Your people - Kolbe
We have been using Kolbe with our clients for many years since we took the Kolbe A test.
Our mission is to help people understand their natural strengths so they can put them to use when they need them most. We know that by having your Kolbe A™ Index results and recognizing your natural instincts, you can be less stressed and more productive. Teams and organisations move ahead by leaps and bounds when everyone knows how they, and those around them, best solve problems.
Using insights into your approach to problem-solving, we deliver advice that will help adjust your processes for more seamless productivity. Our knowledge is also applied at the team level and helps organisations do more and put people in positions for which they’re a natural fit.
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About Kolbe A
There are three parts of the mind – how smart you are, your emotions and motivations, plus your striving instincts. Your emotions are powerful, and your intelligence is important, but how you naturally take action will be what helps you navigate change with less stress. These instinctive strengths are revealed by taking the Kolbe A™ Index.
You might find that you’re the type of person who needs lots of information before making a decision? If so, during a crisis you’re likely asking a lot of questions, probing for justifications, trying to figure out exactly what to do and how to do it. The key is to avoid information overload or spending far too much time doing research and not enough time making critical decisions. Tell yourself that 80% of the information will have to do for now and move forward.
An example - Kolbe A and working from home
Perhaps you’re somebody who always has a system, a clear structure and step-by-step process. A crisis can throw all of your plans out the window and cause immediate stress. When you can’t follow your own system – because you’re following the government’s mandated system or adapting to new home office systems — it’s key to focus on what you CAN control. Maybe it’s what time you wake up, and how your living room is arranged. Whatever you CAN control and whatever systems you CAN put into place – do so, but make sure you account for inevitable changes in your schedule.
If you are the type of person who needs to drive change and take risks, it can be extremely frustrating to have outside forces impose change on you. And, working from home makes your need to brainstorm with others less effective. When a crisis prevents you from trying new things and being innovative, the key is to find ways to add little bits of risk and variety into your days. Maybe you challenge yourself to hit a new personal record during your morning workout or brainstorm with others online some innovative new offerings for your clients. A crisis can put you into some rigid situations, insist on ways to be yourself and keep innovating.
For some people, working from home and not having access to quality equipment and materials can cause a lot of stress. If you’re the type of person who needs to communicate in person or have quality workspace and physical activity, you might be struggling to be productive during a crisis. Be sure you have time and space to move around – get outside, be sure to sit by a window when you can – anything that can satisfy your need for physical movement and tangible solutions. You may find that a stress reliever is building something of quality that can last, especially when things seem so fleeting in a crisis. Find time to fix things around the house and be sure to show it off to your family, because that’s how you communicate the best – by demonstrating what you’ve done.
If you have a team needing to take the test or want to use it to balance your teams contact us.