Fifteen years ago, working with a US Federal Government agency, Dr. Dawson developed a new approach to assessing the complexity and skill requirements of workplace roles and calibrating them to our developmental scale (the Lectical Scale). Today, we offer a suite of services that provide organizations with useful information about their workplace hierarchy by establishing the complexity demands of roles within that hierarchy. This information is used primarily to refine hiring precision, identify talent, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of leader development or change efforts.
A number of factors contribute to the complexity level of a leadership position. One of them, illustrated below, is the number and nature of the stakeholders and stakeholder groups affected by the decisons made in a particular role.
There are two types of analysis we use to establish the task demands of workplace positions—General and Precise.
Workforce planning: We can help you identify future requirements with a General Analysis of the complexity demands of proposed levels of work, or a Precise Analysis of a new position.
Recruitment: We can help you refine hiring decisions with a General Analysis of your organizational hierarchy, a Precise Analysis of the position to be filled, and a Lectical Assessment of each candidates' skills.
Onboarding: We can help you close gaps in a new hire's skills with a General Analysis of your organizational hierarchy, the precise analysis of the specific position, and a development plan based on the results of Lectical Assessments.
Learning and development: We aim to put an end to one-size-fits-all development programs by providing you with the information you need to customize learning—beginning with a General Analysis of your organizational hierarchy and the diagnostics from Lectical Assessments.
Succession planning: We can help you idenitfy and develop talent with a General Analysis of your organizational hierarchy, comparisons of role complexity with empolyee performance on Lectical Assessments, and customized development plans based on the diagnostics from Lectical Assessments.