Win With Teamwork
Only Opusuna Produces
Team Performance Analytics
To Identify Who
“Makes Teams Better.”

Opusuna, the ONLY Collaboration & Team Building Strategy with an Integrated Bias-Free Assessment
Improve Teamwork, Assess Potential Hires and Build High-Performance Organizations

Reasons to measure behavior

There are hundreds of products that measure people with ‘self-inventory’ questionnaires, thousands of Ph.D. theses on the relevance of personality trait testing, tens of thousands of books on leadership, management, and teamwork, but only one Opusuna. 

77% of hiring decision makers admit to recruiting the wrong candidate for a role according to Robert Half.

80% of employees turnover stems from bad hiring decisions, according to the Harvard Business Review. 

"Bad hires cost up to 30% of employees’ first-year salary."
– The United States Department of Labor.

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Opus = Work
Una = Together

Opusuna has the answer.

What happens when people 'work' 'together'

Twenty-five years of research and testing by behavioral scientists resulted in Opusuna's transformative team-building strategy and integrated talent assessment.

Award-winning Opusuna is not the "status quo," it's unlike personality, IQ, and EQ tests; Opusuna is a forward-thinking and data-driven team-based strategy and assessment.

Opusuna Measures:

  • How people behave under stress
  • How people collaborate to achieve common goals
  • How people add value to their teams and organization and through what means

‘The Team’ has needs of its own

For over 100 years, great emphasis has been placed on the talents, skills, and perceived value of individual contributors.

But great gains in business value come from the design of collaborative team structures and from methods for creating and maintaining positive team chemistry.

Opusuna changes the 'big data' paradigm

Popular quantitative personality assessments focus on part of a person by measuring specific traits and attributes to infer what might happen on a team.

Opusuna is a qualitative behavioral assessment focusing on the team needs to determine how a person will ‘connect’ with others. Observing
what happens in a team.

Teamwork: reach your goals, make more money

Collaboration is an essential ability in today's workforce at all levels. Teamwork is critical for solving complex issues and problems for organizations to thrive and grow into the future.

Measure two kinds of team behavior

Opusuna measures 2 interrelated dimensions of teamwork:

Team Members: Person to Person
Interactions & Relationships

Teaming: Person to Team
Mutual Awareness, Respect, and Trust. A shared commitment to something larger than ‘self’ or ‘other.’

A graph showing how the Opusuna software organizes users

Every team’s mission requires a unique combination of Roles and positive team contribution.

Role(s) fit to job requirements + positive behavior = Team-fit.

Roles: The Ten Modes of Service to a Team

Design better teams, select people that are the right Role for the job and can collaborate with others to achieve common goals.

  • Founder > Envisions the future
  • Vision Mover > Takes the vision into strategic reality
  • Vision Former > Evaluates strategy, creates concrete plans with high standards
  • Action Mover > Implements concrete plans for success
  • Action Former > Organizes ongoing actions
  • Conductor > Solves tough problems
  • Watchdog > Delivers resources
  • Communicator > Keeps information flowing in, out and around the company
  • Curator > Preserves knowledge
  • Explorer > Searches for treasure

Only Opusuna measures the way people ‘connect’ to the needs of the team: as a living entity.

Knowing how each person works with others is invaluable in selecting, developing, managing and motivating people to make teams soar.

Find out how team members and candidates will contribute to the needs of your team.

10 Opusuna Roles service team needs.

Founder

Provides the vision for the organization

  • Ambitious, natural leader
  • Self-assured style with strong self confidence
  • Always ready to jump in and lead regardless of circumstances
  • Very long-term view

Example

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

The man who had a dream that has outlived him and profoundly affected subsequent generations

Vision Mover

Takes the vision into strategic reality 

  • Strong ability to move a vision forward without disrupting the world
  • A forceful style that keeps people on track
  • Strong productivity focus
  • Aggressive, sometimes pushing people beyond their limits

Example

Salman Khan

After he started uploading the lessons to YouTube in 2006, many students other than his cousins tuned in, and Khan realized he was onto something big. By 2009, he had quit his job to devote his time to Khan Academy, a revolutionary nonprofit offering free online video tutorials to people around the globe.

Vision Former

Takes the strategy, evaluates it, and makes it into a concrete plan with high standards

  • Abstract planner, evaluator and shaper of plans and goals set by others
  • Makes connections and understand plans at a very deep level
  • Critical but not in a negative way
  • Future oriented; the ideal person to bounce ideas off of

Example

Serwaa Adjei-Pellé

She built a successful career as a Business Strategist. As a Partner Consultant with PELLÉ + CO, she is passionate about working with SMBs to help them grow through strategic planning and content strategy.

