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

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

Sustainable Assessment Use – The End User

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The end user is the third variable of assessment use; the last two posts have looked at the product and the expert and how they may affect sustainable use. Interestingly, in the assessment business the end user tends to be the variable that gets the least amount of attention in terms of sustainable use, or use at all for that … 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

Changing the Assessment Business – New Stories!

Tom GibbonsChange, Learning, Organization Development, Preference Assessments1 Comment

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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 … Read More