Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

Tom GibbonsChange, Learning, Preference Assessments, TMS NewsLeave a Comment

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

The Socialization of Coaching

Tom GibbonsCoaching, Preference Assessments, TMS News4 Comments

We are beginning a series of posts on coaching as we lead up to our first Accreditation for Coaches workshop this September. These posts will provide a little perspective on our position and thinking about coaching and how we use our assessments in this type of work. As you can tell from the title of this post one of our … Read More

What Costs More; the TMP or the MBTI?

Tom GibbonsPreference Assessments, TMS NewsLeave a Comment

Sometimes don’t you just get sick and tired of answering a question?  I’m pretty much at that point with the above question.  It’s not so much that the question is a bad one, it just tends to originate from a comparison that isn’t accurate. That comparison typically being the cost of the MBTI Interpretive report to the Team Management Profile.  … Read More

HRPLD Meeting May 25, 2011

Tom GibbonsOrganization Development, TMS NewsLeave a Comment

Hello everyone!  I am going to be attending your meeting on May 25th and will be talking with you about a very different way of understanding our organizations and our experiences in them.  Back in 2009, my colleague, Bonnie Cooper and I presented at the Organization Development conference in Seattle on the topic: Complex Responsive Processes – Challenging Systems Thinking. … Read More

Our Social Media Experience

Tom GibbonsSocial Media, TMS News1 Comment

Social Media – it’s all the buzz right now.  Do you use it?  Is it valuable?  Is it a time waster?  Are you really working?  Who really cares what you are eating for lunch?  Prior to the end of April, 2009, we at TMS Americas weren’t really involved with social media.  Oh, we knew that Oprah had discovered Twitter; that … Read More

TMS Team ‘Tweeting’

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We would like to invite you to join us on Twitter.  It is our belief that, once the economic dust has settled, our business will be fundamentally changed in regards to the use of technology and social media. So we are focusing on learning as much as we can about dynamic web-based technologies such as blogging, pod casting, socialcast, etc. plus … Read More