Kolbe Certified™ Consulting

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.

Why Kolbe

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.

Kolbe A™:
Know Thyself

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.

Kolbe B™:
How to See
Your Job

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.

Kolbe Impact

When you want the right results on the first try.

We engaged PSG to work with us in assessing the capabilities of both current and potential Applications Services Transformation Program Managers (TPMS). TPMs manage a complex, end-to-end, 12-18 month transformation process for all new Applications Services business. In the process of reviewing Transformation Program success, it was apparent that some TPMs were well-suited for the role and others struggled. The TPMs who struggled put the success of the Transformation at risk. We needed a mechanism to help us determine the best fit for the role so that we could identify the right person from the beginning.

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:

Consulting for Teams

Individual Coaching

Right Person - Right Seat

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