Organization Development

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: WHO SEES MORE OPPORTUNITIES? Part 2

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: WHO SEES MORE OPPORTUNITIES? Part 2

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? From my perspective this trend makes... »

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: Who Sees More Opportunities?

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: Who Sees More Opportunities?

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 in risk and change f... »

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: WHAT’S UP WITH MOTIVATION?!? Part 2

TMS RESEARCH – PERSPECTIVES: WHAT’S UP WITH MOTIVATION?!? Part 2

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 this skill of motivation be rated lowest in satisfa... »

Which Work Functions are the Biggest Struggle – Part 2

Which Work Functions are the Biggest Struggle – Part 2

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 TMP are as follows: The... »

Which Work Functions are the Biggest Struggle?

Which Work Functions are the Biggest Struggle?

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 linking were important to high levels of perf... »

2018 – What’s Up At TMS Americas?!?

2018 – What’s Up At TMS Americas?!?

January 4th, 2018 and I am looking out my office window on a bright blue sky and sparkling sun. The trees are devoid of leaves and it is a bitter cold – 15 Celsius here in London, Ontario, Canada.  Good to be inside even though it is quite beautiful out there. The above I can be certain of, the rest of 2018 not so much! I think all of us are more or less in the same space. As we enter a new ... »

Sustainability Resource Person – Who and What is This?

Sustainability Resource Person – Who and What is This?

Earlier this year TMS Americas introduced the role of Sustainability Resource into the mix of things we do and offer to help sustain the use of our assessment products. We now call this the Sustainability Resource Person. So what is this you may ask? It’s really quite simple and we think an important step in helping people understand sustainability of assessment use. Typically the Team Manag... »

Sustainability in Learning – Ideas, Questions, Hopes and Concerns

Sustainability in Learning – Ideas, Questions, Hopes and Concerns

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; and more specifically, sustainability in the area of learning and de... »

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

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

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 the senior management team who this group reported to a few months ... »

TMS Americas

Changing the Assessment Business – New Stories!

Last year we wrote a series of posts focused on changing the assessment business with the last one sharing some real examples of those changes.  You can see that post here.  This post takes one of those stories and adds another chapter, 9 months later. We designed an internal accreditation with US Cellular modeling a process design (extended use of the TMP material within real business contexts) l... »