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4G helps to predict effort over human relationships

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  • 1. An Introduction to 4G Background and Examples 21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com Powered by

2. Contents

  • Introduction and Examples
  • How it Works
  • Company Background
  • Contact Information

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 3. Introduction and Examples Background

  • 4G is a new system for problem solving There are two areas of innovation
  • Linking behaviour to the bottom line
    • Show a business case and ROI from peoples behaviour and group dynamics
  • Predicting Relationships
    • Know, in advance, how individuals and groups will fit and how much or little friction exists between them

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 4. Introduction and ExamplesPredicting Relationships

  • 4G makes it possible to articulate and predict normally intangiblebehaviourand relationships
  • Different relationships attract different levels of effort and productivity
  • Notice the difference in Beverleys position in Team 1 with Brians in Team 2

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 5. Introduction and ExamplesMetrics & Reporting 1/3

  • Different 4G SocialRelationships attract different levels of effort in order to function at their best
  • By comparing the level of effort in a relationship with salary, it is possible to show how much money is spent on Relationship Friction in order to achieve productivity
  • Link behaviour and relationships to measurable and actionable improvements such as increased sales or performance management
  • This enables the creation of a business case and a ROI story

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 6. Introduction and ExamplesMetrics & Reporting 2/3

  • Using a formula to calculate relationship friction, this idea can then be costed using 4G and base salaries
  • The cost of relationship friction in this case is 32.8% of total salary
  • The assumptions;
    • Base Salary
    • Rank order of the 4G Social Relationship
    • Knowing peoples 4G Social Profile

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com Name Base Salary Ajit 35,000 Beverley 70,000 Christien 110,000 Dirk 50,000 Emma 55,000 Total Salaries 320,000 Relationship Friction as a % 32.8 7.

  • As can be seen in the table and diagram, Brians impact is very positive, even though he is paid the same amount of money
  • The results;
    • Brians salary is the same as Beverleys
    • Relationship Friction is 32.8% in Team 1
    • Relationship Friction is 26.8% in Team 2
    • Brians start cuts reduces Relationship Friction by 6%
  • How quickly is the return on investment seen?

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com Introduction and ExamplesMetrics & Reporting 3/3 Name Base Salary Ajit 35,000 Brian 70,000 Christien 110,000 Dirk 50,000 Emma 55,000 Total Salaries 320,000 Relationship Friction % 26.8 8. Introduction and Examples The Visual Team Builder

  • See relationships and lines of communication visually
  • Predict and model relationships and group dynamics
  • Use the Relationship Friction formula to link relationships and dynamics to the bottom line

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 9. Introduction and ExamplesDriving Performance

  • As a product or tool, 4G offers many unique ways to increase performance
  • The table opposite illustrates some examples
  • When combined, these take account of the wider context
  • This also provides for a comprehensive intervention and economies of scale

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com Business Processes Leadership Change Management Motivation Collaboration & Mentoring Recruitment Communications Reporting Structures Conflict Retention Emotional Intelligence Sales Culture and Sales Managers Engagement Stress & Work-Life Balance Influencing Team Dynamics 10. Introduction and Examples4G At A Glance 21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com Culture & Strategy - Values Human Capital & Strategy Metrics & Human Capital Reporting Business Partnering Balanced Scorecard Change ManagementCulture & Climate Empowering Line Managers Organisational Strategy Mergers & Acquisition Integration IT & Knowledge Management Employee Engagement Psychological ContractTalent Management Individuals - Resources Assessment Appraisals & 360 Degree Feedback Retention Tests Career Management A Coaching Culture Learning & Development Stress & Work-Life Balance Conflict Emotional Intelligence First 100 Days Leadership Motivation Negotiation Time Management Teams - Processes Business & Sales Performance Ideal Teams Team Development Team Modelling Business Processes Influencing Social Network Analysis Competency Frameworks Graduate Recruitment Interviewing Recruitment Succession Planning Collaboration Mentoring, Induction & Peer Support Programs Cross Departmental CommunicationInternal Communication Reporting Structures Values Processes Resources Social Groups Culture Teams Individuals Social Profiles Social Relationships 11. Contents

  • Introduction and Examples
  • How it Works
  • Company Background
  • Contact Information

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 12. How it Works Data Collection and Feedback

  • Participants are invited to a project briefing, either run in person or over the phone
  • Individuals complete a 30 45 minute questionnaire on the web in their own time
  • One-on-one feedback sessions are run with each person, lasting 30 60 minutes
  • One-on-one relationship feedback sessions are run with each person, lasting 30 60
  • Further recommendations and optional group feedback can be provided as required

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 13. How it Works The Test Interface

  • Yes mode (200 items)
  • No mode (same 200)
  • Decision mode (choices from your previous selections)
  • 30 45 minutes to complete
  • No interruptions
  • You may be asked to add to your selections as you go

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 14. How it Works Social Profiles

  • 16 Social Profiles
  • Profile Headings;
    • Summary
    • Style of Work
    • Leadership Traits
    • Ideal Working Environment
    • Areas of Possible Weakness
    • Suggestions for Improvement

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 15. How it Works Social Relationships

  • All Relationships are written in a neutral style
  • Relationships cover
    • Summary
    • Manifestation
    • Drawbacks
  • e.g. Pairs, a pair of apples
  • e.g. Balance, a set of scales
  • e.g. Focus, a magnifying glass
  • e.g. Order, a childs see-saw

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 16. How it Works Reliability and Validity

  • Details of the Instrument;
    • 200 adjective items, 8 scales
    • Both a normative and normatively derived ipsative modes
    • Culture, age and sex neutral, no demographic bias
  • Reliability
    • Mean Alpha; 0.87 and 0.86, n = 332 and 301
    • Mean SEM; 4.9% and 5.5%, n = 332 and 301
    • Mean Test-Retest; 0.77, n = 159, 4 week interval
  • Validity
    • Factor Analysis; mean load 0.95 n = 332 & 301, 6 factors, PCA
    • NEO; O = 0.37, C = -0.51 & 0.50, E = 0.60 & -0.50, A = 0.41, N = -0.27. p = 0.01 and n = 133
    • 16PF; 42 relationships at 0.01, mapping to Global Factors
  • Copies of the test manual are available on request!

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 17. Contents

  • Introduction and Examples
  • How it Works
  • Company Background
  • Contact Information

21/12/09 Four Groups Ltd, An Introduction to 4G www.fourgroups.com 18. Four Groups Company Background

  • 4G (the tool) developed by father and son team
    • Dr. Stephen Foster and Charles Foster (son)
  • Four Gro

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