At TeamLytica, we answer the 'so, now what?
TeamLytica Founder, Mark Hide, has used many psychometric tools over the last twenty years – both as a senior manager of his own teams, but also during his time as a leadership and team development coach. They all have their place, and they do offer value if they are completed, interpreted and used correctly.
Unfortunately, the vast majority aren’t - unless the report is used for a specific purpose, such as recruitment.
Too often the reality is that the candidate will complete it, often being amazed by the results (even though they completed it), the boss might have a discussion with them, and then it might make its way home to show a partner.
It then tends to gather dust in a drawer and is never seen again.
Mark wanted to go further than the average psychometric test. He wanted to build a report that would be immediately helpful to teams and managers. He wanted to provide something that could be easily understood by all who completed it. A practical report that does not rely on academia for a way forward, but a pragmatic, common sense document that would help move the performance dial, and, more importantly, track performance changes over time.
Find out more about our solution:
The challenges facing charities and non-profits are extreme. Figures indicate that there are more than 185,000 charities in the UK, with an additional 5,000 added every year. Managers and their teams, therefore, must find money to sustain their operations, even in the presence of increased competition.
Non-profits and charities need to diversify their revenue streams, adjust to new regulations, and find ways to plug skills gaps. Organisations will only achieve those goals, however, if they have competent, functional teams.
Here’s where TeamLytica can help. It’s a bespoke platform designed to root out team and management issues that might plague your charity or non-profit and provide actionable solutions enabling you to rectify the problem.
The way that the platform works is simple. Employees in your organisation complete the TeamLytica’s KITE survey – a series of 54 questions covering nine critical team and management domains. The platform then compiles the data to generate a 28-page report on the performance of your team and steps managers can take to improve the situation.
The questionnaire is entirely confidential, so you get honest feedback. What’s more, it covers all the critical issues that are important for a capable, functional team, including leadership, trust, resilience, harmony and the ability to serve stakeholders.
Non-profit and charity organisations can sometimes struggle to incentivise quality work. It’s incumbent on leaders, therefore, to align employees with the goals of the organisation and ensure that they get the best possible performance from them. The Team Summary section of the report provides critical insights into each of the factors that determine the health of your team, providing an average score overview, as well as comments for what might be going wrong.
The report also contains a series of action plans based on the results. Thus, you get insights for how to best approach the various factors that might be holding you back.
Research from NCVO reveals that the public wants more data on how charities are run. Reports from TeamLytica help you find out whether the teams in your organisation are finding effective ways to deal with the external pressures that they face from the public, donors and other stakeholders.
Many charities comprise multiple teams, focused on a variety of different projects. As any experienced non-profit or charity manager knows, some units can be vastly more effective than others. TeamLytica’s platform provides a host of tools that you can use to root out problems in specific teams and correct them. The comparison panel lets you compare units that might be failing with those that are not, based on their feedback in the KITE survey. You can quickly identify pressing management issues and make changes based on real data.
When non-profits and charities have effective teams, they’re able to deliver powerful, world-changing results and attract more funding. The more management insights you can glean about people in your organisation, the more efficiently they’ll be able to deliver projects in the field. With TeamLytica’s actionable insights, you can take steps today to build a more robust team of people.