A guiding principle at Team Management Systems is the empirical rigour that underpins our suite of feedback tools. Our research arm, the Institute of Team Management Studies (ITMS), collects and maintains our data set and produces annual updates to our extensive database of norm reference groups.
Our norm data and the work of ITMS has always been an important part of the foundation research that has been reviewed by the British Psychological Society. Having this type of endorsement from an independent, globally-recognised authority is another way we make your life easier – by providing quality psychometric profiles that you can use with confidence.
How has the data changed?
- Our TMP norm reference group has expanded to 584,717; an increase of 13% on our 2018 data set.
- Our QO2 norm group has expanded 11,301, with two additional reference groups.
Why does this matter to you as a facilitator?
You can be confident that when you compare a set of TMS Profile scores against a norm reference group, what you see is a validated, reliable and meaningful comparison. Our data sets provide a simple reference point for learners who ask, “How do my scores compare with…?”.
How can you use the new TMS research data?
For anyone needing to gain a better understanding of new colleagues or stakeholders, you can compare the preferences of you and your team with any reference group.
As an example, let’s imagine you are coaching a client who is about to start a job in a new industry sector. You would be able to refer to the latest TMP data to generate some insights about things like:
- Where might the preferences of your new colleagues likely be?
- How does that compare with your approach?
- How might you best communicate and link with them?
- What might be an operational priority for them?