ODC-Ladders: Making the Right Choices
Getting the ‘right people on the bus,’ is arguably the most important activity in an organization, paralleled only by deciding who should grow to which level. Assessment Center is a methodology being employed to ensure that the right quality of candidates makes it in the organization, and the right kind of employees grow within. What organizations need is a method which allows for making the right choices when it comes to either hiring or promoting someone. In this context, Assessment Centers as a methodology has been proven to give results with a confidence level of 0.8!
If you understand and believe that the right people can bring excellence in your organization then you need to make prudent investment in finding, developing and keeping these people. The reality is that talented people don’t stay for long in any organization, they keep on moving. The trick is to attract them and groom them for higher levels of challenge in your organization which will keep them there.
We combine various tools and techniques like case studies, role plays, and simulations etc, to assess many individuals on various competencies, as defined by the Competency Framework of any given organization. It helps build Talent Pools at various levels like for hiring/replacements and promotions/placements.With our experience of hiring, dealing with promotions and working with determining the right fit between an individual and an organization and our expertise of using scientific tools and methodologies for assessing individual potential, we are perfectly geared to develop and implement such assessment centers. We are also cognizant of the needs of an organization. We endeavor to cater for your needs by not only providing you with an Assessment Center but also input for improving current recruitment and promotion policies and processes.
ODC Orion: Developing the Performance Core
Can you imagine what it would be like to work in an organization where managers’ whim overrides actual performance of employees? Where Perceptions of reality are stronger than the realities? Where employees feel they are being cheated and treated unfairly? Where the secret to success lies in buttering up the bosses rather than achieving actual performance?
If you want to ensure that you are able to manage the performance of your team members and that your organization is doing the same across the board? If you want to make sure that the training and development investment is being done in the right direction that will yield dividends later? If you want to implement a Performance Oriented Culture, then you need to have a Competency Framework within your organization, which serves as the bedrock of your HR related systems & decision making.
Competency framework is the language of Performance! Competency is a combination of attitudes, skills, behaviors and knowledge put together, a benchmark for current and future performance.
A well-researched Competency Framework is aligned with an organization’s Strategy, Vision, Missions and Goals. It is also embedded in the organization’s Performance & Reward Management System, which allows the leaders of the organization to know, as objectively as possible, the state of affairs as it relates to the people and talent in their organization, and helps the organization move towards its goals in harmony.
The uniqueness to our approach lies in the fact that we work through the organization’s strategy to come to the competency and provide a link to the overall organizational performance!
ODC GAMECHANGER: Performance Delivered!
Individuals are the building blocks of an organization. Having the right individuals with the right mindset can determine the relative success of an organization. This mindset is manifested in behaviors at work. The untapped potential of all individuals put together is what makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The key lies in discovering the infinite potential that lies hidden. This can achieve greatness in organizations! The question is not whether there is a hidden potential, the question is how to tap into it?
We employ a development center methodology that ensures measureable development of individuals linked with observable behavioral change and consequent performance improvement. It combines psychometric assessments with various results based training interventions to bring about this positive change in behavior and performance. The focus is the individual. We cover a host of Leadership Competencies starting from the very basic to the most complex.
Our participants in the Development Environment go through a combination of behavior changing and attitude shifting interventions. After the Development Center experience, we formulate a specific plan with each individual over one year which includes a regular follow up with their respective line managers, and quarterly coaching engagements to ensure that performance is delivered.
Effective Executive: Managing Performance, Achieving Results
Only if organizations were as straight forward as described in textbooks would everything make sense. But we live in a world that’s not picture perfect and yet we still need to manage to achieve organizational as well as individual excellence. This means we need to know how to deal with what our environment throws at us.
Managing effectively means a lot more than just knowing your work and being good at what you do. It is also about understanding and managing the organizational and team’s dynamics,employees’ perceptions, organizational priorities, and the Realpolitik. Given a quagmire of variables affecting your performance, your job remains to get results with and through your team.
We focus on managing complex situations and tasks, a mix of individuals that make up your team, different types of bosses who are your leaders, time wasters and consequences of poor managerial judgment, within which you as a manager have a role to play. We focus on ensuring that you are able to play that role effectively.