Action Mover

Implements the concrete plans and makes them successful

  • The consummate direction organizer
  • Ability to handle many thinks in rapid succession
  • Down-to-earth working style that is accomplishment oriented
  • Disciplined and determined to succeed

Example

Mary Bara

GM's CEO since 2014, Barra is the first woman to lead one of the big three automakers in the U.S. In spring 2020, she shifted GM's production lines to help Ventec Life Systems make critically needed ventilators.

Action Former

Organizes ongoing implementation of the plan and ensures progress

  • Leads from the front with marker in hand
  • The consummate details organizer
  • Strong multi-tasker focused on immediate problems and solutions
  • Sees work as a series of steps often managed concurrently

Example

Jacinda Ardern

The premier of New Zealand, who is empathetically steering her country through the aftermath of a terror attack and the deadly eruption of a volcano. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and Ardern targeted not just suppression of the virus, but its complete elimination.

Explorer

Looks ahead, anticipates what the team will need and brings in even more

  • Independent and farsighted thinker
  • Envisions what is ahead and seeks out new possibilities and opportunities
  • Long-range focus
  • Ideal scout for external threats and opportunities

Example

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

The visionary of the Internet. “The web is not a network of computers; the web is a network of people.”Berners-Lee imagined combining the Internet with linked hypertext documents, to provide access to an open-ended body of interactive information. In March 1989, Berners-Lee proposed a global hypertext project, one that would permit researchers all over the world to share work-in-progress, transmitted instantaneously, without the delays associated with traditional scholarly publication or cumbersome mail groups.

Watchdog

Takes resources as they come in, delivers them where they need to go or changes what you have into what you need

  • Directs resources for highest utilization
  • A decision maker focused on short-term objectives
  • Two interrelated facets of orientation: delivering what is needed and protecting those who are actually getting work done
  • Instinctual understanding of human resource motivations

Example

Chaitanya Karamchedu

Indian American high school senior that figured out a new way to create fresh water from sea water. Millions of lives are endangered due to lack of clean, safe, drinkable water in developing countries.

Communicator

Keeps information flowing in, out and around the company

  • Strong ability to evaluate people in terms of information they have to offer
  • Driven to pass on information that is beneficial to group efforts
  • Ability to get along with all types of people

Example

Adam Grant

American author, and professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology. Grant co-founded Give and Take, Inc., a company called Givitas, a SaaS platform that helps organizations implement the principles from his book Give and Take.

Conductor

The troubleshooter who fixes problems before they grow and strives to make things right

  • The ability to fix things, not in a mechanical sense but in a conceptual sense
  • Ability to tackle mundane, stubborn problems that impede progress
  • Does not judge root cause of issues but rather resolves impediments to productivity

Example

Hubert Joly

The one behind an amazing turnaround at Best Buy. While everybody was saying he should lay people off to solve the company’s problems, Joly instead listened to the people working for him and found solutions that didn’t involve people losing their jobs.

Curator

Repository of the organization’s wisdom and experience

  • Ability to observe and acquire cultural knowledge of the organization
  • Knows where the bodies are buried
  • Comfortable working autonomously
  • Strong ability to discern categories of information

Example

Oprah Winfrey

TV star, talk show host, billionaire actress, consummate connoisseur of wisdom.

Our Reviews

"Marci is a very experienced professional in the recruitment and contingent staffing area and has impressed me with her knowledge and innovative tools for screening candidates to ensure the best fit for an organization. I would not hesitate to turn to Marci and her team for professional recruitments."

Rob Martini

Are Procurement Manager, Microsoft

"Opusuna to a company could be the same as IOS to your iPhone. It is an operating system that helps companies put the right people in the right seats on the bus and your off to achieve your goals. If your looking for ROI for your time & business, put your money on Marci. If you are ready to step up to the next level, Marci is your ticket. Marci helps companies operate at the highest level by bringing proven strategies and understanding of advanced high-performance teaming using Opusuna technology."

Brit Blacklidge

President & CEO Blacklidge

"I will never create another business without using this tool. Employees in teams like these feel a greater sense of ownership, and want to stick around. Just give it a try one time, one single time. That's all you need to do."

Will Martin

Chief Operations Officer, Cushion Employment Services

"Marci is a professional and passionate recruiter who focuses on the satisfaction of her clients and candidates at all times. My experience of working with Marci was exceptional! She is incredibly insightful, kind, deliberate, and determined, and I endorse her with no hesitation."

