We recently discovered something that we are excited about. It is called CoreClarity.
For several years I have been intrigued by the concept of people's talents. Too often, with appraisals and other people management practices, we focus on people's weaknesses.
Several years ago, I discovered and took the Clifton Strengths assessment that is offered by a book from Gallup called "Now Discover Your Strengths". A more recent version of the book is titled "Strengths Finder 2.0". The assessment is a good way of identifying each person's unique talents.
What CoreClarity does is take the strengths as identified by the assessment and helps each person to understand how their specific talents work in combination with each other. Additionally, CoreClarity allows teams that work together to identify their collective strengths.
The insights gained through CoreClarity are generating a positive buzz in our department. Instead of trying to do things that drain the life out of people, employees feel free to speak up about the tasks that they are good at doing and allowing others to do tasks they excel at doing. This is resulting in employees being more engaged, fulfilled, and productive.