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by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 4, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   We spend quite a bit of time looking at the best team composition using skills, behaviours and talents to optimize project...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Sep 26, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: The Lascaux Cave, Vezere Valley, France.   “To be a master of metaphor,” Aristotle wrote in his Poetics, “is the...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Apr 19, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   Last summer, I was looking for a theme that would capture the essence of TeamFit, and at the same time, change the way...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Feb 26, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi in 8½ directed by Federico Fellini.   One of the first things we learn at any school...
by Steven Forth |
Jan 9, 2017
It is the beginning of the year and many of us are finalizing our capabilities development plans for 2017. What questions should we be asking to test and inform these plans? These will differ on the organization, team and...
by Karen Chiang |
Dec 5, 2016
What does this mean for your professional services firm and more important for yourself as an individual? Dan Pink introduced the case that mastery, autonomy and purpose are the key drivers for business performance. What does this mean for...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 7, 2016
TeamFit takes an open, bottom up, approach to skills. Anyone can claim a skill and they can call anything they like a skill. This keeps the system open and adaptive and lets new skills and skill terms bubble up...
by Steven Forth |
Oct 31, 2016
Most of us use hundreds of different skills in our work. But not all of these skills are equally important. Our research has found that the most important skills for an individual or an organization are differentiating skills. Core...
by Brian Conlin |
Sep 30, 2016
There has been compelling research evidence reported over the past decade that organizations with high engagement of their people deliver better financial outcomes (e.g. Gallup Sept 2016). This makes intuitive sense. But if we unpack this a little more,...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 14, 2016
I spent the weekend of Sept. 9 through 11 at the SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) Graduate Thesis Weekend. What skills drive success in professional services? Share your insights in this short survey. SCI-Arc is kind of a...
by Steven Forth |
Aug 24, 2016
Back on August 14 Gary Golden wrote a fascinating post on Techcrunch “Why LinkedIn should kill the résumé and replace it with the experience graph.” He makes the basic point that the résumé as it currently exists does not...
by Steven Forth |
Aug 15, 2016
At TeamFit, we are carrying out a survey on skills in professional services. Basically we are asking what skills contribute to success today and tomorrow. Please contribute to this survey This has gotten us into many conversations about skills...
by Adi Kabazo |
Jul 21, 2016
The previous post in this two-part series covered some of the considerations for the formation of cross-functional teams that are tasked with an initiative or a project. In this post, we will discuss challenges and opportunities in the ongoing...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 20, 2016
In June our team successfully completed a major piece of work. It was high stakes and high pressure, with a lot of late nights and some pretty intense conflicts. But we made it through and we decided to celebrate...
by Dr. Steven J. Stowell |
Jul 7, 2016
One of the biggest factors in a company’s success is also one of the hardest to acquire. According to a recent leadership survey, 46 percent of companies stated that leadership skills were the most difficult to find in an...
by Karen Chiang |
Jun 30, 2016
A high-performance team is often characterized as one that is aligned and committed to a common purpose. The people on the team have roles with complementary skills. Most importantly, they show high levels of collaboration and innovation to produce...
by Steven Forth |
May 24, 2016
It is hard to really know how skilled another person is. The only real way to do this is to work with them on a series of projects and follow the results of the work over time. Even then...
by Steven Forth |
May 10, 2016
TeamFit is adding a new tool to its platform in June, project pulse. This is a simple way to ask people on a team how a project is going. Later on we will extend this so that people can...
by Karen Chiang |
Feb 16, 2016
I am a big fan of Roger Martin’s cascading choices. A must-know for anyone involved in driving business growth. The choices cascade from an organization’s aspirations, to Where to Play and How to Win and then asks what Capabilities...
by Karen Chiang |
Nov 21, 2015
Read also Part 1: TeamFit One Year Later Part 1 – What We’ve Learned “In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.” Sophie Kinsella It was roughly a year ago that I joined and...
by Karen Chiang |
Oct 14, 2015
I’ve been following  SPI (Service Performance Insight) Research for sometime and I would recommend their research and materials for anyone involved in leading strategy and execution within a professional services organization. Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing Dave...
by Steven Forth |
Oct 13, 2015
When I was managing a professional services organization I sometimes felt like the Cat in the Hat! It was fun as long as long as I kept everything balanced but sometimes things would come crashing down.   ‘Look at...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 1, 2015
What does it really mean to know what your own skills are? Or the skills of the people you work with? And why should you care? We are moving away from a world of rote, process driven work. If...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 27, 2015
You have pulled together a great team for your project. You have the skills needed, people know how their skills complement each other, and you have great connector skills to pull the team together. The team has gelled. You...
by Karen Chiang |
Jul 22, 2015
Some of the world’s top professional services companies are phasing out traditional performance reviews and staff rankings. For many years these were central to how these companies managed their staff, decided on promotions and bonuses. “Performance is an ongoing...
by Karen Chiang |
Jul 16, 2015
Applying the right skills at the tight time is critical to ensure health of your service business. I get to speak with many different professional service organizations (PSOs) every week. What I hear over and over again is that...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 29, 2015
Many of us like to claim a lot of skills. Active users on the TeamFit platform typically claim 50 or more skills, and most people have the maximum 50 listed on their LinkedIn profiles. The typical project on TeamFit,...
by Amar Dhaliwal |
Jun 18, 2015
Last month, KPCB’s Mary Meeker presented KPCB’s 2015 Internet Trends report and what a treasure trove it is. One trend that Meeker commented on was the “re-imagining of enterprise computing” which is now “changing business process one segment at...
by Amar Dhaliwal |
May 29, 2015
Recently, CB Insights has published a series of blog posts about companies and industries being fundamentally disrupted (they use the term “unbundled”) by a brace of start-ups. These startups not only threaten large incumbents, they are unlocking enormous value...
by Karen Chiang |
May 25, 2015
I’ve been speaking to many firms over the last few months to get a better understanding of how companies that live on service revenues are managing and optimizing the allocation of people to teams. And as part of this,...
by Violetta Yan |
May 15, 2015
Based on a conversation with Dan Ronald, VP Product Management at Optigo Networks It was a rare sunny spring day in Vancouver’s when I met with Dan Ronald in search of new insights into team performance. Dan is an experienced...
by Steven Forth |
May 6, 2015
Companies today are dependent on the skills of their talent to get work done. In an era of big data, machine learning and proprietary algorithms we rely more than ever on the skills of people working together to get...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 9, 2015
Putting a team together is the first challenge to any project. But the challenge does not end there. We all know how difficult it is to get something right the first time, and building a team is no different....
by Jonathon Levy |
Feb 23, 2015
The definition of a team, in a business context, used to be “a group of people with the complementary skills required to complete a task.” But today’s changing workplace requires more than that. Today, a team can be defined...