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Best Practices Assessments
My best practices assessments are based on over 20 years experience consulting in high-tech companies.  Each assessment is targeted to a specific type of project, department and operation.  They are a comprehensive, fast and efficient way to identify strengths, risks, gaps, and root causes of conflicts, disconnects, and breakdowns.  And they can even surface the best improvement opportunities and in priority order.  This brochure lists all the Assessments available and describes their benefits and use - Assessments Brochure

FREE ASSESSMENTS
You can take any assessment at no charge.
In the table below, click on a topic of interest. 
Then click on the assessment you want to complete.

You will receive the assessment report.

Business Performance
Team Effectiveness
Department Effectiveness
Manager Effectiveness
Productivity Improvement
Interpersonal Skills
Customer Satisfaction
Change Management
Initiatives Management
Employee Retention 
Product Development
Meeting Effectiveness
Process Effectiveness
Career Advancement
Project Effectiveness
Working Remotely

These Best Practices Assessments with help you.

Find Best Focus      
Accelerate Progress
Be More Successful       
Get A Jumpstart          Surface Blind Spots              Uncover Inhibitors
Find Hidden Risks        
Identify Breakdowns Avoid Big Missteps

Any assessment can be completed real-time by a group together in a meeting.  This increases participation levels and accelerates data collection. Assessment question categories can be also used as discussion topics in 1:1 and group settings to gather insights.  Even if a manager is the only person who completes an assessment,  they get a quick education on best practices and insights on perceived strengths and potential trouble areas. 

The assessment questions ask participants to assess performance against what are considered best practices for high performance.  There are extensive multiple choice questions that contain best practices in each success factor area to provide deep-dive insights .  The analysis of responses shows overall which best practices are being used and which are not and the degree of negative impact.

Schedule here to discuss the use of the Best Practices Assessments
FREE 20 - 45 MINUTE ASSESSMENTS DISCUSSION

Customization, Recommendations, Roadmaps
Assessment Services Available

BEST PRACTICES  ASSESSMENTS

 Business Performance
If you want to be sure you achieve the goals of your business, profit center or cost center these assessments
will surface risks and improvement opportunities for how you work internally and externally

 Customer Satisfaction
To learn how well you are meeting the needs of internal or external customer needs and value expectatons, these assessments
will identify satisfaction levels and help you strengthen the value you provide to them.

Productivity Improvement
If your group has to achieve more with the same or fewer resources, these assessments will point out
what you should stop doing, do more of or do less of to be more efficient and effective.

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 Department Effectiveness
To help you achieve your department’s goals these assessments will highlight areas
where you will want to strengthen organizational capabilities.

Project Effectiveness
To make sure your project gets off on the right track and stays on track
these assessments will tell you what you need to do.

Process Effectiveness
These assessments will help you increase the efficiency, effectiveness and agility
of your key processes to increase customer/user satisfaction and organizational impact.

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Change Management Effectiveness
When you need to make big changes in how things operate these assessments will ensure you get ready
for the changes and implement them smartly to achieve your intended goals and avoid disruptions.

Team Effectiveness
To make sure your team gets off on the right track and stays on track
these assessments will tell you what you need to do.

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Initiative Management

Product Development

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Meeting Effectiveness
If your virtual or in-person meetings are not making the mark, these assessments
will flag what to do to make them more productive and more pleasant to attend.

Manager Effectiveness
If you have department, project or leadership challenges, these assessments
will help you ramp your impact, influence and success.

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Interpersonal Skills
If your ability to interact with a variety of people is key to your success,
these assessments will help you sense what to do and how to do it.

Employees Well Being
If you want to manage employees better, these assessments can help.

Working Remotely
To sense what is really going on across your organization these assessments
will give you deep insights and point to needed improvements.

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Career Advancement
If you want to figure out where your career should go or make career changes,
these assessments will give you valuable insights.

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Assessment Services Available

 SELF-ASSESSMENT
Assessment of a department, process or project
One or two managers complete the survey
To learn best practices and identify trouble areas

Service includes:
Assessment Report highlighting strengths and gaps
30 minute guidance session on prioritization, implications, actions
Price: $145

GROUP SURVEY & BASIC REPORT
Assessment of a department, process or project
10 to 30 people complete the
High level recommendations
No comments theme analysis

Service includes:
20 minute guidance session on survey strategy (goals, process, benefits maximization)
Light customization of assessment survey
Assessment Process checklist (for a smooth and productive experience)
Draft of email to survey participants
Survey deployment and administration
Survey response tracking and reporting
"Complete The Survey" reminder email
Assessment Report with data charts and all comments (anonymous)
No comments theme analysis is provided
60 minute guidance session with Sponsor and Project Lead to discuss prioritization, implications, actions
Price: $695

GROUP SURVEY & FULL REPORT
Assessment of a department, process or project
10 to 30 people complete the assessment of a group, process or project
Includes comments themes, key findings, implications, detailed recommendations

Service includes:
All the Group Assessment elements above plus:
Detailed survey customization as desired
Full analysis Assessment Report:
  - Data analysis
  - Comments theme analysis
  - Findings & implications
  - Recommendations
  - Improvement sequence roadmap
  - 60 minute guidance session with sponsor and project lead on improvement prioritization and sequencing
Pricing:
 - $1,175 for up to 10 survey participants
 - $1,575 for 11 to 20 survey participants
 - $1,975 for 21 to 30 survey participants

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Neil's Bio

As a Leader & Organization Success Advisor, Neil has helped over 350 executives and managers at 90 companies improve their group's performance, leadership impact and career advancement.  Starting as a design engineer and customer engineer,  his career evolved to VP Leadership Development positions at GE and USF&G and Director Business Transformation positions at VMware, Amazon Lab126, and Cisco Systems. Neil has MBA and BS Electrical Engineering degrees and is a Certified Leadership Advisor.

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