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Kolbe in the Workplace
Kolbe helps us discover the natural, unchangeable and creative instincts unique to each of us that determine how we use time and energy and approach problem solving. By helping individuals to recognize these instincts for themselves and managers to understand the value of multiple approaches to a task, you can create an environment for stronger teams, seamless communication and more enthusiastic, satisfied people.
Backed by over 40 years of scientific research and validation, Kolbe is unique in its proven application in the workforce across all industries and levels of responsibility. Thousands of organizations around the world leverage Kolbe diagnostics to improve productivity, reduce workplace stress and retain the best talent.
Employees like Kolbe because it reduces frustration and increases job satisfaction.
Managers like Kolbe because it creates strong teams, smooth communications and reliable productivity.
Owners and shareholders like Kolbe because it yields strong companies, predictable growth and better returns.
The Kolbe A™ Index describes an individual’s innate or instinctive mode of operation (MO). It provides you and others with valuable information about how you strive, how you communicate, and how you get things done. It is an index, not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. We also will map an organization’s Kolbe A™ results as a whole, identifying the key strengths that are essential for that organization to succeed and the shifts in work culture that will heighten employees’ productivity.
How to See
The Kolbe B™ Index defines an individual’s perspective on his/her current job demands. This tool helps the individual, the manager, and co-workers understand the talents that an individual perceives as necessary in order to do his/her job. We use the combined results of the Kolbe A and B Indexes to recognize when job demands are counter to the instinctive talent of the jobholder and to address the level of stress this disparity can cause.
Kolbe C™: How Management Sees Your Job
The Kolbe C™ Index is taken by a direct manager and defines how s/he understands the requirements and characteristics necessary for success in the role. By comparing the Kolbe A, B and C Indexes for an individual, we can objectively see alignment, strain and tension between someone’s natural talents, their understanding of the work and manager expectations for the work. This comparison spurs and enhances dialog to improve the relationship, often quickly revealing changes that could reduce stress and increase satisfaction immediately.
See the Results
Featured Client Story
Adding the Right People to the Team for the Tulip Time Festival
“We refer to our [Kolbe] profiles and utilize the language with each other every day. Assignments are analyzed and given to the right people. We aren’t frustrated by each other, but will actually seek out people with differing strengths to help solve the problem. We are more confident and efficient, and getting the right work done together.” – Gwen Auwerda, Executive Director of the Tulip Time Festival
PSG has helped the Tulip Time Festival with a consistent way for hiring and matching the right strengths for the work that needs to be done, and providing all team members with a language to talk with each other about solving problems that continuously surface.
Great! How do I apply this?
We work with organizations, teams and individuals to put the principles of the Kolbe System™ into practice and produce measurable results. Choose from our core services below to learn about our process:
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