Team Psychometrics are an ideal tool for team development. The psychometric tests used help management teams understand team behaviours and the ultimate contribution each team member brings to their team.
Using SHL’s OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) as the basis of this team analysis, automated reports can be generated to identify each team member’s preferred leadership styles, team types and reporting styles. A further report can be produced that identifies the individual’s contribution to achieving the team goals which, when analysed across the team, can easily identify team development needs leading to enhanced team performance.
At KSL Training, we then provide a qualified facilitator to work with small or large sized teams to explain each of the team behaviours and characteristics in an interactive and fun way. In line with your specific team building goals, the facilitator will then help the team to identify the team’s development steps to improve their overall performance as a team.
Online Team Psychometric Reports
As part of the preparation to a facilitated team building event using team psychometrics, we ask all team members to complete the online OPQ Occupational Personality Questionnaire to ensure accurate self insights can be conveyed on the day. The automated report that is then generated will be selected based upon your specific goals, but to provide you with some examples of the team development reports that can be provided, please see below.
OPQ32 Occupational Personality Questionnaire:
The online OPQ32 Occupational Personality Questionnaire takes about 45 – 60 minutes to complete with no right or wrong answers. The SHL OPQ is designed to identify how an individual prefers to behave at work and in a development context provides useful insights to the individual and their manager on their strengths and talents as well as potential areas that could be developed further.
The results are clearly based on an individual’s own perception, so further exploration through feedback and discussion is vital to confirm the results.
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OPQ32 Team Types and Leadership Styles Profile:
The OPQ32 Team Types and Leadership Styles Profile enables you to acquire insights into how a team member views their preferred behaviours at work in terms of their role within a team, their leadership style and how they like to be managed.
Sharing and communicating this information in a structured way can assist with the overall team development. The report is broken down into three key sections:
- Team Types: These are based on the work of Dr Meredith Belbin and will enable team members to establish their preferred team roles out of the eight team roles measured, i.e. Shaper, Resource Investigator, Plant, Co-ordinator, Monitor-Evaluator, Completer-Finisher, Teamworker, Implementer.
- Leadership Styles: Based on Stodgill’s Handbook of Leadership, the report will highlight the team member’s preferred leadership style, i.e. directive leader, delegative leader, participative leader, consultative leader, negotiative leader. Information will be provided on the likelihood of each leadership style being adopted by the team member.
- Reporting Styles: The automated report will show the preferred style of reporting that the team member prefers to adopt with their manager, i.e. receptive report, self-reliant report, collaborating report, informative report or reciprocating report. This can prove invaluable information when looking at building working relationships with manager and their direct report.
The OPQ32 Team Impact Report:
This OPQ32 Team Impact Report is based on the premise that all teams need to work together to achieve shared goals and objectives. To achieve their goals and objectives, the team need to work through four crucial stages:
- Creating a vision for potential solutions: this involves exploring the possiblities and evaluating options
- Managing the activities of the team: through setting direction and committing the team to action
- Resourcing tasks to get work done: using networks and maintaining cohensions
- Delivering solutions on time to meet goals and objectives: staying focussed and resisting pressure
Naturally, these tasks are linked to the team types or team roles that team members prefer to take, and the report will highlight the level of strength that each team member is likely to contribute to each stage of the process.
This will enable the team to identify it’s strengths and areas for development, as well as the type of person most suited to join the team when a vacancy occurs. In a recruitment context, this report provides you with an interview guide with suggested questions and areas of evidence to seek.
Team Development Event
Once the appropriate team psychometrics have been completed by each team member, we can then provide you with a qualified facilitator to run a team building event that will best accommodate the needs of your team as well as time, style and budget.
Contact us for more information about any topic covered or to gain a better understanding of the OPQ32 and the supporting team psychometrics reports that can be produced to help your team’s development and ultimate performance.