In this article, you’ll find best-practice examples for a Development Framework in Leapsome. Our best-practice Development Frameworks have been put together by our organizational psychologists, who have taken into account best practices from leading organizations across industries.
Feel free to use and modify the Development Frameworks according to your needs. In general, we advise following the MECE principle (mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive) when developing competencies and not including more than a maximum of 15 competencies in total (for review participants, giving comprehensive feedback may take about 5 minutes per competency). If you’d like, you can also import the whole best-practice Development Framework into your Leapsome account.
General Development Framework
If you’d like to work with general competencies that will be applicable across teams, we recommend looking at our general best-practice Development Framework below. We’ve defined important general competencies for five different levels, including people management and an expert role. Feel free to use our best-practice resource to inspire your own Development Framework.
Team-specific Development Frameworks
If you’d like to introduce team-specific Development Frameworks, we recommend looking at our best-practice team-specific Development Frameworks below (updated on an ongoing basis, more frameworks will be introduced soon).
Importing best-practice Development Frameworks
If you would like to use our best-practice templates and add them to your Leapsome platform, please follow the steps detailed below:
1) In your Leapsome platform, navigate to the ‘Development Framework’ in the bottom left corner.
Setting up skills for the first time
2a) If you’re setting up skills for the first time (and haven’t worked with them in the Leapsome platform before), you can delete all of the existing skills that Leapsome added by default and upload the new Development Framework by navigating to ‘Import / Export’ > ‘then upload your file.’ Please use the formatted google sheet files listed below for the upload (and decide first if you’d like to work with a general Development Framework or team-specific Development Frameworks). Ensure that the level and, if you’re working with team-specific frameworks, team descriptions fit your descriptions. Make edits where necessary.
Using skills already in Leapsome
2b) If you’ve already worked with skills in the Leapsome platform, you might want to make minor changes or add level descriptions for your existing skills. In these cases, we’d recommend not to upload the whole framework but rather make adjustments directly in the platform (as otherwise, the upload might lead to duplicates). You can also export your current Development Framework, make adjustments in the Excel file, and import it again. If you want to start from scratch, you can, of course, delete your old skills and follow the steps outlined in 2a). Any change in existing skills will affect past, active, and future reviews.
Note: if you’d like to work with team-specific Development Frameworks, we recommend not working with a general Development Framework at the same time. You can still include company values as general “skills” that will then be pulled into the reviews for everyone.