Group Analytics by Predictive Index ®
Group Analytics by PIWorldwide allows organizations to analyze the behavioral DNA of a team.
The Group Analytics software takes the Predictive Index profiles of team members and combines the information into a group snapshot to give managers key insights into what is driving performance.
This new software is allowing leaders to:
Improve Team Performance with Data Driven Decisions.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie
I have recently been working with several clients to leverage the group analytics software to define the characteristics of team and company culture.
One example is a company that specializes in working with insurance companies to help get workers back to work after an injury. The goal was to define the behavioral characteristics of the successful team members, and make sure that any future hires had a high probability of fitting in.
We had the current team members compete the Predictive Index® survey. Next I mapped the teams profiles together with the group analytics software.
The results showed some interesting findings. The team had several common behavioral characteristics that were identified by the group analtics report.
*Note this is a team of only 10 people, so the results are NOT statistically significant, however still provide information to help guide our understanding of the team dynamic.
Group Analytics Factor Snapshot
First off, the Predictive Index results and the group analytics reports both follow a normal bell curve. Thus we expect most of the results to be clustered around the middle.
The 4 Factors A,B,C and D measure the 4 core behavioral drives present in all of us.
A represents Dominance
B represents Extroversion
C represents Patience
D represents Formality
Notice in the Group analytics report that there are no very low A scores. This indicates that everyone on this team has a high degree of dominance. This leads to the conclusion that a higher level of dominance is likely required to achieve the objectives of this team.
Additionally there are no very low D scores. Meaning that the team culture is on of a higher degree of formality.
Recruiting and Coaching with Group Analytics
This information, is useful to know when recruiting new team members, and also when pairing existing employees together. If someone is significantly different from the rest of the team, extra steps should be taken to prepare them to work in this team.
For example, a manager may provide some coaching to the low formality individual on proper process and strict adherence to policy when working with other team members who put a high degree of importance on following the rules.
It is however important to consider that the group analytics report is only providing the snapshot of the existing team members, If there are new objectives for the team, or requirements to start moving in a new direction, this may require a change in the group dynamics.
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