PROFESSIONALS FOR HIGH QUALITY MANAGEMENT AUDIT
We see ourselves as professional and experienced providers of management audits. The aim in each case is to organize a differentiated, neutral „second opinion“ on the fit for a target level or position. Our added value in the management audit: challenging business cases that go beyond verbal communication to demonstrate performance in realistic tasks. Each of the consultants assigned has many years of experience.
One occasion for a management audit is the safeguarding of staffing decisions. Another occasion is the structured survey of strengths and development areas in the context of restructuring, e.g. new CEO, new competence model or new alignment of positions. We have many corresponding benchmarks in the execution of a management audit. The majority of management audits are between 20 and 50 participants, but we also perform management audits for single participants and have experience with audits with > 1,000 participants.
Another variant are development audits. Here, the focus is on creating a neutral strengths/weaknesses profile for a top level and setting development impulses.
APPRECIATION AND ATMOSPHERE IN THE MANAGEMENT AUDIT
Each participant is a high performer or high potential regardless of the outcome. The assessment is always two-sided: We conduct the management audits with the attitude that the day is part of the „Journey“ as an applicant or potential carrier and that the organization is also assessed by the participant to the same extent. We are aware that success in the end depends on the acceptance of the participants. In addition to a cooperative atmosphere, we ensure this by providing high-quality feedback to participants and clients.
STATE-OF-THE-ART INTERVIEW METHODOLOGY
We do not think much of so-called „in-depth interviews“ or „semi-structured interviews“, each of which are indications of insufficient structuring of the interviews and dependence on the subjectivity of individual consultants. For more information, click here: Why traditional questions don’t cut it.
Instead, we rely on competency-based, structured interviews. Consultants are trained on a project-specific basis how to calibrate individual answers. We build on the current interview methods of BI (Biographical Interview) and the STAR approach. We have been scientifically studying job interview methodology for many years.
MANAGEMENT AUDIT WITH LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT (LPA)
One methodological building block is our LPA. With this online-based tool, we have for the first time compiled all scientifically known personality traits in one feedback instrument: Motivational Structure, Personality, Integrity, Cognitive Performance. In doing so, we use a comparison norm consisting specifically of other top managers (board members and 1st reporting level below board level).
More information about the online version of the LPA can be found on the site of our subsidiary Brooklynmaxx.