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Black Box Thinking

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 28th May 2019.2 min read

Black Box Thinking

Using case studies, this book links action and in-action to performance and improvement. Matthew Syed explores how mistakes can lead to higher performance and new ways of working. But only if mistakes are embraced and used as a learning aid. Here we review the book and give you our thoughts on the message it intends to get across.

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Setting out the process of development talent management and succession: Trimester 2, Webinar 4

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 27th May 2019.

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  • Discussing the meaning of ‘talent’, who’s in the talent pool and who’s not
  • Discussing the GE 9-box and CIPD 4-box talent matrixes
  • Building a model for talent management using the CIPD 4-box matrix
  • Illustrating talent management as a continuous process
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Planning & implementing organisational up skilling: Trimester 2, Webinar 5

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 26th May 2019.

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This webinar/video is about how a manager might go about developing everyone in his or her organisation together. It starts by suggesting that such pan-organisation development depends on the use of a statement of what's to be done - the competency framework. And will illustrate an example of a framework for a 50-person organisation.

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Determining the right development tool for each person and goal: Trimester 2, Webinar 6

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 26th May 2019.

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  • Discussing the various development interventions available
  • Re-visiting how people learn and their reaction to various interventions
  • Developing training interventions to meet planned needs
  • Discussing how to evaluate the success of development interventions
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Setting foundations designing the right jobs: Trimester 3, Webinar 2

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 26th May 2019.

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• Showing how to model a firm to capture all the necessary functions to be done;
• Showing how functions can be aggregated to form various different jobs;
• Teaching how to design jobs for maximum motivational effect;
• Identifying the purpose and primary responsibilities and accountabilities in each job; and
• Beginning to determine the characteristics of the people who will excel in those jobs as preparation for Webinar 3.

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Developing selection criteria, specifying the ideal candidate: Trimester 3, Webinar 3

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry & Sue Berry on 26th May 2019.

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• Illustrating how to define people in terms that can be assessed and tested during selection;
• Describing what’s meant by general mental ability, personality and person-environment fit;
• Telling how the various characteristics impact on job performance;
• Showing how job descriptions can be analysed to give the necessary competencies and behaviours; and
• Discussing how managers typically make decisions during selection and how this should be done.

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