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Global Fitness Indicator: the Global Fitness Development Profiler

The Global Fitness Development Profiler (GF-DP) is an academically robust Global Fitness indicator tool that reveals key planning and development information in relation to Global Fitness so that you can meet the demands of today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) globalising world. It provides vital information for (a) senior managers so that they can plan strategically, and (b) individuals so that they can know better how to improve their own global fitness.

Benefits for Organisations/Senior Managers Benefits for Individuals
Assesses and maps:
  • the cultural appetite of your workforce and different departments for working globally;
  • the level of experience of your staff in working globally;
  • the level of confidence your staff have in working globally;
  • the intercultural strengths and needs of different teams;
  • the gaps between aspiration and experience/ confidence that need addressing;
  • the information you need to plan strategically to improve your global performance.
Helps you to:
  • reflect on your attitudes towards working globally and with people from culturally different backgrounds;
  • reflect on your experiences of working globally;
  • reflect on your confidence in working globally;
  • identify your areas of strength;
  • identify your professional development needs;
  • map your changing needs and personal growth.

The GF-DP takes the Global Fitness Program as its conceptual foundation, allowing three broad aspects to be probed: Global Fitness Environment, Global Fitness Engagement Routines, and Global Fitness Outcome Goals. Each of these three broad aspects has a number of component constructs.

Clients can select the constructs that are most suited to their needs. The feedback shows the distribution of ratings and, using traffic signal colouring, shows senior managers where they need to concentrate their CPD efforts. (See sample data below.) For individuals, they can receive feedback showing how their personal scores compare with their peers.

Our consultancy and professional development work offers follow-up support on all of the areas.

Global Fitness Environment: These items allow organisations to ascertain how far they are offering the support that employees need to develop Global Fitness. Respondents rate items in two ways: 'Importance to me' AND 'My actual experience'

Data on two of the Global Fitness Environment constructs (from one department of an international electronics company).

Shows the distribution of ratings for two constructs on Global Fitness Environment

Global Fitness Engagement Routines: These items allow individuals and organisations to ascertain how far they are taking advantage of the opportunities available for building Global Fitness.Respondents rate items in two ways: 'Importance to me' AND 'My actual experience'

Data on two of the Global Fitness Engagement constructs (from one department of an international electronics company).

Distribution of ratings from two Global Fitness Engagement constructs

Global Fitness Outcome Goals: These items allow individuals and organisations to ascertain how far they are confident in their Global Fitness skills and attributes. Respondents rate items in two ways: 'Importance to me' AND 'Ease of handling'.

Data on two of the Global Fitness Outcome Goal constructs (from one department of an international electronics company).

Distribution of ratings from two Global Fitness Outcome Goal constructs

For more information contact:
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