Results Presentation (Focus & Action)

Throughout the presentation we have presented a variety of views of the data and at a couple of moments we included a slide to consider and capture what you and/or your audience thought were the key standout results. These were your standouts from your highs and lows and your standouts from your top drivers or impact questions. You've also had a chance to look at some of the opportunities across comparisons in your organization.

In this final section of the presentation the aim is to arrive at some final decisions for candidate action questions. Before doing that it can be useful to include a slide where you consider what doing nothing might look like. As an example, you might look at what your retention question scores are (your responses to questions about whether people see themselves staying with you over the next 1-2 years). You can also consider any areas that have very low scores on those questions or any other question you feel your company might be challenged by. For example a technology company with low innovation scores in their product or research development team.

You can then encourage your audience to consider that and decide whether they want to act on something next. At this point it can be good to get them to reconsider the questions or areas identified earlier in the presentation and to then narrow that down to ONE primary thing they feel they can commit to understanding more and involving people and potentially resources in working towards some concrete actions on. 

It's important to resist the temptation to find more things to work on. Most organizations will find even the change process in dealing with one major thing overwhelming. You can assure people that once they improve that they can then move onto one of the other areas anyway. The truth is that changing one major thing will often involve you in conversations and processes that themselves will be beneficial for your organization, and the greatest danger is diluting the impetus for action across too many initiatives. 

Additionally, the process from here may also involve and allow for individual managers or teams to find their own additional or unique action areas. So the important thing is to get the leadership team involved in a Primary and (at most) a secondary focus. If they feel they can't do this within the presentation meeting it can still be powerful to have them commit to a timeline for deciding and communicating this.

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