Finding Weaknesses through assessments
One way to find weaknesses is to use assessments to test knowledge and skills. Another way is to hold webinars with your team and talk with them. One on one interviews can help you find out additional information. These tools are not complete, but if you can get a monthly report from each member and review their performance. This can also point out some issues that your members are having. You can find strengths as well and this will help you put together a rough picture of your teammate. It’s not fun having to collect data to help improve others, but in the long run. They can boost their success, if they chose to follow your game plan.
List biggest weaknesses and strengths
Take a sheet for every member that you’ve done an assessment on and write down strengths and weaknesses. Create a separate file for each one, even for ones with couples. Don’t list flaws, you need to look at their strengths. A weakness can be tech related or a skill related. A flaw is like a bad habit. As you work on each profile and carefully define each area. Later on, you can talk to each person and offer mentor ship in a given area.
Before doing any such program, be honest and list out your expectations. Create a plan of action, and guideline. Talk to your team and send out the plan and guideline and see if they want to participate. Exclude those who opt out. Never, include those who do not want the extra help or be analyzed. Friendships and teammates are more important than data. Allow them to have the option to join later, but do offer incentives and the reason to why you’re doing this. After all its to build a strong team, right.