It is well understood that: "People practice what they prefer and ... perform
better in those areas that match their preference. This gives them pleasure from
Black Circle offers the following services to improve project groups and
other work teams:
* Individual work preferences assessment
* Individual assessment of
approaches to risk
* Assessing the skills of team leaders
Comprehensive assessment of team performance
Tim O'Shea is accredited by Team Management Systems to deliver the following
team development services to businesses:
Team Management Profile [TMP] - The TMP is an individual profile that
illuminates in a very detailed way a person's specific work preferences and work
style. This is immensely valuable information for individuals, and the people
they work with.
The Opportunites-Obstacles Quotient [QO2] - A measure of how an individual
Linking Skills Profile - A multi-rater instrument that provides a
comprehensive assessment of how a person coordinates and integrates the work of
their team. This profile is helpful to a person who wishes to improve their team
Team Performance Profile - A multi-rater profile that provides an assessment
of how a team is performing in key team roles. In other words, 360-degree
feedback for your teams!
The purpose of these tools is to unearth the specific characteristics of
people and the teams they belong to. With this information, people and teams can
work out where are their strengths, what are their weaknesses, and what they
must to to improve their work satisfaction and work performance, and the
effectiveness of their teamwork. Black Circle is also able to facilitate follow
up programs for individuals and teams wishing to address gaps in their
Allied to its work in teamwork improvement, Black Circle also provides
services to organisations wishing to understand and transform their corporate
culture, by addressing important questions about their values. This work
involves assessment of individual, team and organisational values, and questions
* What are the values that your business works by?
* Do these values help
the business, or do they drag it down?
* Does everyone in your business have
the same values?
* Is it important that everyone in your business shares the
* What values do you bring to your business, in your
interactions with customers and coworkers?
Tim O'Shea is accredited by Richard Barrett and Associates to work with their
proven Corporate Transformation Tools, to answer these questions, and to
identify what needs to be done to transform your business into the values-driven
business you and your stakeholders want it to be.
Tim is also accredited by Team Management Systems to work with individuals
and teams as a facilitator of their Window on Work Values [WWV] tools.
Black Circle can assist you to identify which tool set is most suited to
your needs. Once you have worked out what are your objectives for cultural
change, we can also design and deliver programs to help you implement this
Black Circle can provide you with information, advice, training and
practical assistance with all of your employee relations needs.
Our expertise covers all aspects of planning, development, consultation,
negotiation and formal registration of individual and collective industrial
We offer research, education and advisory services in all of these
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