The right assessment can make all the difference in personal productivity, talent optimization and team performance. Of course, the key is that you choose the RIGHT assessment for your needs. While you decide between the wide variety of personality tests on the market, make sure not to overlook a unique option that addresses employee engagement and productivity through another lens: the Kolbe A™ Index.
What makes Kolbe an effective alternative to take your team to the next level? Simply put, it measures different things than CliftonStrengths, Predictive Index, and other personality tests.
Kolbe focuses on your instinctive strengths and how you naturally execute. So when it comes to work, you’ll be able to understand how you operate rather than why. That’s a big difference and a much more effective predictor of long-term success in a role.
The most important thing to understand when choosing the right fit for your needs is that assessments evaluate one of three areas of your mind: cognitive, affective, or conative.
The Kolbe A Index is a 36-question assessment that measures your instinctive way of doing things, and the result is called your MO (method of operation). It is the only validated assessment that measures a person’s conative strengths. It measures a person’s instinctive contributions and needs in four categories (or Action Modes®):
One of the many things that differentiate the Kolbe A Index from other assessments is its validity and reliability. Research has been done with studies spanning decades, and the results show that it is more than 90% reliable over a span of 20+ years. The results are stable, and the behaviors Kolbe measures are predictable. Remember, cognitive and affective traits change over time, so cognitive and affective assessments will also yield different results most of the time when taken a few years apart.
You can use Kolbe’s suite of reports and assessments are in many aspects of life and business, such as:
Kolbe is often used as a stand-alone suite of assessments, as adults often have a clear sense of their intelligence, skills, experience and personality already. Although conative strengths have been with them their entire life, the Kolbe A result is often the first time people have been given a way to describe these striving instincts and compare their strengths to others.
So, if you’re looking for a single assessment type, Kolbe is the most reliable and has more applications and prescriptive advice. That said, Kolbe can also be used with personality assessments like CliftonStrengths or Predictive Index. We endorse the use of additional assessments because it is important to understand yourself and others in all three parts of the mind.CONTACT US TODAY