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Got the Right People in the Right Roles?

With all the focus on finding the Right People, something may be overlooked – that is making sure that the Right People are in the Right Roles! Up to 33% of the time this may not be happening.

When we look at last quarter’s Pitstop Analytics ™ bench-marking data, 3 out of 4 executives (77%) say they have the Right People on their teams. However, 1 in 3 (31%) say there are people who are not in the Right Roles and almost 1 in 5 (18%) question whether their people are doing the Right Work.

So, imagine this – an organization of 1000 executives – perhaps there are as many a 310 of in the wrong roles! What a drain on performance and talent for the organization, as well as on motivation and engagement for the many individuals involved!

What is exciting is that the solution is often not a major overall of structure. Rather as Pitstop Analytics ™ shows on a team / departmental basis, the solution often involves practical steps in respect of Role Clarity, Role Conflict and Role Overlaps / Gaps.

Using bench-marking data generated from Pitstop Analytics™ we have just written a short paper showing how Right Roles must be a top priority for leaders who are obsessed with performance. Left unaddressed it represent an important performance loss – an unnecessary obstacle to individuals and teams realizing their performance potential. However, greater role clarity offers the possibility of a substantial quick win for leaders and their teams – one that can impact not just on performance, but on alignment, collaboration and cohesion.

If you would like to explore these or other issues relating to the performance and potential of your organization, business unit or team contact us at

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