COMPARING VIEWS

The Real Strength of ROLESCRIPT™

Collecting objective information about a role is useful, but ROLESCRIPT™ can do much more. One of the most useful ways it can be used allows boss and subordiante to compare notes about their views of the role, then see how both match up to the subordinate's strengths.

Here's an example. You can see how closely the subordinate's actions and strenths match her view of the role. And how far this is from her manager's expectations. This is a certain recipe for misunderstandings and performance problems.

Let's look at another aspect of the role: the way each of them views the breadth of the role and the balance of operational and more strategic needs it contains.

Here's another problem. The subordinate sees the role needing more of a strategic outlook than anything else; the boss thinks it's primarily an operational role, centered on meeting current goals. And the subordinate's strenths and current actions lie somewhere between the two!

Finding The Answer

This isn't an extreme or unusual case. Similar examples show up all the time.

ROLESCRIPT™ usually provides the solution as well as revealing the problem. Miscommunication is almost always at the root of these issues. Once boss and subordinate recognize what's going on, they can talk it through and arrive at an agreed position.

In the case we've followed here, the subordinate thought she was showing initiative when she went way beyond the needs of her role. Her boss explained the need for a tighter focus so she understood. Then she was quite ready to change her focus to where her boss wanted — on current goals — so long as the boss recognized that wasn't her long-term area of strength and agreed to help her develop into more strategic positions. Problem solved!

ROLESCRIPT™ delivers the power and simplicity you need.

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