Groove Management utilizes a number of assessment tools in our consulting practice. We use our diagnostic approach to understand the specific needs of each of our clients before determining which if any of our assessment tools would be the best fit. Below is a list of our assessment offerings.
The Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP) is a 95-item, based on a multi-dimensional framework that measures two primary motivational factors and ten supporting behavioral characteristics (Referred to as dimensions). The primary factors, Achievement Drive and Relationship Drive, are presented on the widely used 2x2 grid format, describing an individual based on on one of four unique personality styles. The LDP is used for a variety of purposes including leadership development, coaching, team building and selection. Read More
The Groove360 is our custom built multi-rater feedback assessment, providing what is commonly referred to as 360-degree feedback. This assessment leverages a specific leadership competency framework in order to provide participants with a comprehensive and reliable review of their leadership effectiveness. While effectiveness can be evaluated using a number of assessment devices, multi-rater feedback has long been favored in private, public, and military environments for its multifaceted characteristics. The Groove360 includes several unique features that provide richer feedback than traditional 360 instruments. The Groove360 can be licensed to coaches and organizations. Groove Management uses the tool for executive coaching and leadership development programs. Read more
The Employee Engagement Review seeks to solve the confusion between employee engagement and employee satisfaction. Two terms that are often confused. The engagement index presented in the Organizational Engagement Review is a composite measure of factors that research shows may impact the alignment of individual effort with the organization's strategic objectives. Measuring engagement is a very effective way to determine motivations within an organization. The Organizational Engagement Index is a well researched assessment tool which can provide organizations with great insights that can help drive improved performance and engagement. Read more
Resilience is a muscle that gets strengthened through self-awareness, experience and adversity. The Resilience Factor Inventory (RFI) provides an effective self measurement of an individual's resilience. This data can help drive coaching conversations, leadership development and team dynamics. The RFI measures personal resilience along seven factors including emotional regulation, impulse control, causal analysis, self-efficacy, realistic optimism, empathy and reaching out.
The Conflict Dynamics Profile is an assessment instrument designed to address conflict behaviors in the workplace. The tool provides a powerful way to improve self-awareness of what triggers conflict in individuals as well as how they respond to conflict. Two versions of the instrument - the CDP-Individual (CDP-I) and CDP-360 - provide practical solutions for promoting more effective conflict resolution. Based on these triggers and responses, the Conflict Dynamics Profile then provides practical approaches for improving behaviors that promote more effective workplace conflict resolution. Read more
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used psychological instrument in the world. Based on Jungian psychology, the instrument helps individuals and teams to gain insights into personality traits. By helping people to better understand themselves, the tool has been applied in schools, the military, marriage counseling and in the business world. There are team applications, uses for executive coaching, diversity work and team building. Groove Management leverages the MBTI to help individuals and organizations maximize their strengths through a greater self awareness. Read more
The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®) instruments help people understand their interpersonal needs and how those needs influence their communication style and behavior—and in the process improve their personal relationships and professional performance. These tools have helped individuals, teams, and organizations around the world grow and succeed by serving as a catalyst for positive behavioral change. Groove Management leverages the FIRO instrument in our coaching practice to help individuals develop greater self awareness. The tool helps individuals recognize their needs and behaviors. Read more
The Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument is a self assessment tool that can provide powerful insights into an individual's approach to addressing conflict. The tool is the best selling conflict instrument because of its ease of use and the powerful insights that it can provide. The TKI assesses an individuals conflict style among competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, and accommodating. The results show an individual their preferred style for dealing with conflict. Read more