Lean Employee Assessment

A client asked me for help finding a good tool for assessing employee performance and development needs. Seems most of the stuff out there measured results instead of processes. I looked around and didn’t find anything too terribly exciting so I did a little plagiarizing and a bit of creative thinking and came up with something that fits the bill.

You can see that is takes the assessment criteria and plots it on a graph combining knowledge and culture, which gives a pretty sound indication of someone’s development needs. What I like about it is that it is aimed at measuring knowledge instead of outcomes; very supportive of Management by Means thinking rather than old school Management by Objectives.

At any rate, if any of you readers are interested in it drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will be glad to send it to you. It is a simple Excel based tool. I will also send along a 4-5 page Word document explaining how to use it. Feel free to use it or scrap it as you see fit … who knows, maybe it will help!