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Mid-year Review: Assessing Capabilities

Aug. 26, 2014
There are five organizational capabilities critical to success in today's environment: Talent Speed Shared mindset Accountability Collaboration

The first half of the year has passed, and it's time to assess the capabilities of your organization. From your newest hire to your highest-ranking manager, your company’s capabilities are critical to having a profit and growth orientated company.

  • Talent: Do your employees have the competencies and the commitment required to deliver the business strategy you want to accomplish?
  • Speed: Can your organization and employees move quickly to make important things happen fast?
  • Shared mindset: Do you have a culture or identity that reflects what you and your company stand for, and how you work?
  • Accountability: Does high performance matter, to the extent that you can ensure execution of strategy?
  • Collaboration: How well does your team collaborate to gain both efficiency and leverage?

Let's see how your team measures up. Rate your organization against a 1-5 scale for each capability — the rating of 5 being the highest, and 1 being the lowest rating. 

  • 5 indicates that your company is doing a great job in that particular capability.
  • 4 or 3 indicate that there is some work to do in order to maximize that capability’s effectiveness.
  • 2 or 1 indicates that there is a great deal of discussion that needs to occur on how your company improves in these capabilities.

Sometimes, boiling down your team’s capability to a number scale helps you get a more concise measurement of your team’s capabilities as a whole. Furthermore, this look at your organization will allow you to accurately assess your company’s ability to compete in today’s environment and make the necessary changes for future growth and profit.

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Mike Moore | HVAC Training Director

Mike Moore is the HVAC Training Director at HVAC Learning Solutions, HVAC industry experts in sales, technical, and business training. Visit Mike’s blog for more insights. Mike can be reached on Twitter @hvaclearning or on Google+ at gplus.to/hvactraining.