The only constant in today’s business environment is… change.
How you handle change will determine if you become a victim or the victor!
When you hone your “change agent” skills, you are seen as a visionary leader that others are compelled to follow. You become an adaptive, charismatic professional that people want to follow. You can rise to the top of any chosen profession; earning the respect of clients and colleagues alike.
The nature of change has many forms. Sometimes change is highly personal; related to a significant shift in circumstances and perspective about people or your environment. At other times, change is initiated by an organization. Change may be small-scale; affecting individuals or pieces of the organization. Change may roll in like a tsunami; impacting an entire organization.
Change that is evolutionary and incremental is called ORGANIC change. Change that is dramatic and transformational is called STEP-CHANGE. Whatever form it takes, change needs to be managed. This assessment will help you through the process of managing change in any form.
The Change Management Effectiveness Profile will help you master seven skills:
- Proactive Thinking
- Organization for Change
- Involving Others
- Visualizing the Future
- Communicating Clearly
- Breaking from the Past
- Consolidating New Learning
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Most of us take the art of Communication for granted. And why shouldn’t we? After all, we take part in dozens of conversations each and every day. It ought to be something we’re relatively good at! The truth is that most of us are not as good at two-way communication as we think we are.
Great leaders and effective managers have mastered the ability to listen effectively as well as communicate clearly.
Our success or failure to communicate effectively shapes and perhaps determines whether or not we achieve our personal and professional goals. It affects our self-esteem and our sense of well-being and the contributions we make to our families, our jobs, and our communities. Good or bad communication can even affect our health.
Effective communication is based on several fundamental principles… all common sense, really. If we understand these basic skills and then practice and refine them so that we are able to put them to use regardless of the situations we find ourselves in, we will become quite adept at the art of communication.
Research has shown that there are seven factors that contribute to good (or bad) communication.
This online assessment measures all seven:
- Receiving the Message
- “Reading” Non-Verbal Clues
- Giving and Receiving Feedback
- Transmitting Your Message
Conflict is a natural part of everyday interpersonal interactions. Learning how to effectively deal with conflict will help you reduce stress while improving all of your relationships.
This instrument examines your use of the five different conflict-handling styles:
The styles in which you had the highest score will tend to dominate your behavior in conflicts. Regardless of your dominant style, there will be situations in which that style is the most appropriate for effective conflict resolution. Sometimes, however, another style would be more effective. By increasing your mastery of all five styles and enhancing your ability to assess conflict situations, you will be better able to effectively match the situation with the most productive conflict-handling style.
In addition to the style descriptions, the online assessment report includes tips and techniques to help you implement each style more effectively. These are designed to increase your level of comfort in using each style and give you greater control over conflict processes and outcomes. You can broaden this assessment by receiving feedback on your conflict-handling style from your peers, managers, direct reports, clients, and other individuals with whom you interact on a regular basis. This additional information will give you insight into how others perceive you when resolving conflicts.
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An organization’s success rests heavily on how well it harnesses the array of skills and experiences of its employees while they remain a part of its workforce.
How good is it at fostering teamwork? Does it bring together people of diverse backgrounds and styles in order to enhance creativity, solve problems more effectively, and discover new approaches to old issues?
The organization must do all these things if it wants to achieve its goals and hold on to its best and brightest workers.
The Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile looks at the individual’s awareness of differences among people in the organization and assesses their level of commitment to such diversity. This is done by examining the individual’s views and understanding about diversity, as well as their perspective regarding the organization’s awareness and commitment to a culturally diverse workplace.
Because Diversity and Cultural Awareness is such a broad subject, this assessment breaks it down into six competency areas. Individuals completing this questionnaire will be assessed in each of the six competency areas:
- Awareness and Climate
- Levels of Inclusion
- Levels of Tolerance and Understanding
- Degree of Empathy
- Degree of Adaptation and Change
- Persistence and Commitment
Many researchers and industry experts believe that the organizations that excel at these things have six characteristics in common-six sets of actions or attitudes that form the foundation of a successful team of people who take pride in together achieving greater levels of success.
This Values Index will help you understand your motivators and drivers and how to maximize your performance by achieving better alignment and passion for what you do.
The Values Assessment is a combination of the research of Dr. Eduard Spranger and Gordon Allport into what drives and motivates an individual. The seven dimensions of values discovered between these two researchers help understand the reasons that drive an individual to utilize their talents in the unique way they do.
The Online Values Assessment measures seven dimensions of motivation:
- Aesthetic – a drive for balance, harmony and form.
- Economic – a drive for economic or practical returns.
- Individualistic – a drive to stand out as independent and unique.
- Political – a drive to be in control or have influence.
- Altruistic – a drive for humanitarian efforts; help others altruistically.
- Regulatory – a drive to establish order, routine and structure.
- Theoretical – a drive for knowledge, learning and understanding.
The Online Values Assessment uses a click & drag approach to ranking the various statements in the instrument, which makes taking the instrument more intuitive, natural and in the end you can actually create the order you see in your mind on the screen.
The Online Values Assessment instrument contains the most contemporary list of statements to make your choices more relevant to your life today, which helps ensure the most accurate results possible.