What is the dynamic needs analysis?
It is a 'dynamic' tool for evaluating and exploring
individual and group skills and performance levels.
It identifies individual and team training needs.
It provides individual and/or group feedback on real
What does it do?
It enables you to focus training programmes
and effort into specifically identified areas in order to achieve rapid
and pragmatic results
It provides an expert and unbiased evaluation,
into the strengths and development areas of individuals and teams
It helps individuals and groups to assess and analyse
the changes they could make to enhance their performance and achieve
It helps individuals to reflect on their performance and
set razor sharp goals for business process improvement
Results of the DNA
An individual and/or team profile which provides
Key development areas
Constructive feedback and comments
Recommendations and suggestions for future
An opportunity to reflect and consider skills,
behaviours and habits which both limit and enhance performance
A record and plan which complements and enhances a
performance review or appraisal process
What does the DNA consist of?
Participants will be observed throughout a series of
exercises especially designed to challenge abilities in core competence
areas. The exercises involve working with others
and solving both familiar and unfamiliar problems. There are both
physical and mental exercises which are achievable for all participants
and are not discriminative in any way. The physical exercises are
not designed to test strength or fitness, they are designed to allow
participants to become engaged, not only mentally, but also emotionally
in the process.
This is key as it is emotion rather than intellect
which drives our behaviour when under pressure or when performance
is most critical. During the exercises, individual and/or group
strengths and your development areas quickly become apparent to
our highly skilled observers. These observations are fed back
to individuals during debrief. A full report is prepared
for each individual and coaching arranged where appropriate.
Does the DNA really help individuals to assess
their skills, abilities and limitations?
Yes. The DNA differs from a traditional
assessment centre in that it is focussed and designed specifically to
provide constructive feedback, which will support individuals to grow
within your organisation. Individuals are, however, expected to be
prepared to participate with an open mind and a sense of curiosity about
themselves and their performance.
Because the process is dynamic it engages, not only
logic and intellect, but also more subtle skill and awareness which is
becoming increasingly more important for senior managers who need to influence and lead other people - Emotional
Intelligence or EQ. EQ is now recognised as one of, if not the,
main factors for achieving results and success in virtually any
field. The more senior the manager or leader; the greater the
chance that success will depend on Critical Success Factors such as:
Self awareness and awareness of others…
Empathy and real active listening…
Identifying and expressing feelings…
Reducing stress in self and others…
Managing ones own emotions and leading the
emotional states of others
These are just some of the competencies of those who are
Emotionally Intelligent. The DNA is unique because is
identifies the elusive EQ factor which most competency and assessment
based approaches fail to identify.
The DNA will not only provide objective feedback
and observations on both IQ and EQ issues, but also subjective feedback
on the softer, and arguably more important aspects of achieving results
through other people.
There is no pass or fail through the DNA, only
high quality information which can provide the springboard for an
individual to move onto the next step of their personal development.
Can be used as part of the DNA process or used on
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