With the current economic and legislative climate, the effective management and leadership of people has never been more critical. Organizations must learn to better leverage their people to stay productive. The development and use of competency models can bridge the gap between strategy and productivity, helping everyone understand and commit to what is expected. Further, when properly developed, cultures of accountability can prevent or defend against pay inequity or other types of litigation. TLG uses a process that begins with guidance from HR and senior leaders, followed by input from all levels of the organization. Resulting systems and tools ensure the alignment of all human performance functions and reinforce the behaviors necessary to effectively execute the strategy of the enterprise. This in turn positively impacts bottom-line productivity, creating a culture of accountability.