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The Waymaker People module makes it easy to plan roles, align performance metrics and build world class role descriptions using AI.

We’ll even build your org chart for you.

Waymaker People Org Chart

When we talked to leaders who were responsible for hiring and organizing people, we found a few quite a few common problems.

  • Job descriptions were often of date.
  • When hiring a new team member, typically the line manager would take the most recent role description and just update it a bit.
  • Job descriptions were not consistent across an organization as different managers use different techniques and structures.
  • Job descriptions were hidden away and not shared easily.
  • Job descriptions were useful in the hiring process and then almost always ignored as they didn’t reflect the day-to-day duties of the work being done.
  • Job descriptions focussed more on required experience, tasks, and activities not enough on specific outcomes.
  • Roles were often poorly organized around strategic outcomes and results.
  • Org charts were stuck in PowerPoint decks or Spreadsheets in someone’s folder or desktop.
  • The link between planned outcomes and specific people performance was broken.
  • Performance management was often a HR process and lacked the objectivity of business results alignment.

We’re on a mission to create a world where a team member’s work is not judged on their personality or presence, but on the content and quality of their outcomes.

Waymaker

Waymaker People

Waymaker People is a new module in Waymaker to plan & align roles, create clear role descriptions, reporting structures, and performance ownership.

Waymaker People | AI Role Descriptions

Leaders can use the Waymaker People module to do the following.

  1. Build a clear and effective role description for a new role in just a few minutes using AI.
  2. Organize job roles around performance metrics.
  3. Automate org charts and easily find people and see what their working on.

Role description builder

We’ve designed the AI powered role description builder to create best practice role descriptions in just a few clicks.

As a manager open the role description builder, add a role title and a few lines of why and what this role is about, and Waymaker will start building your role description.

Waymaker AI Role Description builder

Our AI will work through the following sections, learning and getting smarter with every insight until you hit complete.

All you need to do is tell Waymaker the role and click 7 times and full role description is built. As always, you have complete editorial control to edit, refine, or optimize content.

Each role description will be built to detail the following.

Role purpose

Outlining the fundamental objective of the position, clarifying what the employee is expected to achieve and how their work contributes to the broader organizational purpose.

Goals & outcomes

Translates organizational outcomes into individual performance targets, providing clear benchmarks for success.

Key tasks & responsibilities

The essential activities and duties required to meet the role’s goals, linking each task to its intended outcome. It serves as a roadmap for the employee, detailing what is expected of them on a day-to-day basis.

Skills & systems

The necessary skills and systems for a role ensures that employees are equipped to perform their tasks effectively.

Values, principles & behaviors

Ensures that practical employee actions reflect the organization’s ethos, contributing to a trustworthy brand image and cohesive work environment.

Leadership & management framework

Outlines the expectations, structure of supervision and support for the role, including the frequency and type of meetings, reports, and professional development (e.g., weekly sales reports, one-on-one meetings). It ensures open lines of communication between employees and managers, facilitating feedback, and enabling timely adjustments to performance outcomes.

To learn more visit: https://help.waymaker.io/knowledge/people

Align roles & responsibilities

Waymaker’s roles and responsibilities table is a strategic planning too designed to ensure alignment between individual roles and the overall performance metrics of an organization.

This framework helps leaders define the structure of teams, ensuring that each role is connected to the outcomes and metrics that translate to organizational success.

Purpose of the framework

The framework serves to:

Clarify organizational design – helps organizations to visualize and plan the composition of their teams, ensuring that all necessary roles are identified and aligned with strategic objectives.

Define role accountability – By outlining the specific outcomes each role is responsible for, the framework ensures that every team member understands their contribution to the organization’s goals.

Streamline reporting structures – Detailing who each role reports to clarifies the chain of command and enhances communication within the organization.

Enhance team collaboration – By specifying the team each role is part of, the framework fosters a sense of community and collaboration among team members.

Facilitate performance management – Linking roles to specific, measurable outcomes provides a clear basis for evaluating individual performance and guiding professional development.

Each role is summarized with the following information.

  • Role – Identifies the position within the organization.
  • Purpose – Describes the primary objective of the role, offering insight into its significance within the company.
  • Reports to (Role) – Specifies the hierarchical structure, indicating the supervisory relationship.
  • Team – Defines the group or department the role is part of, facilitating team-based planning and collaboration.
  • Outcomes (Metrics: $, %, #) – Establishes the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role, providing clear targets and expectations.
  • Responsibilities – Outlines the specific duties and tasks associated with the role, clarifying daily activities and priorities.
  • Incumbent – Names the current holder of the role, which can assist in organizational planning and transition processes.

To learn more visit: https://help.waymaker.io/knowledge/people

Automate your org chart

Waymaker will automate the org chart based on the roles you’ve designed in your role table.  Each role in your roles and responsibilities table can be set to active, draft, or archived.

Waymaker People AI Role Descriptions and Org Charts

Active roles appear on the org chart in the current state, draft roles appear on the org chart in the future state.

To see current vs future state, go to People > Team > Org Chart and use the current / future toggle.

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