Bioss works closely with each client to determine the best tools to address a particular need.
We take just as much care in choosing the most appropriate Bioss practitioners to offer these tools in any particular organisation.
- Career Path Appreciation (CPA)
- Modified Career Path Appreciation (MCPA)
- Initial Recruitment Interview Schedule (IRIS)
- Linked Personal Appreciation (LPA)
- Working Relationships Appreciation (WRA)
- Peer Relationships Appreciation (PRA)
- Work Level Appreciation (WLA)
- Organisational Role Appreciation (ORA)
- The Biossphere
Career Path Appreciation (CPA)
A semi-structured, one-to-one interview exploring an individual’s career history and preferred approach to work, as well as the type of work complexity with which they feel comfortable. The outcome of a CPA is a mutual recognition of the current scope of a person’s ability to make decisions and of their potential longer-term development, using the Matrix of Working Relationships as a theoretical framework.
Modified Career Path Appreciation (MCPA)
A software-based variant of the Career Path Appreciation, the MCPA, developed with our partner EDAC, is a cost-effective solution where time, distance or volume is an issue. Candidates complete the MCPA online, and the results are validated and discussed through a one-to-one interview that may also be conducted online.
Initial Recruitment Interview Schedule (IRIS)
A quick and inexpensive way of identifying the level of work complexity which individuals are comfortable handling. There are two forms of IRIS: one for individuals with less than one year's work experience, and a second for those with more. A semi-structured interview process, IRIS has been used for graduate recruitment, promotion interviews, career counselling and training.
Linked Personal Appreciation (LPA)
A software-based appreciation, developed by our partner EDAC, which can be 'linked' to CPA, MCPA or IRIS, supplementing their exploration of capability and potential with an understanding of 29 behavioural characteristics covering team roles, conflict handling, work styles, learning styles, personality and managerial style.
Working Relationships Appreciation (WRA)
A diagnostic process used to develop managers, teams and organisations. Based on the Tripod of Work, the WRA identifies and evaluates working relationships between a leader, their individual team members and the leader’s own manager. Also valuable in exploring wider issues of organisational design.
Peer Relationships Appreciation (PRA)
Providing information on working relationships between peers or colleagues, the PRA can be used on its own or in tandem with the Working Relationships Appreciation. Particularly useful in team development, in improving collaboration across departments, and in strengthening trans-border ties in international organisations.
Work Level Appreciation (WLA)
A practical, comprehensive model of organisational dynamics and decision-making. Exploring the way an individual uses the core and discretionary space in their present job, the WLA helps to determine any given post’s current level of complexity and, through Organisational Mapping, reveals hidden costs and waste due to gaps or overlaps in the organisation’s structure.
Organisational Role Appreciation (ORA)
A software-based approach to role design, ORA enables the user to develop detailed profiles for each role in the organisation, including purpose, accountabilities, level of complexity, and capability requirements for individuals performing the role. Once this information has been mapped across the organisation, it can support recruitment, training, development, succession planning and organisation design.
Bioss is developing a new generation of software solutions – an integrated suite of online appreciation, intelligence and collaboration tools called the Biossphere.
The Biossphere is designed to support appreciative conversations, facilitate knowledge capture, provide layered intelligence and inform decision-making. Its elements are modular, and can be deployed either individually or in a suite tailored to the needs of each client.
The Biossphere offers:
Specific tools to support Bioss’s core practice areas – Value, Work and People – including all the tools mentioned on this page.
Intelligence tools to integrate information between practice areas and provide metrics for decision-making. These tools can also be used to integrate Bioss’s tools into a client’s in-house systems.
Conversation tools using advanced social media to support communication and collaboration between the client and Bioss’s practitioner team.
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