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by Steven Forth |
May 29, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   The grounds for competition are changing, with skills coming to the forefront. The strategy consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is doing some important work to help us understand...
by Steven Forth |
May 14, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   Is your skill profile up to date? Almost certainly the answer is no. You may not even have a skill profile, though there are traces of your skills all...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Mar 5, 2019
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top Image: Rynek Główny 13, Pasaż 13, Kraków, Poland. Photo credits: Gregory Ronczewski   Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519....
by Steven Forth |
Feb 19, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   TeamFit’s goal is to help individuals, teams and organizations to understand and then reach their full potential. What do we mean by ‘potential’ and can it be measured. This...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 12, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   Back in January, I had an interesting conversation with a product leader at one of the top people intelligence software companies. People intelligence (also known as people data and...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 2, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   Skill management systems like TeamFit rely a lot on words. They are full of skill names, categories, descriptions and other words. But can a word ever really capture the...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jan 28, 2019
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   Carlo Rovelli in his book Reality is not what it seems takes the reader to the ancient times and writes “…...
by Steven Forth |
Jan 3, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile. Top image: Orion Constellation visible above a frozen lake.   In 2018, we engaged in work on the future of skills with a large industrial client. They needed to build...
by Steven Forth |
Dec 28, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   In 2018, we saw increased emphasis on skill and competency management as a central aspect of the talent management puzzle. There were important product announcements from leading vendors including...
by Steven Forth |
Dec 3, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   We all use models to help us understand and act in the world. For people working in the fields of people operations, human resources and learning development, the most...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Sep 11, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: James Joyce statue in Trieste, the city where Joyce spent more than 15 years. The statue is the work of...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 23, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   In its 2018 Workplace Learning Report (you can get the report here) LinkedIn surveyed approximately 4,000 professionals to get a holistic view of modern workplace learning. One important result...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jul 16, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   “The first hole made through a piece of stone is a revelation. The hole connects one side to the other, making...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jun 7, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: The Auxiliary Territorial Service in the United Kingdom 1939 – 1945. ATS officers-in-training man a searchlight in Western Command, 28...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 6, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   At TeamFit, we see competency models from two or three different companies a month. In almost all cases, a great deal of thought, even passion, has been put into...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 31, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: yes, you are right – it’s a Roasted Pork Shoulder.   “Skills determine if you can do something, whereas talents...
by Steven Forth |
May 14, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   There is a subtle dance between skills and learning. We learn to develop new skills. Learning itself is a type of skill. The use of a skill is one...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 11, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   “Creativity isn’t solely the domain of traditional artistic fields” – writes Tim Brown (CEO of the iconic firm IDEO) in an...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 7, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: Airbus A350 XWB prototype 003 at Singapore Airshow, February 11, 2014, photo by Thor Jorgen Udvang   “Past performance is...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Apr 26, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   It is hard to think about skills without trying to imagine a role where the skills will be applied, at least in my...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 23, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   People Analytics is the use of data to get insights into people, generally in an organizational context. That is a nice generic description, but it begs two critical questions....
by Steven Forth |
Apr 16, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   People Analytics is the new buzz word in HR. It is here that the current vogue for AI and machine learning comes together with HR’s need to become more...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 10, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   The HR Transform conference is on in Las Vegas this week. There is an emerging consensus that HR is at a crossroads and that before it can help to...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 26, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   When we began working on TeamFit we had a hypothesis that the organization of skill models should emerge bottom up, from the data, rather than be imposed top-down by...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Mar 19, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: Hotel “Pod Orlem” (The Eagle) in Bydgoszcz, around 1910, fotopolska.eu   I remember well my first real job. I felt so misplaced,...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 15, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   Product management is emerging as one of the key roles in the innovation economy. Many of the fastest growing companies position themselves as ‘product first’ and events like ProductCamp...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Mar 12, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: East and North faces of Matterhorn. Photo: Zacharie Grossen   Vision is the most powerful of all our senses. Over 80 percent...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 7, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile. Top image: Cactus Blossoms, the Valley of Fire, Nevada   In early April, a new HR conference is kicking off in Las Vegas. This is HR Transform 2018...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 19, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   Conversations about our skills are one way we come to understand each other. Face-to-face conversations are important, but in a modern distributed workplace our collaboration tools are equally important....