Deepika Shyam

Human Resources Business Partner, Amazon

"I recently hired Marci in the capacity of a Business Advisor, Opusuna tech & Executive Search Consultant. Marci's unique value prop is her understanding and use of Opusuna assessment and Collaborative Team Structure a new formula for team building and executive search. We integrated Opusuna for an executive search and recruited top candidates for a critical position on my leadership team. I would recommend Marci in a heartbeat!"

Dr. Andrew Meikle

CEO, The Fertility Partners

"Marci Schnapp is a consummate professional and precise evaluator of human capital. Opusuna provides the appropriate diagnostic capability to anyone looking to evaluate current talent or introduce new talent into their organization."

Mark Tutton

President, Empire Communities

"Opusuna has now become an integral part of my hiring process. I support and encourage anyone to hire the right person to use Opusuna. I can no longer imagine hiring someone and hoping for the best – I want to know that I have already hired the best, and Opusuna helps me do this time and time again! I highly recommend this product for both small and large businesses alike."

Mariela Gonzalez

Business Manager, Prosthodontic Associates

"We incorporated Opusuna into our recruitment and team-building process about two years ago and have had tremendous success with it. It saves us time and money by identifying people who will be a good fit for our jobs, teams, and the company culture as a whole. It helps me attract the best talent - a diverse group of people who want to BE part of our team and work with others whose actions are consistent and in alignment with our mission and goals."

Ashley Elliott-Fleming

Recruitment & Talent, Elliott Homes

"She takes the time to listen to her stakeholders, understands their needs and expectations, and then works tirelessly to ensure she exceeds them. She is a knowledgeable resource in her field and understands the Media and Telecom industry very well. She understands what is required to succeed in this field and what companies are looking for. Marci’s success can be attributed to her extraordinary relationship-building skills combined with deep industry knowledge and drive to exceed all expectations."

Sumeet Khanna

Vice President, Business Transformation & Strategic Initiatives, Microsoft

"Marci is an outstanding communicator who always puts the client first. Marci has been a tremendous help with our company (Blacklidge) in acquiring great talent. She dedicates the time required to make your company a success. She is selfless in her pursuit to find the right person for your company. Marci and her program Opusuna is truly about teamwork."

Dr. John F.K. Moore

COO, Blacklidge

"I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Marci since March 2013. Marci introduced me to Opusuna and proved to me that it is an imperative step in building coherent teams and professional relationships in the workplace. Completing the Opusuna exercise does take two important things: time and honesty; but the outcome of the exercise is absolutely phenomenal. I learned more about my skills, challenges, and work ethic by completing Opusuna than I did in all my years of working to date."

Tania Sheridan

Director & Partnership Development, 123Dentist

"Meeting Marci was a significant milestone in my career! Her superpower is in ensuring a win-win for both stakeholders. Her secret sauce is being able to go beyond what is discernable in interviews alone. With Marci and Opusuna technology, I save time by being able to focus on the best candidates. I highly recommend this scientific and more modern way of building winning teams."

Yoli Chisholm

Chief Marketing Officer, Venn

"A good 80% at least, if not more, are almost a little unnerved at how accurate it is. People who work with someone for six months, a year, longer, eventually discover most of the information in an Opusuna report."

Carolyn Dewitt

Consultant, Coherent Counsel

"Marci was the Recruitment Strategist, Sr. Recruiter, and Recruitment Team Lead, for the Elections Ontario Technology in the Polls (TiPS) project. I found her recruitment process highly efficient and effective because she leveraged technology. The process was seamless, and I hope Marci's practice is an example to other HR recruiters."

Wendy Quon

IT Project Manager, Purolator Inc.

"The results are endless. The Opusuna report gives me a really fast understanding of whether the person is wired to do 80% of what's listed on the job description.

Lynn Henderson

Consultant, Coherent Counsel

"If you have an employment need, look no further, Marci Schnapp is the solution for you. I don't mean to age her, but she knows what she's doing with almost 20 years of recruiting experience. She's professional, thorough, and great at communicating. It's clear she works hard for her clients and finds the right people for the job while caring and fighting for every candidate she meets."

Lindsay Minton

Sr. Account Manager, Walmart

I have had the distinct pleasure and privilege of working with Marci as a client and a colleague. As a client, Marci was instrumental in sourcing, screening, and providing well-qualified candidates, to me, for several creative/technical positions. All of the candidates provided were not only matched the skillsets but fit the composition, and the needs, of the teams involved. The successful hires seamlessly integrated with the existing staff and began actively contributing to the team's varied tasks immediately.

Bruce Jones

eCommerce Development Manager, Discounter's Pool and Spa Warehouse