360-Degree Leadership Navigator(sm) Goes International - Anwandter Consultores Announced as Exclusive Reseller of 3D Group’s Feedback Tool in Chile

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Berkeley-based consulting group with expertise in designing leadership assessments to improve organizational effectiveness - particularly 360-degree feedback tools - partners with Latin American human resources consulting firm to make available high-tech leadership development products in Chile. Initial focus on Corporate Leaders and Retail Managers.

Data Driven Decisions, Inc. (3D Group) and Anwandter Consultores are partnering to deliver 360-degree feedback to corporate leaders in Chile.

3D Group, a Berkeley-based leadership assessment and development firm, specializes in 360-degree assessment surveys that gather feedback from leaders, supervisors, peers, and subordinates for full-circle analysis. This type of leadership development tool, well-known in the United States for effective input, is now creating interest in Latin America. To meet this demand, 3D Group has adapted two of their products for use in South America.

Anwandter Consultores, based in Santiago, is 3D Group’s first Latin American partner. This established firm, specializing in human resources consulting, operational excellence, training, and coaching in the retail industry, intends to become a leader in providing 360-degree feedback to clients in Chile. Given their focus on innovation and their national scope, they are an excellent partner to help bring 3D Group’s scientifically backed human resources appraisal systems to this new market.

The experience they share with 3D Group in advising retail clients makes the partnership a natural step. “Andwandter Consultores is particularly well-positioned to deliver 360-degree feedback programs to retailers throughout Chile and its surrounding regions,” says Dale Rose, PhD., President of 3D Group. “With our advanced technology and retail-specific 360-degree feedback tool, and Anwandter Consultores’ retail network and vast experience with retail organizations, we can make a significant impact on leadership development among Chile’s top retailers.”

According to Cristián Duarte, Executive Director of Anwandter Consultores, the timing of the partnership is especially advantageous given the recent signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Chile and the United States. “The 360-degree Leadership NavigatorSM is an excellent tool for developing leaders within organizations, which is especially necessary now that there will be an increased exchange between the two countries.”

Initially, the partnership will roll out two of 3D Group’s 360-Degree Leadership NavigatorSM (http://www.3dgroup.net/what_nav.html) surveys to Chilean clients: Retail Manager and Corporate Leader. The Retail Manager 360-degree feedback survey provides in-depth performance feedback for retail leaders on the most challenging aspects of their positions, such as real-time customer service, diverse employee populations and needs, and merchandising. The 360-degree feedback survey for Corporate Leaders assesses a wide variety of work behaviors and competencies for supervisors, managers, directors, or anyone who has direct reports.

The first 360-degree feedback implementation will take place for several dozen managers during the month of April, 2004 at Casa & Ideas, a leading national retailer with ten years of experience in the national market and 20 stores throughout Chile.

Says Mr. Duarte of the partnership, "We are very proud of our agreement with 3D Group, a very professional organization, whose experience in the Human Resources field is relevant for companies in Chile and Latinoamerica.”

About 3D Group

3D Group specializes in 360-degree feedback and other employee assessment tools. They use their expertise in psychometrics — the specialized discipline of psychological testing and measurement — to deliver a wealth of objective, reliable, and easy to understand data that can be utilized in a variety of ways to improve manager and company performance. 3D Group is dedicated to helping businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations of all sizes to increase the effectiveness of their people and programs. 3D Group researchers have authored numerous publications related to employee assessment, including the “Benchmark Study of North American 360-Degree Feedback Practices, 2002 Study” and “Current Trends in 360-Degree Feedback. 2003 Update.”

More information can be found at: http://www.3dgroup.net.

About Anwandter Consultores

Anwandter Consultores is a consulting firm, founded in 2001 by Oscar Anwandter Quentin, General Manager of Jumbo Hipermarkets (1976-1996) and Vice Chairman of the Chilean Chamber of Commerce for 10 years; and Cristián Duarte Barriga, Esquire, a lawyer with extensive experience in human capital management. Through a highly qualified group of consultants, it provides services for a wide range of industries in several areas: human resources, operational excellence, training, and coaching. Anwandter Consultores has a special focus in the retail industry where its consultants have accumulated many years of experience, both as top-level executives and as advisors.

More information can be found at: http://www.anwandter.com

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