Individual and team assessments can be invaluable in enhancing awareness and helping teams to work more collaboratively and cohesively. We summarize the assessment findings and recommendations and work with the team to identify and bring about desired changes. Hogan is our preferred assessment and offers results that assess personality, values, motivators and “derailers”.
I. Personality assessments: (Hogan Assessment, Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, DISC Profile, strengths finder). These can assist individuals with personal self-awareness and can bring greater understanding to the team dynamics at work within groups.
II. Conflict: Many organizations speak about accountability. Effective conflict management and the ability to have critical conversations is the key to accountability, performance and healthy workplaces. Using a conflict assessment, we help leaders and employees understand their own style and the style of others in order to support enhanced teamwork and collaboration. We also share strategies in working with different conflict styles and discuss situations in which various conflict style are better suited.
III. Skills and trait based assessments: (i.e., Koble, or StrengthsFinder). At the core, we believe that leaders and teams will make more progress if they focus on their strengths. Often with teams, we use several assessment tools which support self awareness around leader and individual strengths. When executed in teams and organizations, this can mean the difference between good and great.
IV. 360 degree assessments: 360 degree assessments are used to gain feedback from others as to a leader strengths and skills gaps. We conduct 360 degree assessments on topics of leadership, change management and conflict to facilitate coaching, team building and group development. The focus is strength building and improvement.
V. Emotional Intelligence: Many of our programs incorporate an emotional intelligence assessment as a way of measuring progress. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a rapidly being identified as a leading indicator of high performing leadership behaviors. Studies are showing that those leaders who demonstrate high EI achieve stronger employee engagement and business outcomes.