Business insight organisation, was being asked by clients to help them identify individuals who could drive transformational change – the Game Changers. But they struggled to define who they were in terms of capabilities.
Our research aimed to answer two questions:
Do these Game Changers exist in the corporate world?If so, what do they look like?
This study plugged a gap in the research on leadership by giving us a detailed insight and practical understanding of Game Changers – a special group of talent, which has the potential to transform the future.
The GC Index® is an organimetric that profiles an individual’s proclivity for making a contribution to a team and organisation.
It was created by Nathan Ott, Chief Polisher, and Dr GC – DR John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist – in collaboration with Management Expert, Professor Adrian Furnham.
Underpinned by a scientific framework it is used to help us understand the potential impact of individuals and create team formations that really change the game and deliver growth.
The GC Index® framework helps organisations:
We created a world-class movement committed to fostering our core belief that “Not everyone is a Game Changer but everyone can make a Game-Changing impact.” – That is The Art of GCology™.
At the heart of The GC Index® movement are our GCologists, who are the body through which we live and breathe. We held our first accreditation session in January 2016 and are building a growing community of hundreds of accredited GCologists.
They share our vision and focus on building a world-class movement, committed to fostering the impact and contribution from everyone around the globe, whether they are a global Fortune CEO or a child in a developing country.
This 2016 we published The DNA of a Game-Changing Team study, which focuses on how to create a game-changing team.
A good idea is not enough for an organisation to survive. In today’s digital world there is the demand to carry on with ‘business as usual’ while we challenge ourselves to invent, implement and execute creative and transformational change.
It was through this research we started to understand the composition of game-changing teams. These game-changing teams are inclusive at all levels and enable everyone to ‘potently’ contribute to the team and organisation.
An analysis of our data revealed that individuals established in corporate roles, typically, have two ‘dominant’ scores in their The GC Index®. They have an ability to ‘flex’ and can make a contribution in different ways, according to the situation.
Our data shows that all of these combinations are represented at c-level and this is the profile that defines their approach to leadership.
Recognising this multi-dimensional view of leadership brings a different perspective to the notion of organisational talent. This view shows that allowing people to play to their particular inclination in a way that a unitary view of leadership and potential does not offer the solution to this enigma in leadership identification.
The Young People Index is an adaptation of The GC Index® framework, which is being used by education professionals to identify and nurture the non-academic strengths of pupils; the leaders and workforce of the future.
The Young People Index supports schools and young people in a number of ways. These include:
Coaching Me Coaching You tells the inspirational stories of ten people whose lives were changed through coaching with The GC Index®.
This book was written at the request of our clients and global GCologist Community who wanted a book that is engaging yet practical to walk them through:
The GC Index® was included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the September 2018 Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Business Operations report by Gartner, Inc.
The GC Index partnered with the Association of MBAs (AMBA) to carry out some research.
This supports the view that AMBA graduates are more engaged and energised by the world of ideas and possibilities than the world of practical realities. More specifically, they have the potential to bring to organisations creative, game-changing possibilities.
To read more please visit AMBA's journal, Ambition.
We held our very first GC Partner Summit, GC Connect, to empower our network of GCologists and GC Partners and share how individuals, teams and organisations are using The GC Index® to support them in making a game-changing impact.
Over 100 GCologists and GC Partners from the UK, Romania, the USA, Nigeria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany gathered together on the 14th March 2019.
We launched The GC People Leader Series, in partnership with Dialogue Review, which celebrates the journey of leaders from all walks of life around the world and shares their inspiring life lessons and learnings.
Interviews include Eleanor Allen, CEO at Water for People, Coach to sporting legend Frank Dick, Sharon Kemp, CEO for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, and Loraine Martins MBE, Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Network Rail.
These tools are designed to designed to quantify the impact of a Game-Changing Impact Coaching Programme.
More specifically, they will tell how, and to what extent, the individuals going through the programme have changed, individually and collectively.
The GC Index® entered into a multi-year agreement to become a Strategic Partner of the recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the largest membership organisation for the UK Recruitment Industry.
The GC Index® Strategic Partner agreement is to work with REC to promote "Best Practice Recruitment" within both its recruitment members and in-house recruiters.
We launched the Organisation Impact Map – this gives a basis for ALL organisational decision making and provides a framework and language for INTER team collaboration. It identifies hidden strengths and pinpoints where they are within organisations.