Teddy Roosevelt once said that “the best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
When you’re running a business, you need to be sure that the members of your team are right for the job and that the roles they fill are aligned with your overall strategy. That’s what we’ve been talking about in our last few posts, and now we’re shifting gears a bit to further explore how you can use assessments to guide employee development so that your people are consistently performing and form the team you trust to get the job done.
As humans, we generally don’t have a clear, accurate self-perception because we often don’t stay focused on self-awareness activities. That tendency often gets in the way of development.
In our experience working with clients, we have often seen the goals and action plans that result from a review left in the dust. Sometimes they’re consciously left unaddressed because of time constraints, and sometimes it's simply a matter of needing more accountability.
We just launched the new BLOOM Kudos Feedback feature to give a platform for employees to support one another, give feedback and recognize each another's accomplishments.
We’ve put our years of Human Resources experience to work by designing a complete interviewing process that assesses all three parts of the mind; for key roles we profile preferences, natural instincts, thinking abilities, and overall job fit.
What do you know about your employees? Equally important: what do they know about themselves?
Employee assessments are mutually beneficial: they provide the employee with valuable information that they may not realize about themselves and your managers with greater insight into the employee’s mindset. Such knowledge provides a foundation for further employee and, by extension, organizational development. Here’s how that works:
- Organizations that want to make an impact and to contribute to their communities need a passionate, collaborative spirit and effective teamwork in order to succeed.
- True collaboration requires team members who share a common goal and have the relationship-building skills to help the team run smoothly.
- To develop relationship-building skills an individual needs self-awareness; when a person is tuned-in to who they are and how they operate they are better equipped to understand and relate to other people.
- Assessments yield information about a person, thereby increasing that individual’s self-awareness.