Team shrinks

June 2004
Management Services;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p29
Academic Journal
Psyfactor, a team of Birmingham, England based psychologists has developed team management software that they say will save organisations thousands of pounds. The software is called TMR (Teamwork and Management Resource) it attacks the problem, highlighted in recent research, that inadequate training and poor teamwork have been major reasons for system failure. The software delivers an immediate strategy to enable staff to meet targets, reduce absenteeism and support the whole team. Philip Perry, Psyfactor managing director remarked that by automatically calculating strategies, TMR removes bias and human error and at the same time reduces workload for managers. TMR comes in two formats. One assesses performance when assigned targets, such as sales, are important. The other is structured to make assessments in environments involving case studies. It uses algorithms developed from prevailing psychological methodology such as Kolb's Learning Cycle and Hackman and Oldham's research.


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