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IN-BASKETS (A WRITTEN SIMULATION)
What is an In-Basket?
An In-Basket is a written exercise that simulates the typical pile of papers/emails confronting a manager-leader, for example, at the start of a working day or on returning from a trip or holiday.
The Assessment Centre candidate is expected to respond to the papers/emails in the way she/he thinks best (for example: delegate tasks to subordinates; give instructions; etc.). An In-Basket typically consists of various items eliciting behaviour that can be classified under various competencies assessed during an Assessment Centre.
What is the purpose of an in-basket?
The purpose of an In-Basket exercise is to determine a candidate's current ability to manage and lead his department's performance in a written context, so that the department operates productively and that its objectives are met.
What competencies are typically assessed with an In-Basket?
• Information Gathering
• Providing Direction
• Management Control
• Written Communication.
How is an in-basket administered?
An In-Basket can be administered in a face-to-face situation, using pen and paper, or in a virtual situation using E-valuation™.
Which types of In-Baskets are available?
• Head of Department
• Middle Manager
• Team Leader
• HR Business Partner
• Training Professional, and
• Sales Manager.