How to Make Precise Decisions to Enhance Productivity & Innovation
Most managers spend majority of their time and energy focused on their teams and employees, and their decisions, both big and small, have a strong impact on their team’s performance and the level of an employee’s engagement within the team. These decisions are supported by conventional tools, such as performance reviews and employee engagement surveys, but mostly rely on the manager’s gut and instinct and their ability to understand the true underpinnings of their team.
A manager leading a small team with well-entrenched employees and low attrition has a high chance of understanding the inner-workings of their team. However, managers in today’s market, with large and increasingly mobile, global workforce, who do not rely on physical proximity to develop strong relationships, are finding it harder to fully grasp the complex informal structures and undercurrents that drive employee behavior and team performance.
The lack of transparency leads managers to make decisions around their teams, such as hiring, promotions, or reorgs, that have highly disruptive and unexpected ripple effects, which then create a downward spiraling loop where managers address ripple effect issues through an iterative process of reorgs, hiring, or firings. This then results in an organization in a state of constant flux, and often worsens the team performance symptoms that were initially meant to be corrected.
Such iterative and ‘whack-a-mole’ processes around org decisions are wasteful of valuable time and most importantly distract the leader from focusing on strategic decisions on customers, products, or innovation. OrgAnalytix, a next generation Team Management tool, has developed an easy and fast way for managers to see the inner-workings of their teams, so that they can make precise decisions to enhance team productivity, innovation, and employee engagement, with minimal disruption and risk to team operations.
HOW DOES ORGANALYTIX WORK?
OrgAnalytix conducts Team Chemistry analysis which, for the first time, incorporates both Employee information on skills, experience, and personalities, with data on relationships and interactions that employees have with each other. OrgAnalytix algorithms convert this data into an Org Inner-Workings Map which can then be used in the following 3 ways:
- Conduct risk assessments on teams, impending projects and changes, such as reorgs or M&A integrations, to understand sustainability of the changes as well as potential vulnerabilities and threats to successful implementation.
- Provide actionable roadmaps for key organizational objectives, such as growth planning or re-structuring the management team hierarchies to better utilize employee skills and talent.
- Filter and Convert data from existing tools, such as engagement surveys or workplace cultural assessments, into specific root cause and actions.
The Team Chemistry analysis also provide potent assessments at an employee level to allow employees to proactively manage their careers through uncovering their hidden informal roles within the team and their level of influence on team members. This transparency can then be harnessed into more targeted training and performance reviews, as well as result in appropriate changes to formal roles and decision rights.