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Feb 12, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top Image: Hitchcock Birds by Banksy   When Emotional Branding by Marc Gobé went on sale in 2001, it was described by Design Management...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 5, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   In December 2017 we shared some early results on work we have been doing using mind maps to help people understand and share their career goals. We...
by Steven Forth |
Jan 29, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   We have had more than 100 responses to the Skill and Expertise Management 2018 survey and are starting to see some interesting results. We are sharing these now and...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jan 22, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top Photo: Wendy Holdener of Switzerland competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Slalom, Snow Queen Trophy 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia....
by Steven Forth |
Jan 6, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   Will 2018 be the year of skills? A lot of signs suggest that this will be the case. Individuals want to take control of their own careers...
by Steven Forth |
Jan 3, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   How will your work change in 2018? This will depend a lot on where your organizations sits on the three critical axes of change that will reshape...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Dec 11, 2017
Quote “form follows function” is often connected to the 20-century modernist movement. Names like Walter Gropius or Mies van der Rohe comes to mind, but it was Louis Sullivan, the American architect who said this. Frank Lloyd Wright, who...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 22, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here.   Skills are percolating to the top of the corporate agenda. Leaders understand that their organizations will only succeed if they have the people with the skills to deliver...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 14, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here. Employee engagement is a hot topic these days. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report for 2017, only three out of ten workers feel engaged. Company leadership is...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 19, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit According to Wikipedia “Collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to achieve shared or overlapping objectives.”...
by Steven Forth |
Oct 10, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here. See also The ROI on Skill and Expertise Management: Part 1 Win More Work and The ROI on Skill and Expertise Management Part 2: Utilization. The ROI on skill and...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 3, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit One of the most intriguing aspects of the Mathematical Theory of Communication is the fact that the more information is added to the message,...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Sep 25, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   Google’s web crawler began exploring the web in March 1996. To convert the backlink data that it gathered for a given web page...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 20, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here. One of our clients defines a lot of its most important business processes using key business questions. These are the questions that need to be answered to establish goals...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Sep 13, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – see his profile on TeamFit When we hear about William Thompson, better known and remembered as Lord Kelvin, absolute temperature and laws of thermodynamics comes to mind. In 1876...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 11, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here. See also The ROI on Skill and Expertise Management: Part 1 Win More Work and The ROI on Skill and Expertise Management Part 3: Engagement and Retention....
by Steven Forth |
Aug 31, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here. See also The ROI on Skill and Expertise Management Part 2: Utilization and The ROI on Skill and Expertise Management Part 3: Engagement and Retention. Investing in skill and expertise management...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Aug 28, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform Profiling (prəʊfʌɪlɪŋ / noun) – the recording and analysis of a person’s psychological and behavioural characteristics, so as to assess or predict their capabilities in a certain sphere or to...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Aug 10, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform When someone asks “what do you do”, the name of your job role or project role allows you to quickly answer this question. There is no need to dive into...
by Steven Forth |
Aug 2, 2017
Skill management is new to many companies. They may have a vestigial list of skills in their talent management or learning management system. More likely they are managing skills in spreadsheets or as a collection of résumés – irregularly...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 24, 2017
More and more companies are investigating skill management platforms. Virtually any company that relies on the skills of its people to deliver services, develop innovations and create value for its customers needs to be able to answer critical business...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 13, 2017
Many professional services companies are focused on optimizing the utilization ratio. They are focused on making sure that all billable staff are at work on customer projects at least 70% of the time (the actual target varies from company...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 12, 2017
In a recent conversation with a major consulting company, we were asked about the relationship between skills and expertise. Their internal practices focus on expertise development rather than ‘raw skill’ and they wanted to know how we connect these...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 2, 2017
A general consensus has emerged that most learning is the result of work and not training interventions. The term 702010 has become popular recently to describe the belief that 70% of learning comes from working on the job, 20%...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 28, 2017
Back in the 1960s US fighter pilot John Boyd was known as ’40 second Boyd’ from his standing bet that starting from a position of disadvantage he could get himself into a winning position in 40 seconds or less. It...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 18, 2017
One of the services TeamFit delivers using its skill management platform is Skill Insights. There are a number of specific business cases, but the most common is the following question. “Do we have the skills we need to achieve...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 5, 2017
Back in February 2015, when we were at work on our first ideas about skill management and how a shared understanding of skills was core to the future of work, we set out our critical assumptions about the future...