a. What is happening in business?

Management interview

Here’s a checklist that coach should run through before interview. ….

  • Before the interview
  • During the interview… (Time, if it’s group: everyone’s ideas??)
  • After the interview (Write a memo and ask management their comments??)


History of their company

Firstly, we should achieve managers to start consciously think over the history of their company. Questions could be:

  • Please tell me the story of your company from the very beginning!
  • What kind of business environment was your company founded in?
  • Has anything changed since then?
  • Have you had hard times?
  • How could you overcome it?
  • What have you learned from it?
  • What were/are your weaknesses?
  • What were/are your strenghts?
  • What kind of threats are now/in the future in your business area?
  • What kind of opportunities are now/in the future in your business area?


Mission, aims, and strategy of the company

Secondly, start thinking on competences derived from mission, aims, and strategy of the company.

  • Questions could be:
  • What is the mission of your company?
  •  What are the aims of your company?
  • What is the link between the mission and aims?
  • Have you got strategy?
  • Is it derived from the mission and aims of your company?
  • Are above mentioned things harmonized at your company?
  • What are the strategical challenges of your company?
  • How have strategic challenges influence on your operations?
  • How do strategic challenges appear in your aims and everyday work?
  • I there anything you traditionally know and can do well in business?
  • What are your challenges lately?
  •  Can you manage these challenges?
  • What could you do better?







Questions to ask from directors and middle management about: strategy, customer, …

  • Where we’ve been successful?
  • What we traditionally know how well?
  • What are the organization’s strategic challenges?
  • How to strategic challenges affect our operations?
  • How to strategic challenges appear in the objectives and work?
  • What kind of knowledge-related factors include strategies?
  • What are the strategies of the organization represent a challenge in terms of skills needs by the year 2017?
  • What should people know really well?
  • Why it important for our business to create competence?

As a competency coach you lead group discussion and write a memo.

Points to tell about method before striating in this discussion … (time table, rules, …)

You are one of the member of a real group discussion.  Take the initiative to participate and contribute your thoughts.  Express your positive attitude towards providing the solution.