Frequently Asked Questions - BIR Diagnostics
What are Business Diagnostic tools?
Business diagnostic tools are comprised of questionnaires or checklists that provide a framework to assist business managers and advisors review the operations of a business and identify possible areas for improvement. Over the years, a variety of diagnostic tools have been developed. These tools are most commonly targeted at larger-sized businesses. They are also typically associated with the sale of specific services, such as consulting services, or products such as an accounting program.
When can I get trained?
What do the tools do?
How are the tools delivered?
How reliable are the tools?
What is the success rate?
How strategic are the tools?
Why use this type of Diagnostic?
We will run programmes for groups of 4-8 people as an in house programme
What do the tools cost?
What support do you get?
Can the BIR really provide the best starting point for improving my clients business?
How do I know what training is right for my organization?
With any diagnostic process be it individual or organisational familiarity builds competence If you are likely to use the BIR infrequently we recommend contracting with a licensed user for that implementation. (back to top)
How do I know the BIR is the best choice among the many tools available?
Who is the tool designed for?
Isn’t it unrealistic to expect to bring about change in a business as a result of such a quick process?
What’s included in the accreditation training program?
All of our Trainers – Are experienced and seasoned professionals, Have used the BIR in the field and have proven experience of making change management work. (back to top)
Isn’t it easier just to use a business model like Investors In People (IIP) or Business Excellence?
Our system uses proven, practical models that are adapted to meet the needs of the client. Most business development methodologies available on the market place utilize a rigid process that is not flexible by either you or your client.
Our process uses a well defined yet flexible process which builds buy-in throughout your clients organization. Our outputs can be linked to other commercial models. (back to top)
How does using the BIR add greater value than just attending training?
Isn’t this just another management fad?
Isn’t this just a survey and reporting?
No, the BIR uses a 360� survey style approach, and the outputs are reported in context, not just raw scores from people submitting data. (back to top)
Can I pick and choose the questions of the used?
How long does the process take?
Are there any ongoing costs?
Can someone run this on my company?
Can I do the BIR on-line without having a consultant visiting
I am not UK based and want to use the BIR
I am US based – how can I use the BIR?
I am based in Australia/ NZ – How can I use the BIR
What is the BIR-s?
What is the BIR-c?
This is not a ‘cut down’ version indeed it asks more questions that the BIR-s, it is just that the style is more appropriate for small owner managed businesses. (back to top)
What is the BIR-hr?
It follows the methodology of the BIR-s but does not include the Finance, marketing or operations aspects. (back to top)
What is the BIR-Solo?
Can I have our logo on the outputs?
Can I change the graphic outputs?
I am an internal consultant can I use this tool?
Is the BIR compatable with Human Capital measures?
Why do I need training?
Why the BIR?
While based upon various academic models the BIR uniquely integrates the best from each discipline to provide a truly holistic view. (back to top)
What does BIR mean?
Can I change the outputs?
We have colleagues not staff
What is an organizational diagnostic review?
How do you pronounce RapidBI?