General Management In-Basket (GMIB) Short Form
WHAT IS THE GMIB SHORT FORM?
The GMIB Short Form consists of eight of the 15 GMIB problems. It's primary use has been in the selection of entry-level managers, but it may be used to select managers at higher levels as well. The GMIB Short Form focuses on the commonly-occurring problems that are critical to fundamental competency as a manager.
POSITIONS USED FOR?
The GMIB Short Form is used for any management job in either the private or public sector. There are multiple versions of the test, each with multiple parallel forms. Available versions include:
>>>>• Managers/Executives: Primarily entry-level managers
>>>>• Police: Primarily for Sergeant, but may be used for higher positions as well
>>>>• Fire: Primarily for Captain, but may be used for higher positions as well
The GMIB Short Form consists of eight realistic managerial problems consisting of memos and letters. Assessees must provide a written analysis of the management issues involved in each, and explain the actions they would take. They must also write memos and letters if that is what they would do on the job. Assessees are given 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the test. The GMIB Short Form is available online. In special situations, the paper/pencil form may be ordered.
GMIB SHORT FORM NATIONAL DATA BASE
As with the full GMIB, there is a national data base for the GMIB Short Form. The GMIB is the only in-basket test for which there is a national data base. The benefit of having national norms is that you can compare the candidate's total score and factor scores to other managers on a national level. Does the candidate have above average or below average leadership skills? Take action and exert management control when necessary? The GMIB Short Form answers such questions.
SCORING AND REPORTING OF RESULTS
The GMIB Short Form has explicit scoring criteria for each problem. At MPS, our highly trained raters do all of the scoring for you. Results are supplied via email in pdf format. The results show you how well your candidates scored relative to the national norms.
GMIB SHORT FORM CAREER DEVELOPMENT REPORTS
Career Development (feedback) Reports are supplied for each candidate tested. GMIB Short Form Career Development Reports describe and evaluate the assessee's performance within the factors measured by the GMIB Short Form. In addition, they: (1) identify developmental areas that should be targeted for improvement; and (2) establish specific learning objectives.
SOME GMIB ISSUES
>>>>• Leadership: Employee motivation and morale, team building
>>>>• Decision Making: When to make a decision; when to postpone
>>>>• Performance: Dealing with various performance problems
>>>>• Organization: Methods of work organization/efficiency