TMS Case Study: ExxonMobil

Carrie BumgarnerOrganization DevelopmentLeave a Comment

Recently, as part of one program, ExxonMobil incorporated a strong curriculum on leadership development – including the Margerison-McCann Team Management Profile. Thanks to Steve Hanson & Felisha McCullum for sharing their story.  Read the case study here

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

Tom GibbonsOrganization Development, ResearchLeave a Comment

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

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

Sustainability Resource Person – Who and What is This?

Tom GibbonsOrganization Development, Preference Assessments, SustainabilityLeave a Comment

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 … 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