Coming Soon - Polaris® Version 4.0
A Preview of Coming Attractions
We are very pleased to announce that in the first quarter of 2014, OSI will officially release the latest version of our comprehensive competency model content, the Polaris® series. This latest iteration, Polaris® 4.0, reflects our most recent research conducted in the past four years with dozens of high performing leaders, managers, and professionals across a number of successful brands. We also included the collective wisdom of our extensive network by doing a reality check with our most seasoned coaches, consultants, and clients. Our update confirmed that the fundamentals of leadership, management, and professional competence are persistent, but did result in several changes to the basic model to reflect some nuances we found in how competence really drives results. We have also updated and upgraded the Polaris® Development Guide and Proficiency Continuums to reflect our research and to add more productive ways to acquire needed knowledge and skill.
Polaris® 4.0 will be the freshest model on the market, and represents over 33 years of cumulative OSI experience in selecting and developing top talent in top brands. The Polaris® 4.0 universal model can serve as the foundation for talent management systems by providing valid criteria, and an integrating language across talent management applications. As research has shown, anything short of this common language suboptimizes all organizational talent selection, development, and appraisal systems as managers struggle with competing criteria for interviewing, training, and providing performance feedback.
Our official release will include more specifics (and some celebration!) so please stay tuned as the release approaches.