The Future of Work – The Great Unveiling

Tom GibbonsComplexity, Future of Work, Leadership, Organization Development, Uncertainty2 Comments

As I have interacted with people over the past months, one consistent topic tends to emerge; the phenomena of people leaving their current jobs.  Labeled as the ‘great resignation’ it seems almost every organization has felt the impact. The great resignation is a result, a consequence of something, it is not just randomly happening.  What that something can be described … Read More

Work Preference and Virtual Work

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Early on in 2020 as the pandemic took hold we published a few documents focusing on the models of the Team Management Profile (TMP) and virtual work. Our small team here at TMS Americas has been virtual for about 18 years now and we thought if we captured some of our experiences through the lens of the TMP, people could … Read More

Pandemic Ponderings 3 – Staying Relevant

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In our first post on Pandemic Ponderings we surfaced the question of relevance; “Is what we do relevant when it can stop so fast?” and “What can we do to stay relevant?” as we tentatively step into a recovery phase post pandemic. To answer these questions we needed to look closely at the experiences we have had during the pandemic … Read More

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