Andrea Corney Chosen for Spherical Dynamics
Workforce Management Software
Select Program Picks Acorn Consulting’s President to Offer
Services Featuring Spherical Dynamic’s Revolutionary Team Analysis
Menlo Park, CA, August 2, 2004 – Acorn Consulting
announced today the selection of Andrea Corney, President, to join the
coveted channel of Spherical Dynamics Affiliates, a select group of invitation-only
members who are certified to use the family of Spherical Dynamics products.
Acorn Consulting is now qualified to give the SDI instrument, review
and decipher the results, and help individuals and teams use their results
to increase their effectiveness. The SDI tools enhance the impact of
Acorn Consulting’s successful programs in conflict resolution,
emotional intelligence, team performance, and executive coaching programs.
“Most assessments are essentially self-reported personality portraits,” said
Andrea Corney, president and founder of Acorn Consulting. “The
Spherical Dynamics products are about the process of getting work done. By
measuring physiological events in the brain, the instrument gives an
accurate picture of how each individual goes through the process. As
a result, typical evaluations pale in comparison in their ability to
impact the bottom line.”
Based upon 20 years of research in workforce management, Spherical Dynamics
addresses the four phases of a project cycle – developing ideas,
generating motivation and buy-in, planning, and executing. Research
shows that different individuals excel in different parts of the cycle
and that different tasks require a different balance of the 4 phases.
The Spherical Dynamics software defines the requirements for each team
or project in terms of the amount of emphasis required for each phase
of the Cycle. The software tool combines the Spherical Dynamics
assessment with a characteristics inventory and teaming tools. A
team can then use the data in the recruitment of individuals who can
easily focus their energy as required to complete the objectives. An
optimal team moves through all phases of the cycle using their collective
energy to achieve an objective. The combined participation of well-used
team members creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The program is applicable to individuals, project life cycles, and entire
teams. With the certification, Acorn Consulting will be able to
use the tools to expand upon their current coaching service offering,
with the possibility of adding new services in the following areas: general
team analysis, project analysis, succession planning for executives,
and Board of Director selection.
For more information about Acorn Consulting’s full menu of service
offerings, or to sign up for a Spherical Dynamics session, log on to http://www.acorn-od.com,
or contact the Menlo Park office at (650) 329-8923.
About Acorn Consulting
Since 1995, Andrea Corney, founder of Acorn Consulting, has been helping
high tech management teams get traction on the critical issues that impact
their bottom line. With a JD/MBA from Stanford, she brings a solid
business focus and understanding of strategic issues to the work of helping
executives and management teams meet the challenges of leadership, management,
and working with others. Clients range in size from early stage
start-ups to large public companies and include: Actona Technologies,
Allstate, Bravanta, Cisco, Evite, HP, Stanford University, Sun Microsystems,
and Virage Logic.
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