The will skill matrix is a simple framework to help assess and determine the appropriate course of action for team members. It measures their relative will and skill for a particular job or role. Will is defined as a team member’s desire, purposefulness and determination in accomplishing their accountabilities. Skill is defined as their talent and ability to perform their accountabilities.
People can be complicated with their mix of emotions, experience, perspectives, responsibilities, and capabilities. The will skill matrix can be helpful in diagnosing the performance of people by assessing their will and skill for each one of their accountabilities.
To get you going on assessing somebody’s will and skill, download the free and editable Will Skill Assessment Worksheet.