Surveys and Assessments

Our reliable and validated surveys and assessment tools provide common language to help define your challenges.

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By driving to the heart of how an individual is motivated and fundamentally wired, Higher Ground is able to help individuals understand themselves more thoroughly, work more effectively in a team environment, and understand how others perceive them. Our team uses reliable and validated tools to help you leverage your most valuable assets. Read on for more about the tools we use to uncover motivation, improve communication and teamwork, provide accurate perspectives that shape and protect organizational culture, and foster healthy relational growth.

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Surveys and Assessments

ProScan is an easy-to-take web-based survey that measures the intensity of an individual’s four basic personality traits. It reveals the strongest trait, responsible for 50 percent or more of an individual’s behavior, and measures how this trait relates to others to uncover a personality profile.

A ProScan profile provides a wealth of information about an individual, including:

  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Sources of Motivation
  • Energy Level
  • Current Satisfaction Level
  • Sources of Stress
  • Type of Job You Most Naturally Fit Into

At its core, ProScan reveals a person’s natural “wiring.” It is not only easy to take, but also accessible and easy to understand and apply to various situations. It reveals information about an individual’s personality style, natural tendencies, and how they work as part of a team. To identify future team members, improve existing team dynamics and develop succession candidates, there’s no better tool than an accurate assessment such as ProScan.

Want a tool that provides valuable, real-time information on the group dynamics of your whole organization or within a specific team, department or division? TeamScan helps reveal productivity and success components of particular teams and define corporate culture in concrete terms.

TeamScan helps you keep your finger on the pulse of each part of your organization.

JobScan removes the frustration of hiring by assessing the strengths and styles of successful performers’ ProScans, along with preferences and input from management and other key contributors. Then, JobModels can be created accurately and used with certainty.

With a custom JobModel complete, attract applicants to job openings with a compelling advertisement. Interview guides can also be built to make sure hiring managers are asking the right question to find the best possible fit for the job and organization.

Based on the work of Patrick Lencioni’s international best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to drive team effectiveness and productivity. The program uses Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, to help participants understand their individual DiSC® style and discover how each style brings value to the team.

 The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Progress Report highlights areas of greatest improvement and decline, offers productive points of discussion, and provides an action plan to help teams prioritize and set specific goals. You’ll be able to compare how a team’s performance has changed over time and highlights areas of greatest improvement and of greatest decline.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Comparison Reports are follow-up reports that can be created for any two participants to illustrate their similarities and differences. Based on data from the personality items in The Five Behaviors assessment, the reports are organized around The Five Behaviors model and illustrate two continua per behavior. The research-validated comparison reports can be used to continue to instill The Five Behaviors model and language and to emphasize the importance of the behaviors for both individual relationships and team functioning.

A multi-rater survey enables an individual to learn more about how they are perceived by their colleagues, in a variety of fields. The 360-degree surveys that we use are reliable, validated, and provide feedback from numerous sources to truly get to the heart of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. These reputable and confidential surveys are based on a proven methodology called the Task Cycle®.

Of course, statistically validated surveys are the backbone of our tools. Comparing results over time is only effective if the instrumentation is psychometrically sound and accurate. The 360 surveys we use have the following attributes:

  • Expert authorship, with factor analyzed competencies, ensuring measurement acuity
  • Role-specific dimensions and questions
  • Concurrent validity through third-party research
  • Research indicating which competencies drive success in each role
  • A reliable and valid theory of leadership development called the Task Cycle®
  • Support material and resources, such as feedback workshops, online development tools, and coaching help maximize ROI

Once is not enough… 720 Feedback provides a comparison of a participant’s results over a period of time, often 12-18 months. This comparison informs participants of their developmental progress and gives them an opportunity to update and change their individual development plan(s). Continuous improvement requires constant measurement.

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