How psychometric assessments can help with team development at work
Here at Psysoft, we greatly value and depend upon teamwork, whether this be to solve a problem collaboratively, to discuss ideas as a group or to simply ask a colleague for a second opinion.
Working together helps us to maximise individual potential and organisational success, and with this in mind, we recently held our very own team day, where staff came together to learn about new ways to develop and excel as a team.
During our team day, we used psychometric assessments to learn about each of our team roles and preferred working styles, as well as strength and development areas on both an individual and group level. After all, it wouldn’t be a Psysoft team day without a psychometric assessment!
So, how could you use psychometrics to develop your team?
Developing your team’s emotional intelligence
The EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Group Report is a useful way to combine individual’s emotional intelligence scores and allow you to make interpretations at a group or team level. The report presents an overview of group results to identify team strengths, as well as the areas in which the group as a whole can be more effective.
You may also find EQ Extra a useful resource once you’ve recognised your team’s strengths and potential development areas. EQ Extra offers development strategies and action plans to help teams improve areas of their emotional intelligence, depending on where they’d like to focus.
Understanding your team’s personality profiles
HUCAMA Personality Factors, part of the HUCAMA Factors assessment suite, provides a detailed personality profile identifying an individual’s dispositional traits and preferences in the workplace. This information is particularly useful when analysing dynamics within a team, and enables you to understand and leverage differing personality styles across the group.
Recognising your team’s communication style
It is useful to recognise your team’s communication style, such as how they influence others, when focusing on team development. The Group Report for the Influence Style Indicator provides you with your team’s preferred style for influencing others, and highlights influencing styles that are under-utilised by the team. This provides potential areas for development and improves the team’s awareness of how best to communicate with one another.
With this in mind, we encourage you to get to know your colleagues and analyse your team at work, like we did. Embrace the diversity among you, leverage each other’s strengths, recognise your development areas as a group, and maximise your full potential as a team.
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