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Insight Assessment individual reports

The best training programs benefit individual participants as well as the company.

When training programs target the development of skills that have personal as well as professional relevance, the impact is magnified.  

What could be more relevant to personal and professional success than improving the quality of decision making? INSIGHT Development Program does just that.

People who are able to analyze problems, evaluate options, anticipate risks and identify solutions have an advantage over less skilled decision makers. People who approach problems with a strong thinking mindset are motivated to succeed.

Insight Assessment clients value the option of providing self-directed online skills improvement tools and printable individual thinking reports to training participants.  They realize that measuring thinking reinforces the motivation for staff to hone their skills on and off the job. 

Knowledge of weaknesses (and appreciation of strengths) can be a powerful incentive to change for training participants who receive copies of their comprehensive INSIGHT Business Professional individual reports. The impact manifests in:

  • objective assessments of personal strengths and weaknesses in five essential thinking skills and ten mindset attributes as applied in professional contexts
  • an increased awareness of how thinking skills and weaknesses impact the quality of their problem solving and decision making
  • the ability to identify and target specific areas for improvement
  • increased attentiveness and focus during the training sessions because progress will be measured and reported

Individual assessment metrics are an essential component of INSIGHT Development Program, our online training which focuses on improving core thinking skills and mindset.

Our clients use individual metrics in business processes including candidate selection , annual evaluations and supervision as tools to enhance career development and to objectively match employee skills and talents to job responsibilities.  Group metrics provide collective diagnostics of internal strengths and weaknesses at all decision making levels.

Insist on INSIGHT.

INSIGHT thinking assessments and INSIGHT Development Program are the culmination of Insight Assessment’s 30 years of experience in high stakes measurement of reasoning.  Worldwide, clients rely on our comprehensive range of assessment products to provide the data they need to make high stakes decisions about hiring, admissions, licensing, curriculum, program evaluation and more.  Our online test instruments are objective, validated and secure, making it easy to assess locally or geographically dispersed workforces. Reports are delivered within minutes of completion of the assessment. INSIGHT Development Program is a valuable human resources tool to supplement current employee training programs or as a new initiative to improve the quality of thinking. 

Make sure your staff training investment pays off in the improvement of targeted skills. Contact us to integrate high quality thinking assessments into your professional development programs. 
Measurement tools

Measurement is an essential part of ensuring you get value from your training program.

Knowing that your training program is worthwhile and netting the results you’re looking for is challenging.  That’s why assessing thinking should already be incorporated into your business training plan.

What skills could be more key than thinking and reasoning well? Good thinking results in a competitive advantage over less skilled decision makers. Improving the quality of decision making reduces the costs of errors and improves productivity throughout your organization.

Insight Assessment is a leader in the assessment and training of critical thinking.  We understand that even in areas where training isn’t required, you need to get the most for your investment in time and money. Here’s how to optimize your development programs:

  1. Set a goal for your training program: Identify, quantify and improve the strengths & weaknesses of individuals, teams, departments, or divisions so that systemic problem solving solutions can be implemented in areas of operations where change is needed
  2. Incorporate assessment into your training program to gather baseline data and to create motivation to grow the targeted skills. Including pre and post training assessment enables companies to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of specific training programs for individuals and groups.   For businesses, the pretest might be done before an employee training program is begun and a post test could be set for weeks or months after the program has been completed.
  3. Evaluate, evaluate and evaluate again: It goes without saying that measuring the effectiveness of training programs can be a moving target, but basically the only thing that’s really important is that staff shows performance improvement.  That’s why online training is a waste of money unless progress in measured and demonstrated objectively.

Effective training programs show advancement in key metrics. 

Demonstrating improvement in employee thinking skills doesn’t have to be hard .  Insight Assessment provides solutions for your training goals. 

  • Option One: We do it. INSIGHT Development Program includes INSIGHT proven assessments and online critical thinking training modules. The cost effective, validated program can be integrated into your training programs or can be implemented as new initiative. The flexible structure lets employees work independently, controlling time on task, pace and progress. The self-paced program focuses on improving decision skills and fostering a workplace culture of positive thinking mindset.
  • Option Two: You do it. Incorporate our online business test instruments to objectively evaluate the impact of your existing training program.  Effective assessment of employee groups provides collective diagnostics of overall strengths and weakness, comparisons to similar workers in other companies, and the data to guide your employee development trainers in the development of subsequent educational efforts to address the needs of your personnel.

