Pandemic Ponderings 2 – The Experience With Our Clients

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The first Pandemic Ponderings post focused on our experience so far. This post looks at our experience so far with our clients. Overall our experience with our clients has been really quite awesome; different than our pre pandemic experience. We have had deeper conversations, more direct conversations about how we can make things happen together, we have experienced uncertainty together … Read More

Virtual L& D – Flatten the Curve

Tom GibbonsLearning, Organization Development, Virtual L&D, Virtual Teams4 Comments

I imagine in whatever publication lists the most used sayings of 2020, ‘flatten the curve’ will be right up there! So hey, why not contribute to its popularity here! This post is not about flattening the covid-19 curve by doing more virtual learning and development however. While virtual L&D might certainly contribute to flattening the covid-19 curve, it certainly does … Read More

Who Gets Accredited?!? Part 2

Tom GibbonsLearning, Organization Development, Preference Assessments, TMS NewsLeave a Comment

Our last post began what will be a series reviewing the group of people who we accredited in 2019 in the Team Management Profile. The post looked at some of the high level differences between the 2019 accredited group and the worldwide TMP data from a preference perspective. The graphic below illustrates some of those high level differences: This post … Read More

Left Loop Stability and the Challenge of Behavior Change

Tom GibbonsLearning, Preference Assessments, Sustainability, TMS ApplicationsLeave a Comment

In the last post I talked about the left loop of our interaction model. It is this left loop, our patterns of interaction that become stable over time. Stable enough that these patterns do not often really need to be thought about. This is what makes behavior change difficult and the point was made – ‘Heck, it’s not even easy … Read More

Sustainability in Learning – Ideas, Questions, Hopes and Concerns

Tom GibbonsLearning, Organization Development, Preference Assessments, Sustainability2 Comments

Last year I wrote only one post for the TMS Americas site. My blog energy was spent on 10 Good Reasons To Hate Work Teams and OUCH! – The Misfit Between Theory and Experience in Organizations. While the OUCH! posts will continue for a while I am starting a series of posts on the TMS Americas site focusing on sustainability; … Read More

Using the TMP HUB Applications – My Team and Pacing in a One Day Offsite

Tom GibbonsLearning, Organization Development, Preference Assessments, Stories from the Field, TMS Applications1 Comment

We will be writing a series of posts (and hopefully having some guest posters as well) about designs using the additional resources available in the TMP HUB.  This one focuses on using the My Team and Pacing apps found in each person’s Online Activity Center in their TMP HUB. It was a group of 36 people and I had worked with … Read More