Introducing PCS Lite

This week sees the launch of a brand new tool in the PCS portfolio – PCS Lite.

For many years, we at PCS have been helping businesses to measure and improve their team climate and, ultimately, their company’s performance with our full PCS service. During that time, we have listened to and learnt from our customers. Now, with our new, additional PCS Lite product, we are giving leaders, HR professionals, coaches and companies the diagnostic tool to download and own themselves.

PCS Director, David Chamberlain says: “We are incredibly proud of everything that we have achieved with PCS thus far, especially the impressive results that we have seen from our clients. With PCS Lite, we have a product that is accessible to even more businesses and we look forward to helping them to grow and maximise their teams’ performance.”

Easy to use, implement and analyse, PCS Lite comprises quantitative and qualitative data which provides invaluable feedback on what’s working well, what needs improvement and where to focus investment to maximise performance. As the name suggests, it is less complex than our full PCS service with fewer questions and layers. Yet the output still follows the same, proven six segment PCS model and structure. PCS Lite does not replace or compete with our standard PCS service, rather it works in conjunction with it.

Team climate is a major factor affecting performance and, consequently, business success. PCS enables leaders and companies to determine the issues contributing to the current climate and to make the necessary changes to optimise performance, empower leaders and transform teams. This notion of ‘climate’ is so important for the workplace and its future success. Our unique, proven and successful system can help transform teams and add genuine value to a business.

PCS Lite is available to download now

 We have a fantastic introductory offer for the early adopters of PCS Lite. Until Monday 25th November, PCS Lite can be yours to use at a 50% discount by entering the discount code LITEINTRO19.

 Find out more about PCS Lite

Zac's Challenges:

Zac’s tech business is growing rapidly. He’s gone from being a developer with a good idea to now overseeing an ever-expanding team. Zac knows that in order for the business to grow successfully, it needs to stay true to its founding values and his staff need to feel valued and engaged. Zac wants to understand if he and his team are on the same page and he needs to do it quickly and cost effectively.

Zac's PCS Solution

Zac decides to use PCS Lite to get a quick temperature check of how his team are performing and what they think about the business. The PCS Lite report quickly surfaces the fact that his team have lost sight of the organisation’s purpose and goals. Zac realises that he needs to improve his on-boarding processes and help orientate the new team members better in the company culture and vision. 6 months later, Zac uses PCS Lite to check his new onboarding process is working; concludes that the growing team are much better aligned to his vision and are generally operating in a more positive working environment.

Annabel's Challenges:

It’s Annabel’s job to help the Partners in the firm manage their clients and ensure they’re consistently adding value. Recently, Annabel has been asked by one of the Partners to find a tool or framework that the consultants can use to benchmark new clients looking for team and leadership improvement programmes. It needs to be cost-effective, established and reputable and able to be branded with the firm’s own logo.

Annabel's PCS Solution

Annabel recommends PCS Pro to the Senior Partners as it provides an objective measurement of team and leadership climate against which the consultants can build performance improvement programmes. PCS has a good track record, academic validation, excellent training and customer service, so she’s confident that it’s the right tool for the firm’s consultants to use.

Sarah's Challenges:

Sarah has to keep across the multiple training and development needs in the organisation and do it within a tight budget. Recently, Sarah’s been asked to design a L&D programme that improves the staff retention rate and helps staff feel more engaged with the changes happening in the organisation, not least the shift to more flexible working.

Sarah's PCS Solution

Sarah uses PCS to measure how different teams across the organisation are performing and look at any patterns which suggest the need for organisation-wide, leader or team training. Sarah notices that all teams and leaders have a low climate score in the Processes segment. Sarah knows that allocating budget in this area will improve performance. She works with the Senior Management Team to review the organisation’s processes as they transition to more flexible working and designs a training programme to support staff in the transition. She’s helped staff to feel supported, acknowledged and engaged which ultimately drives performance. 

Jim's Challenges:

Jim’s client has a team that’s not performing as well other teams in the organisation. The team has a high staff turnover, sickness and the lack of cohesion is impacting the team’s wellbeing and performance. Jim needs to get to the bottom of why this is happening and design effective coaching interventions which can generate tangible results for his client.

Jim's PCS Solution

Jim uses PCS Pro to measure / benchmark how the team and leader are performing across the 6 segments critical to team performance – Goals, Roles, Processes, Adaptability, Connection and Resilience. He can immediately see the disparity in Goals, Processes and Connection between the leader’s perception and those of her team. He uses this information to build a coaching programme designed align team and leader. After 6 months, the team seems to be more settled and productive. Jim remeasures using PCS Pro – the results show the client the effectiveness of his coaching intervention.