The objective of the Pitstop Analytics™ is to deliver a single shared & accurate view of performance and potential from multiple perspectives.
Here is how:
Performance: New insights on what is & isn’t working
To improve decision making, deliver better results and reduce surprises managers need to know:
|– What is working and what is not?|| – How likely they will grow?|
|– How they compare with others?|| – If there gaps in execution?|
|– How good they are at assessing performance?||– How to debate performance?|
To provide a comprehensive view of performance the pitstop assessment answers all these questions and more.
Potential: How to accelerate performance revealed
Tackling the key opportunities & challenges that will accelerate performance / growth requires knowing:
|– What winning looks like?||– Are there any risks to target?|
|– What are the key priorities?||– Who will drive performance?|
|– Where is the hidden potential?||– What initiatives will deliver results?|
These are just some of the questions answered by the Pitstop Analytics™.
Perspectives: Growth options & alternatives explored
Engaging (and where necessary challenging) perspectives across the organization is key. Pitstop Analytics™ helps managers answer questions such as:
|– Do we see things clearly?||– What can’t we see – our blind-spots?|
|– Does everybody see things the same way?||– Is our team future focused & positive?|
|– What are the options for growth?||– What is the external perspective?|
Need An Assessment?
Here are some questions to consider in terms of how an assessment can help you and your team:
The is the information age, yet managers don’t always have the information they need. They want better visibility of what is happening ‘on the ground’.
What aren’t they telling you?
Managers can find themselves detached from what is happening on the ground, or at the front lines. They cannot rely on others telling them what they need to know.
In a fast changing competitive landscape an accurate assessment of performance is a business imperative.
In times of turbulence and change we need to continually revise our information and assumptions.
What is waiting around the bend?
Predicting what is going to happen requires not just more information, but a greater degree of insight or understanding.
There is no such thing as perfect information. Even where managers have a deluge of information they may still be over-looking something.
Is there anything you can’t see, or discuss?
The reality is that we often have a blinkered view of the world. We tend to see the information that supports our existing attitudes and beliefs, while resisting the rest. That leaves one vulnerable to shocks and surprises.
Sometimes the greatest opportunities and threats are not immediately obvious to us. That is not until it is too late.
Are there hidden opportunities or risks?
We often don’t know what we don’t know, or to put it another way there are ‘known un-knowns and there are un-known un-knowns.’
Important decisions are only as good as the information upon which they are based. So, if you are faced with a decision on any growth-related project or initiative an assessment is the first step. It can inform decisions in respect of:
– A change of strategy
– New market entry
– A merger or acquisition
– Improving systems and structures
– New product introductions
– New or marketing drives
– New hiring decisions
– The vision of the company
It can be a challenge to remain objective and unbiased in our interpretation of events.
Could we be fooling ourselves about anything?
For example teams can sometimes start believing their own PR when it comes to their organization and its achievements. Ensuring that the organization is honest in its appraisal of itself is important if complacency is to be avoided.
Effective alignment requires a broad consensus about how the organization is performing, where it is going and what the priorities are? This is at the core of effective alignment.
Does Everybody Get It?
Arriving at a single shared view of reality is an imperative for teams that need to work more closely together.