PRIME Match - Rating Your Boss * Empowerment licensing
PRIME Match - Rating Your Boss * Assessment & Self-Development Tool is an instrumented feedback tool enabling employees to work from 2x2 rating scales, and encouraging them the build skill sets that DID NOT require their manager to change, and coaching the employees to manage the upward relationship EVEN IF they could not discuss their needs and goals with the manager.
PRIME is an acronym for Practices in Managerial Effectiveness.
PRIME materials can be licensed and customized to organizations wishing to improve the skills sets of their management team as well as personnel who do not have "direct-reports". License to reproduce workbook and transparencies for up to 300 participants over a three year period was $300. Now it is all free!
ODT ran hundreds of workshops and licensed numerous Fortune 500 companies to use the instrumented feedback tools in conjunction with Management Training programs. The tools were quite detailed and used a proprietary 2x2 rating grid, asking the employee (1) How much they wanted of a specific behavior from their manager (High or Low), and (2) How much they were receiving of a specific behavior from their manager (High or Low). The 2x2 grid then transformed into 4 quadrants with three types of outcomes. If the employee wanted High behavior of a specific kind, and was getting a High amount of that behavior, then they were compatible. If the employee wanted Low behavior of a specific kind, and was getting a Low amount of that behavior, then they were compatible. All good!
But when the employee wanted High and the manager provided Low, that was a condition indicating UNDEREMPHASIS and required that the employee be proactive and taking more initiative in the upward relationship. Similarly, if the employee wanted Low and the manager provided High, that was a condition indicating OVEREMPHASIS on the manager's part, and the employee need strategies to delicately communicate with, and prove to, the boss that close supervision was perhaps not necessary and negotiate (where possible) a different set of boundaries for their relationship.
How to cope with conditions of UNDEREMPHASIS and OVEREMPHASIS was the content of ODT's training programs, which were also delivered on site as executive coaching one-on-one sessions, and delivered remotely via phone coaching programs.
All these materials can be customized to organizations wishing to improve the skills sets of both their management personnel and front line employees.
A mirror-program was also created for the managers from similar rating scales, and encouraging them to expand their skill sets to better meet employee needs.
This mirror image program was called PRIME SEARCH, and resources can be seen HERE
ODT began as consulting and training company in the field of Employee Empowerment and "Upward Influence", and soon developed a series of training modules on "How to Receive a Performance Appraisal", "How to Receive a Delegated Assignment", "How to Increase Your Personal Power", "Self-Directed Work Teams", as well as a series of instrumented feedback tools and workshops to help communication up (PRIME Match), downward (PRIME Search), and with peers (PRIME Peer). These tools were digitized and are available free at link