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- Assessment Tools -

Our assessment tools elicit information on certain behaviors, attitudes, and reasoning modalities that pertain to individuals, teams, and organizations. These tools may be used in conjunction with a training program, a private coaching session, or other organization development initiative, such as a change-preparation program. The tools are based on extensive research and have been field-validated. Here is a summary of the available tools:

5-D Negotiating Styles Assessment
Provides a graphical profile depicting an individual's relative degree of reliance on each of five negotiating styles. This information is helpful in making adjustments in one's negotiating style and for understanding how styles may clash in an intense negotiating situation.

Task Orientation Style Assessment
Plots a multi-dimensional profile showing the natural approach an individual will tend to take when performing job tasks.  Is helpful in identifying how one's style may influence the ability to stay focused and perhaps handle multiple tasks under pressure. May also provide insight for personalizing a development program for those who wish maximize their effectiveness in managing their time, energy, and attention in the face of conflicting priorities.

Problem Solving Style Assessment
Profiles an individual's problem solving style based on his or her preference for (or avoidance of) each of five problem solving modalities. May be helpful in developing teamwork or putting together new teams to ensure diverse problem solving styles and outlooks are represented.  The assessment produces a graphical plot and personal report.

Project Stress Factors Assessment™
Helps individuals identify and control stress factors that limit their productivity and performance. Is also beneficial to managers who wish to identify systemic factors that can impact the effectiveness of entire teams.

Relating and Communicating Style Assessment
Helps individuals understand their personal style of relating and communicating with others by comparing their self-perception with that of others who know them well.

Fundamental Problem Attribution Scale
Reveals an individual's perception of the source of control over the events in his or her life, including one's perceived ability to actually influence change. Is especially useful in planning and implementing change initiatives.

Project Manager's Comfort Differential
Provides insight into a Project Manager's comfort level in dealing with people versus tasks (on one scale) compared to the historical job-significance of these same factors (on another scale). The degree of mismatch between one's comfort level and the actual job demands is plotted on a quadrant.

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