Build And Develop Your Team With Assessments – Column #162

by Marcus

Marcus Straub

Marcus Straub

One of the biggest challenges business owners face in creating a company that stands above the rest is a lack of credible, unbiased information. It’s what you don’t know that really limits your potential. When considering the future growth of your business, having clear, powerful and accurate information that positions you to build and develop the best team possible is key to your success.

Are you looking for a way to hire correctly the first time, reduce turnover and increase retention? Do you want to improve the engagement and productivity of your team? Would discovering specific areas of staff training and development that would deliver the greatest return on your investment appeal to you? Have you ever wished you had clear-cut information to help you place your team members in positions where they’ll be the most effective and happy?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then accurate, non-biased, comprehensive and regulatory compliant assessments could be just what you need.

The TTI TriMetrix HD Coaching Report offers the most comprehensive assessment suite available. This assessment provides powerful information on the behaviors of team members, what motivates them, their business acumen and top 25 competencies. The TriMetrix HD report also can bring to light the potential team members possess, but haven’t yet used on the job.

Behaviors: With the behavioral results from a TriMetrix HD and effective training, individuals learn to understand themselves and others better, appreciate the differences in people and adapt their communication styles for more effective communication. Team members are also exposed to their time wasters, areas to improve and how they break down under pressure. With coaching, team members learn how to manage these for superior performance. The results enhance the hiring and staff development processes by revealing how an individual will perform.

Driving forces (motivators): This section of the TriMetrix HD helps illuminate and amplify a person’s motivating factors. Motivators can be referred to as the aspects of life about which people are passionate, things they perceive as important or thoughts that provide purpose and direction in life. Motivators drive behavior and actions. By combining the knowledge of motivators with coaching and training, you can position and encourage team members in ways that satisfy their inner drives right from the start. The results will benefit both hiring and coaching initiatives by revealing why individuals act the way they do and what motivates their behavior.

Business acumen indicator: This component of the TriMetrix HD assesses how astutely a person analyzes and interprets their experiences. A person’s acumen — or keenness and depth of perception or discernment  — directly relates to performance. The stronger the acumen, the more aware people are of their reality in both their external and internal worlds and the better they respond effectively to them. This report offers insight into thought processes that affect performance and reveals what people can do, describing their potential for superior performance.

Competencies: This section of the TriMetrix HD describes an individual’s strengths in 25 research-based capacities, or personal skills, directly related to the business environment. The top skills outlined in the report highlight individuals’ well-developed capabilities and reveal the areas where they’re most effective. The results also provide a straight forward and easy way to close gaps in competencies necessary for top performance. When used as a benchmarking tool, this component helps ensure the inherent skills of each individual match the personal skills required by the job.

This suite of assessments provides business owners with high quality, unbiased information critical in successfully hiring, placing and developing team members. The TriMetrix HD Coaching Report provides a level of understanding and clarity you and your team can’t get anywhere else. Combining this powerful information with professional training creates greater buy in; enhances communication and teamwork; and increases productivity, job satisfaction and talent retention.

The effect on business performance is exceptional. The companies with which I work have never experienced anything less than amazing results after going through the assessment and overview processes and my professional development program.

If you’re going to hire effectively, understand where gaps in ability exist, train with the greatest effects, enjoy the highest return on your trainings and retain top talent, then assessments are essential to your success.

Marcus Straub owns Life is Great! in Grand Junction. His personalized coaching and consulting services help individuals, business owners, executives and companies build teams, organizations and lives filled with happiness and success. Straub is the winner of the International Coach of the Year Award and author of “Is It Fun Being You?” He’s available for free consultations regarding coaching, speaking and trainings. Reach Straub at 208-3150, marcus@lifeisgreat.com or www.lifeisgreatcoaching.com.

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This article was written for and published in collaboration with The Business Times newspaper.


Marcus Straub

Author Marcus Straub

Marcus Straub is Founder and CEO of Life Is Great!™ (LIG) Coaching and Consulting, Inc. based in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Serving individuals of all ages and companies of all sizes, in locations across the country and around the world, Marcus specializes in the development of customized programs tailored to meet the unique goals of each individual client. Purposefully created to guide those involved toward unprecedented personal, professional, and organizational growth, Marcus has become well-known for his straightforward approach and systematic techniques.