are critical to high performance. The original research found that balance and … Read More