The excel skills and training matrix management tool helps progressive people managers rapidly document all skill requirements, staff members and their current capability. This information instantly produces a visual skills heat map enabling you to set and communicate up-skill targets to improve team capability.Learn More DOWNLOAD NOW
This management tool is essential for all team leaders/managers, or business owners that truly want to invest in the capability of their team members.
Successful managers and leaders NEVER 'assume' the skill level of their team members. They use a skills matrix in order to evidence true ownership of team development. We recommend that you watch this short video which will introduce you to the skills and training matrix template in Microsoft Excel.
Team Members. All team members, including the team leader/manager should be listed on the Skills Matrix.
Skill / Competency. All skills, process or competency requirements of the team should be listed.
Current Capability. A true and fair reflection of the individuals current capability level should be outlined on the matrix.
Future Capability. An achievable / future / target level of capability should be outlined on the skills matrix.
To gain a true and fair reflection of individual and team capability, each team member should be rated X,1,2,3 or 4 against each skill/competency requirement on the skills matrix. The individual will then have an overall skills rating which takes into consideration the various ratings per skill/competency. By grouping individual capability you are able to understand team capability.
The individual is exempt from learning this specific skill or competency. The overall scoring will reflect that this skill is exempt, thus ensuring an individual can reach 100% capability vs. what is required of them. You can change them from X-Exempt to Level 1 at anytime (and vise-versa).
The individual may have begun training, but has not completed the majority of the training required. They are not yet aware of the quality and throughput requirements.
This individual is nearing completion of all training requirements. They may be able to perform the skill, however they are yet to evidence the quality and throughput requirements.
This individual has completed all training and critically has evidenced that they can perform the skill to the required standard (quality and throughput).
In order to 'rapidly' up-skill a team you need to be able to perform multiple training sessions per day. Being able to identify subject matter experts helps you to reach this level. These individuals should share in the team's plan to develop skill, taking ownership to develop others in these specific skills area.
"Essential tool to
understand the development needs of each individual within the team."
- Agile Coach within an Insurance Company
"Create a skills gap-analysis profile for the team. Identify area's of strength / weakness and be able to better plan for training needs."
-Commercial Manager within a global communications company.
"Rapidly create a professionally looking skills matrix, to identify training needs and improve team performance."
- Operations Manager within a Retail Bank
Improved knowledge and capability leads to increased confidence. As confidence increases, employees are more willing to take ownership of tasks and processes. Taking ownership helps to encourage autonomous working which is a great recipe for improved motivation. As teams collectively grow their capability and motivation you'll see reduced sickness / absenteeism, greater ownership, improved team work, reduced errors and waste. The benefits of broad improvement in skill capability are endless.
As capability improves, quality errors or mistakes reduce. Customers Instantly see a higher level of service/product, delivered much faster. As the organisation continues to invest in the knowledge and capability of their team members, performance and motivation improves. High performing, highly motivated teams are more likely to provide a better, more friendly, more proactive service to your clients, customers and supply chain. When customers receive a positive experience they are more willing to provide feedback that can be used to attract new business. The benefits of improved capability span far and wide.
Improvements in individual / team capability help your organisation to be more efficient; there is no argument about that! However have you sat back and thought about what improvements in capability mean in terms of cost saving? As you improve team capability you release capacity back into the team resulting in less need for additional resource. You improve performance and motivation which reduces sickness, absenteeism and turnover. You become recognised as a place people want to work at, therefore attracting the best talent. You delight customers with improved service, thus increasing the likeliness of retaining, up-selling to current clients and attracting new business. Training your team members is by far the most financially rewarding action that a business can take!
The professional solution (left), includes all of the analytics shown above to help you rapidly identify and set training targets. For a limited time we are reducing the cost of this template from €300 to €179. We guarantee that a consistent, iterative improvements in skill level as a result of using this tool will far exceed the cost; in addition you'll become and be seen to manage your team in an effective, results-driven manner.
We also provide a proof of concept version for free (right). This file is limited to 5 employees/skills and is intended as a proof-of-concept to help you understand the power of a skills matrix.
One-off Payment, Down from €300
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