We have had a lot of reaction already to the new sKore feature within CTP Teams.
However I want to take just a quick moment to clear up one misconception about sKore.
While sKore can be used as a indicator of a person’s potential value to a team it is not meant to indicate that person’s actual value in absolute terms.
A high sKore means that the person is performing well in the activity areas that the sKore formula measures…but it does not measure everything.
The overall value a person brings to the team is far more complex than that and would be difficult, if not impossible to measure.
Not everyone on a team has time to do the things every day which would give them a really high sKore but they may do other tasks which are vital to the smooth and efficient running of the team such as
- Organizing the team blog,
- compiling data,
- providing motivation,
- advising the team leader,
- co-ordinating team tactics,
- devising team tactics,
- networking with other teams,
- creating splash pages,
- spearheading team campaigns,
- assigning credits and so on.
These are all roles that may take place within a team but how are they to be measured? These are tasks which may be spread out over multiple team members and many of them are vital but won’t be reflected in your sKore.
Tom Wacker summed it up very well in a comment on this blog where he said: “I”ll tell you what. This is big for us ‘number freaks’. More data=better decisions.”
Your sKore is a tool which is good at measuring some things that a potential team member can do.
It is not a measure of someone’s overall worth to a team. Good team leaders will instinctively know this. You need a good overall mix of people with different skill sets to have a great team. The sKore value is just but one indicator.