May 20, 2015

Assessment Tools

OrgPsych Assessment Tools

OrgPsych uses various tools to assist with Executive Coaching including MBTI, GENOS, LPTI and GLWS.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)

OrgPsych Assessment ToolsThe Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) can be used for individual and team assessment as well as development.

‘A team that works well together is not a chance event. When team members understand their styles and those of others, they are likely to become more effective…. As a team member, you can use type preferences to better understand yourself and how you function in a group setting. Additionally, you can use your knowledge of psychological type to understand your team mates and the contributions they may make to the team.’
– Adapted from Sandra Krebs Hirsh.

The diversity of skills and abilities required to create an efficient and enjoyable work environment can be both valuable and frustrating. There is an intangible ingredient that brings order, enthusiasm and unique nuances to each team member. That intangible quality is our personality.

The MBTI® offers a framework and understanding of the intangible qualities that are reflected in our personality preferences for:

  • Being energised
  • Taking in information
  • Making decisions
  • Choosing to relate to the world

Our style of working is determined by our own individual interpretation of satisfactory results. Being willing to discover the differences in others, prepares the way to a more productive and harmonious work environment. This offers an opportunity to tap into strengths and best work together, minimising unnecessary conflict.

GENOS Emotional Intelligence Assessment

The GENOS Emotional Intelligence Assessment provides an insight into Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. The need to improve workplace cultures to better encompass employee interpersonal effectiveness is well founded. Genos EI measures the cornerstone skill underpinning how employees and organisations interact. Genos EI is the only Emotional Intelligence assessment instrument to be:

  • Supported by numerous peer-reviewed research findings and publications as well as tangible business case studies demonstrating a real Return-On-Investment from EI enhancement
  • Complemented by a full range of products and methodologies proven to enhance EI, and
  • Designed specifically for workplace applications by internationally recognised thought leaders in the area.

Genos EI bridges the gap between workforce assessment and employee development.

What GENOS EI does

Genos EI is more than just an assessment of employees’ workplace Emotional Intelligence. Genos EI can be used to significantly improve employee, team and organisational effectiveness. Genos EI products and methodologies are used to identify and develop extraordinary people skills. The application of the Genos suite of products and methodologies has been shown to improve important organisational variables such as:

  • Leadership capability
  • Employee performance and productivity
  • Sales revenue
  • Employee job satisfaction and engagement

Genos EI is also sued for employee recruitment and selection, and talent identification purposes. It underpins and seamlessly integrates with an organisation’s human capital strategies to further drive employee performance.

Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) is the best selling and most trusted leadership tool of its generation. Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the third edition of this celebrated instrument package approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable and teachable set of behaviours. This 360-degree leadership assessment tool helps individuals and organisations measure their leadership competencies, whole guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner’s acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® Model to real-life organisational challenges.

The LPI offers in-depth, precise results and produces a detailed Feedback Report. Designed to be user-friendly, it takes participants to the heart and should of their Feedback Report. Participants will gain skills to master The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

Anyone can learn to be an effective leader if they are given the right feedback and tools. The LPI helps us to discover our Leadership potential.

Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS®)

The Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS®) has been developed exclusively for leaders and their teams and gives a complete view of the factors affecting energy, resilience and wellbeing.

Cutting–edge research combines with first-hand insights to create a unique, robust and evidence-based tool to boost productivity and encourage well balanced, engaged and dynamic leaders and teams.

GLWS goes further than other wellbeing surveys. It focuses on the ‘whole person’ by discussing multiple dimensions of wellbeing across all aspects of their lives, including the personal and the professional.

It addresses the ‘silent’ derailers in today’s fast-paced, uncertain, ambiguous and complex times – the relationships, activities, responsibilities, challenges and pressures that affect a leader’s performance beyond the office door.

GLWS then offers actionable steps to identify and address targeted wellbeing priorities, underpinned by professional support via executive and team coaching.

GLWS has 126 questions which target what matters most to leaders, to comprehensively assess their wellbeing.

The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete online and comprises two broad sections – Working Well (professional life) and Living Well (home, social and personal life).

These are designed to capture the essence of a leader’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing across six wellbeing domains, as represented in the GLWS Framework.

Answers are immediately collated to generate a Personal Wellbeing Report, which is then reviewed with the individual leader in a confidential, one-on-one debrief session.

The report identifies personal wellbeing priorities and helps inform actionable steps to improve wellbeing. The emphasis is on self-responsibility, underpinned by support, encouragement and leadership coaching from a GLWS accredited coach.

The GLWS coach can access further resources, tools and tips tailored to each of the six domains, guiding leaders to proactively pursue positive changes at their own pace.

Where individuals from the same team or business have received their GLWS Personal Wellbeing Report, the data can be aggregated to produce a GLWS Team or GLWS Group Report.

Mindful Leadership 360° Assessment

The Mindful Leadership 360° Assessment is based on neuroscience research and the world’s most researched leadership competencies by WorkSmart partners Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.

It measures overbalance of seven competencies including: Be Here Now, Take 200% Accountability, Lead from Mindful Values, Inspire a Mindful Vision, Cultivate a Beginner’s Mind, Empower Others to Shine and Nourish Others with Love.

The assessment relies on at least two people completing the questions, a person and their manager, but ideally works best if it also includes responses from one or more direct reports, peers and others.

The evaluation report provides a seven section data summary comparing the individual (self) with the other evaluators. A gap analysis is produced and the leader is provided with a ‘Leader Behaviours Ranking.’ It also provides a summary of leadership effectiveness, engagement and trust and reviews the answers to a selection of open ended questions. Participants will gain a range of actionable leadership insights.

Contact us now to discuss assessment tools.