At Niche Consulting we believe the correct diagnosis of the problem is critical to ensure the problem is fixed at its core and therefore solved effectively.   

Registered IO Psychologists come up with creative solutions to organisational problems
Psychologists with experience in leadership and business
Solutions backed up by international psychological research
Solutions created by psychologists who diagnose complex psychological and organisational issues

Sometimes the problem may not be obvious and a knee jerk response may cause more harm than good.

Below we summarise some of the challenges, issues and problems organisations and managers face today.

In addition, we suggest some common causes and some possible solutions. 

This table illustrates how the same problem may in fact be caused by a number of issues, and before treating the problem, it is first best to correctly diagnose the cause.

 
Poor job fit between the employee and the role or culture;
High turnover
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Poor or no psychometric testing done
  2. Poor management competence in interviewing
  3. Lack of job analysis and accurate job descriptions
  4. Lack of job analysis and person competencies defined
Poor employee engagement & satisfaction; Low employee motivation; High absenteeism
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Low managerial competence
  2. Poorly handled restructuring
  3. Poor recruitment practices
  4. Poor performance management practices
  5. Unhealthy or bad organisational culture
Low staff wellbeing & high levels of stress
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Poor management
  2. Poor management of change within the organisation
  3. Poor job design and job sizing
Managers promoted beyond their ability – “the Peter Principle”
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Lack of analysis of  individuals potential for the next level role
  2. Poor recruiting practices
Team conflicts and performance issues
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Personality clashes
  2. Poor team leadership
  3. Lack of understanding of roles and different strengths or types
Dishonest employees or Counter-productive Staff
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Lack of integrity not picked up in the interview or recruitment process
  2. Poor referee checking
Poor Sales Team Performance
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Poor recruitment of sales people
  2. Poor training of sales people
  3. Poor management of sales team
  4. Poor performance management
Ineffective Managers & Leaders
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Poor recruitment of managers
  2. Poor training of managers
Staff Dissatisfied with Promotional Opportunities
Potential Causes
Solutions - Implement
  1. Succession management lacking
  2. Training and upskilling opportunities lacking
  3. Poor performance management system

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