Changing the Assessment Business – New Stories!

Tom GibbonsChange, Learning, Organization Development, Preference Assessments1 Comment

TMS Americas

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

Personality and Prediction – A Very, Very Slippery Slope

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If you look around the web sites of personality assessment companies you will see a number of suggestions or direct statements that indicate that use of their assessment enables the user to predict performance. At some level this claim of prediction simply enrages me because of the following: There is little if any concrete research about validity. It will almost … Read More

Stories of Changing the Assessment Business

Tom GibbonsPreference Assessments, Stories from the Field, TMS Applications2 Comments

Team Management Systems

The key points of what we mean about changing the assessment business were outlined in this post some time ago, summarized as follows: Extend the use of assessment data by moving to more of a process design of debrief and ongoing profile usage. Creating more interaction between people to understand the assessment data. Encouraging higher levels of self management and … Read More

Self Management or Diagnosis – What is Your Approach?

Tom GibbonsCoaching, Learning, Preference Assessments, Social ConstructionLeave a Comment

I remember the first time I had a battery of tests and assessments done when I was with an organization. I can’t quite remember why I was doing these things (which is another story!) but I do remember getting my results. Looking back now I consider myself very fortunate to have been working with the person I was working with. … Read More

Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

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This is the third post in our series on changing the assessment business.  The first post dealt with our intentions and the second was more specific to our new social web site.  This post looks a little more closely at what we think is a very important element of changing the assessment business; that being working with assessment/profile data more … Read More

Changing the Assessment Business

Tom GibbonsChange, Preference Assessments, TMS Applications, TMS News, Virtual Teams2 Comments

Our hope and intention when we say we want to change the assessment business is really about pulling together a number of things that already occur in terms of personal and team learning and making these things a consistent way to approach assessment use.  Our focus right now falls into the areas noted below: Extend the use of assessment data … Read More

What Assessment Should I Use?

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If you are reading this then perhaps you are trying to navigate the sea of assessments that are available to you and trying to figure out just which one(s) might be best. Well, that is not an easy task and unfortunately there is not any one ‘right’ answer. But there are some questions to ask of yourself, ask about the … Read More

Why Don’t Psychologists Use Personality Preference Assessments?

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I know a small handful of psychologists so the statement above may be a little extreme but this small handful and it seems their colleagues, rarely, if ever use a personality assessment such as the Team Management Profile (TMP), MBTI, DiSC, Hogan or whatever. It may be a different story with organizational psychologists but the group I’m talking about here … Read More