SERVICES AND PRODUCTS
- Suppliers of Psychological
- Psychological Assessment
- Occupational Assessment
- Climate and Culture Surveys
- Standardizing psychological
instruments for use in the South African context.
- Developing company specific
norms for psychological assessment.
- Organizational diagnosis
- Organizational Change and
- Development of tailor-made
interventions to meet organizational needs.
- Distributing knowledge on
assessment processes, ethics and appropriate action.
Range of assessment batteries
Our range of products includes
personality, motivational, cognitive, occupational, educational,
therapeutic and learning potential assessment instruments. We
endeavour to standardise measures for use in the South African
context. In most cases we find that the quality of instrumentation
that is available meets all the requirements for use in South
Africa. In addition to the instruments of our current supplier, we
are able to source instruments form other suppliers elswhere.
Competency Based Assessments
We are able to develop competency
profiles for Board levels, executive levels, management level and
for the lower echelons of the organization. This would include 360
degree performance assessments.
We strongly believe that
instruments should be validated for the context in which it is to
be utilized. We are competent in conducting such procedures. Of
course sample sizes need to be adequate to facilitate statistical
HOW DO WE WORK?
- Our process is flexible to meet
client needs, but we also have clear views on what is ethical
- As soon as a need has been
identified by a client, we will enter into negotiation with the
client on the most appropriate process to be utilised.
- Should it be required, we will
conduct a needs assessment
- A contract will be entered into
that will clarify deliverables, actions, timelines and costs.
- We execute the project.
- We give feedback for action to
- Should it be required we will
conduct follow up procedures as part of executing the contract.
- We require that our clients will
give us feedback on the quality of our service as the project
Areas of specialisation
We are highly skilled in
identifying and sourcing appropriate measuring tools and even in
developing those. You can rely on us to identify the most cost
effective assessment process that will deliver the required
results for your organization. Our profile makes it possible
for us to use any psychological instrument, be it projective
techniques, individual cognitive and other assessments or paper
and pencil tests. We are skilled in conducting focus groups,
nominal groups, qualitative processes and we do not compromise on
quality of work.
In addition to psychological
assessment, we also conduct climate and other organizational
surveys using standardised and validated measures appropriate to
the situation. We have the technologies available to conduct
organizational diagnostic processes, organizational research and
customer research. Given large enough sample sizes, we will
develop norms for your particular organizational context. Our
skills as organizational consultants, psychologists and
researchers will give you information on your organization that is
in the forefront of knowledge in the field of management science.
Our feedback will be practical and useful. Not only do we give
clear guidelines for action based our findings, but we also
facilitate the process of implementing our findings to achieve
your organization's strategic intent.
We create action effective
capacity for leading organizations.
We work from a systems thinking paradigm, applying the principles
of action learning to achieve organizational purpose for our
clients. We enjoy partnering with you (our client), and possibly
with other suppliers, in offering integrated interventions that is
tailor-made to meet your strategic goals and competencies. We
believe that any intervention should become part of the fabric of
your organization, thus achieving results for your company. We
structure interventions in such a way that each building block of
the process should become a step in the right direction for you.
Like de Bono (1994), we make the distinction between 'rock logic'
that is concerned with judgement and identification, compared to
'water logic' that tends to consider relativity and what happens
next. We consider any intervention to be a process that would
create attention-directing frameworks within which managers can
work to achieve the aspirations of the company.
In everything we do we try to establish a tight coupling between
thought and action, and between organizational context and
scientific objectivity. We set the highest standards with a view
to add value to your organization. We believe in integrity in
dealing with our clients. If we cannot do it, we will say it. What
you see is what you get.
Fees are negotiated with clients
depending on the depth and scope of the project. We are also
guided by the recommended fee structures for psychologists, and
the amount of time required for conducting a process. We are
committed to adding value to your organization.
Contact us for a quotation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Geographic areas of operation
Innovact provides services
to clients in locations locally and internationally.
InnovAct is a young dynamic
assessment company, established towards the end of 2002. Since
then InnovAct has built a reputation of providing a high quality
service to its clients in both the private and public sector
throughout the country. As a network organization, we have the
competitive advantage of being able to be flexible in order to
adapt to changing market conditions. We cater for individual
customers' needs. Rather than building huge infrastructure at the
cost of our customers, we prefer to be nimble and able to deliver
service where it is needed by whom it is needed.
During the first year of trading as InnovAct we focussed on acting
as distributor of Psychological Corporation's tests in South
Africa. InnovAct has extensive experience of providing
cost-effective assessment and dedicated service to organizations,
not only within InnovAct, but also in other business contexts.
Within a very short time we established a data base consisting of
almost all psychologists in South Africa who can work with us in
sub-contracting relationships. We pride ourselves as being a
preferred supplier of psychological assessment instruments in
spite of being quite new in the market.
We have the statistical knowledge and psychological experience to
develop reliable, tailor-made, company-specific products for your
company, in addition to using already existing instruments that
have been standardised for use in South Africa. We can conduct
individual, team and group assessments. Furthermore, we have
experience of conducting large scale projects for corporate
clients. We can also deliver services both in South Africa and in
the international domain. We also have the skills to conduct
assessments using electronic platforms and data bases.
WHO ARE WE?
Rita Kellerman is an
organisational consultant, a former senior lecturer in
Industrial/Organisational Psychology at U.C.T., and former
professor of Human Resource Management at the RAU. She was
Academic Director of the RSM Master's Degree in HR Leadership at
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Graduate School of
She holds an M.A. from the
University of Pretoria and a D.Phil. from the University of Port
Elizabeth. She is registered as both an industrial and a
counselling psychologist. She is co-editor of European Management
Revue, a scholarly Journal in the field of Management. She has
travelled widely, and developed networks in the global arena. She
taught as visiting lecturer at the Institute of Business Studies
in Moscow, the University of Ben Gurion, Israel and was a visiting
researcher at the University of Oregon, USA.
Rita is particularly skilled in
the development and implementation of Management Development
programmes both in business and in a university context. Some of
her clients were: Janssen Cilag, SA Breweries (Alrode), Telkom,
Italtile, Transnet, Metrorail, Shell, Engen, Caltex, the Minister
of Finance in South Africa, Standard Bank, Women's Value (Naspers)
and Nedbank. She to conducted workshops for the United Nations
World Food Program, TPG (the holding company for TNT-
International) and for Shell International in the Hague in the
Netherlands. Rita specialises in assessment and management
development with special emphasis on leadership, organisational
development, strategic process, and customer satisfaction
NELVA J VAN RENSBURG
Nelva is an industrial psychologist who obtained her Masters Degree (cum laude) at Rand Afrikaans University (presently the University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus). The theme of her mini-dissertation was the impact of leadership styles on organisational commitment, job satisfaction and engagement.
She is experienced in conducting Data collection, interpretation
and compilation of user friendly reports.
She is familiar with extrating payroll information from
SAP-payroll and calculating cost to company and impact on
She is highly experienced in the utilization of psychological
assessment instruments, both for selection and diagnostic
purposes. She regularly advises psychologists on the most
appropriate tools for assessment.