During the first decade of this century, while 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 Lectica's developmental scale (the Lectical Scale). Today, we offer a suite of services that provide useful information about the complexity demands of roles within organizations. This information is used primarily to improve recruitment prediction, identify talent, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of change initiatives and leader development.
A number of factors contribute to the complexity level of a workplace role. One of them, illustrated below, is the number and nature of the stakeholders and stakeholder groups affected by the decisions made in a particular role.
|Lectica’s work levels||Lectical range||Role levels|
|L3 E6||1120-1165||upper level, highly skilled professional|
|L2 E5||1100-1145||mid-level, skilled professional|
|L1 E4||1080-1125||supervisory, highly skilled labor|
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 organizational roles and the diagnostics from Lectical Assessments.
Succession planning: We can help you identify and develop talent with a General Analysis of organizational roles, comparisons of role complexity with employee performance on Lectical Assessments, and customized development plans based on the diagnostics from Lectical Assessments.