Either way your company benefits.  You implement an effective training program that delivers improvement in employee thinking and reasoning in your operation. Or you obtain objective data that demonstrates the value of your existing program.  In both situations employees are motivated by receiving analyses of their strengths and weaknesses in important thinking skills as well as an opportunity to improve their performance.  Either way you make a wise investment in strengthened your business by committing to better thinking and reasoning

Our clients depend on INSIGHT thinking assessments .  Our comprehensive individual reports provide metrics on the strengths and weaknesses on 5 core thinking skills and 10 mindset attributes that predict good on the job decision making. Optional group reports deliver summaries of group performance gains including the key thinking metrics for your organization.  Results are delivered within minutes of response submission.  Our online test instruments are objective, validated and secure.   For more information on the benefits of measuring employee thinking.

When maintaining funding support for programs requires demonstrating quality improvements or value to the community, businesses, training centers and agencies depend on INSIGHT to objectively and effectively document gains in thinking skills and work ethic. 

We will help you get the relevant data you need to improve the effectiveness of your staff.

Contact us to discuss INSIGHT 's broad range of business assessment tools and services that support improving thinking and decision making. Explore our website for practical training resources and our blog, Thinking INSIGHT , for further discussion of the measurement of thinking skills and mindset.

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Strategic leadership requires a complex integration of skills and mindsets.  In addition to having strong decision making skills, effective leaders are driven to accomplish goals and have the ability to energize the entire organization.

Ten core leadership attributes characterize successful leaders. Every day, decision-makers need to be:

  • Driven:  committed to the vigorous pursuit of professional excellence, with a consuming internal demand to achieve the vision of the organization.
  • Discerning: displays courage and objectivity in decision making; when making difficult decisions, they tend to ask the tough questions, to follow reasons and evidence wherever they lead, and to give due consideration to competing points of view.
  • Innovative:  has an appetite for innovation, sees change as an opportunity for growth, is a resilient agent of change in fast paced or fluid environments.
  • Foresightful: alert to potential difficulties, always striving to foresee consequences, ready to use reasoning and fact finding to resolve difficulties and foreseeable problems.
  • Judicious: displays maturity and thoughtfulness in decision making, recognizing that some problems are ill-structured, that often there is more than one reasonable option, and that poor decisions should be dispassionately revisited.
  • Incisive: capable of making those strategic decisions that are tough but necessary to achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Tolerant: respects diversity in the workplace, including showing due respect for different perspectives, opinions, and suggestions.
  • Honorable: conducts themselves with integrity, honesty, ethics and truthfulness in communication and behavior.
  • Motivational:  capable of inspiring an entire organization, moving it forward with enthusiasm and energy, motivating others to give their best.
  • Professional: limits socializing to that which is necessary to get the job done and to take an appropriate and professional approach to social interactions at work. Professionalism is vital to maintaining a proper focus on work responsibilities, facilitating collaboration, and providing positive leadership.

INSIGHT Executive  objectively assesses and reports on each of these 10 essential mindsets plus 5 core leadership thinking skills

The metrics reported on INSIGHT Executive have been rigorously calibrated to identify how decisions were made and measure the application of reasoning skills. Comprehensive individual reports document strengths and weaknesses in essential executive mindset attributes and cognitive skills required for high stakes decision making.   INSIGHT offers global assessment capability with tools calibrated to match your employee group.

Why wait? Success depends on strong decision makers who are committed to asking the hard questions and making the tough calls. Contact us to identify leaders who are ready to move your company forward.  

Now is the time for change

Whether your organization is thriving, just getting by or faltering, you are in a transition.  The success stories of the future will be from those whose transition was critically thought through. If your transition will be politically motivated, you don’t need us.  If you want to be the hit of the financial news, we can help you make sure your transition team includes the best thinkers available.

Effective leaders in times of transition are strategists who have the strong decision making skills needed to navigate risks, identify opportunities, ask tough questions and establish priorities while setting clear direction. To make change happen, innovative leaders must be resilient, driven to achieve the vision, able to inspire the team, and committed to highest standards of excellence. INSIGHT Executive delivers objective metrics on 15 key skills and mindset attributes that define winning leaders’ decision making.

Transition strategies succeed or fail in the implementation and follow up processes. The highly skilled professionals responsible for achieving your company goals will require strong problem analysis skills, the ability to evaluate critical data and to identify the possible consequences of complex decisions. Strength in determining solutions with the strongest likelihood of success requires a strong commitment to company goals, the mindset to focus on working through problems, an appetite for innovation and the ability to communicate enthusiasm to others.  INSIGHT Professional Business objectively measures 15 core cognitive skills and characteristics that drive managers to excel.

When you make a commitment to promote change throughout your organization, make sure that your transition team has the necessary strong decision making skills and the drive to make change happen. Insight Assessment reports and analytics   deliver the metrics you need to position effective decision makers where they will achieve your goals.

It’s never too late to benefit from prioritizing strong thinking. Contact us to preview how easy it is to use INSIGHT tools to drive your strategic plans forward.

Insight Assessment invites you to follow our blog, Thinking INSIGHT .

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