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Many critical thinking assessment customers find that the move from traditional paper testing to electronic testing leads to greater value to students, faculty and administration.   

Insight Assessment clients can select the testing method which is most suitable for their specific test environments and needs.  Clients who do not have access to technology or who require unique controlled, proctored testing, can choose traditional paper.   The majority of our clients prefer the flexibility of anytime, anywhere testing use our industry leading app-based online option.

There are many advantages to choosing electronic testing. Insight Assessment flexible electronic testing options provide:

  • Immediate reporting advantages for electronic testing. Electronic testing makes scored results immediately available to you on your dashboard, and spreadsheets and group reports can be downloaded at your convenience; There’s no need to worry about testing data being lost in the mail.
  • Unlimited generation of group reports using our reporting system capability. Using the group indicator to identify each program allows you to prepare program level reports using our online report generator, adding to the value of your current plan. You can easily support reporting demands for overall and department level data.
  • The ability to customize your demographic profile so that you can easily record the school/program and up to ten additional data points for later analysis.
  • Identify and remove false tests that typically lower group mean scores. The electronic system records time on test and also the percent of items completed   
  • Individual reports : At your option, electronic testing will provide a personal report to each student and allow them to see it and email it to themselves at completion of the assessment.
  • Testing is always available 24/7/365 without the need to order materials in advance.  Our testing platform is now delivered through a secure app-based interface. The mobile app can be downloaded at no cost to most  iOS, Apple, and Google devices. Our technology and system support staff is available (at no additional cost) to work with your IT personnel to prepare for electronic administration. Other clients typically have students sign into labs and use provided login information to complete the assessment at specified time frames.
  • Expanded multilingual assessment options allow more accurate assessment of reasoning skills in ESL applicants or students. Insight Assessment provides assessments, interface and reports in a wide arrange of languages.
  • Expanded access to wider array of assessments , including those that incorporate improvements in the scale score reporting including the addition of Numeracy (quantitative reasoning).
  • Maintaining reporting of OVERALL scores in relationship to national percentiles Insight Assessment maintains the careful calibration of our test instruments, so national percentiles for all versions are exactly comparable, and OVERALL scores (and mean scores) are also directly comparable, allowing clients to move to electronic testing. and not lose data. 

The majority of Insight Assessment clients, large and small, test electronically.  Whether to initiate an assessment project in paper or online is often an early question in discussions with potential clients.  If you are currently considering critical thinking assessments or a change from paper to electronic administration, contact us today. Our testing specialists will help you determine if electronic testing or paper testing is the best match for your specific test environments and needs.

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Measurement tools

Measurement science has developed objective methods for evaluating cognitive skills and habits of mind that are more precise, more valid, and more reliable than writing samples.

Writing prompts that invite a person to give reasons and evidence to support their analyses, inferences, explanations, evaluations and interpretations can be useful exercises for developing stronger critical thinking.  That said, using writing samples is a less than ideal method of assessing critical thinking because of inherent issues like invalidity, a lack of precision, insufficient variance, unreliability, and misrepresentation.

Many people believe that writing samples provide a good test of critical thinking.  We asked Dr. Peter Facione, senior researcher and author at Insight Assessment to explain why:

First, and most obviously, ratings of writing samples introduce a validity threat when evaluators conflate writing craft and a facility with rhetorical devices with critical thinking skills.

  • This is apart from the common human tendency to favor writing samples that present views with which the reader may agree vs. those that argue for positions with which the reader disagrees.
  • There are other threats to validity as well.  For example, all the ways that humans use critical thinking that do not include writing are automatically eliminated if the only manifestation evaluated is what the person is able to express in written form.  This limitation severely restricts the range of possible applications and manifestations of our critical thinking skills. 
  • Additionally, using writing samples typically does not provide the opportunity to test specific aspects of critical thinking such as its application in different reasoning contexts, empirical, comparative, ideological, and quantitative.  Nor does using writing typically permit the more detailed scrutiny of the writer’s ability to resist locking-in prematurely to a given alternative, to recognize and avoid common reasoning errors, and to overcome the tendency to misapply cognitive heuristics. 

A second area of concern is that writing based assessments do not spread out scores widely (lack variance) and those scores they do yield are imprecise. 

Written work is typically scored using four or five categories in the way that a professor might assign letter grades to an essay.  While there is a rank ordering to the grades, the intervals between the grades are not necessarily uniform.  In measurement science we prefer smoothly uniform intervals between scores, which is why a large range of numerical scores, e.g. between 65 and 100, offers more precision and more variance.  The more precision and the more variance a valid and reliable measurement tool permits, the better the tool.

  • The reliability problems in the evaluation of writing samples are well documented.  That is why so much training is needed for the evaluators. In our experience even well-trained human graders using rubrics can disagree about what score to apply to written work.  We know too that human graders have difficulty reliably evaluating the writer’s critical thinking when the writer uses humor, irony, hyperbole, invective, or sarcasm.
  • Computers can be programmed to be as reliable as trained human raters, but that is actually a rather low threshold.  Currently available computer grading algorithms are incapable of understanding what is written. The computers are not considering the quality of the critical thinking process used, instead the machines are looking only for syntactical markers, like sentence length, the frequency of the use of specific words, and grammatical construction.  

But, perhaps the most important consideration comes from the very nature of what a writing sample represents:  inevitably a writing sample is a person’s a reconstruction of their own thinking, but not the thinking itself.

Writers do not record and report their thought process as an entirely unedited stream of consciousness.  Writing samples are fabrications offered in most cases to make one appear to have been more thoughtful and more reasonable than was actually the case. 

  • Thanks to Dr. Peter Facione, a Senior Researcher at Insight Assessment and principal at Measured Reasons LLC, a Los Angeles based research and consulting firm supporting excellence in strategic thinking and leadership decision making.  Dr. Facione is the developer and author of the California Critical Thinking Skills Test family of measurement tools; his latest book is Think Critically , 2016, Facione & Gittens.

Insight Assessment offers a comprehensive array of validated, reliable and objective critical thinking assessments calibrated for students and professionals. Contact us to discuss your assessment needs.

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Insight Assessment: Grow with Strong Thinkers

Objective data can predict how successful employees will be in their job. Making the strategic decision to invest in assessing and training thinking pays off.

  • Progress and growth result from good decision-making; bad decision-making causes failures. You need to find and develop talented professionals with the reasoning skills and mindset to drive current systems to the next level, an eagerness for relentless problem solving, and an eye to seize opportunities while managing risks.

Hiring good thinkers raises the bar for current and future thinkers. 

Making a commitment to objective assessment of candidate and employee thinking sends the message that the success of your business requires strong decision making throughout your operations. You get what you measure: when you hire strategically, you make sure you are building a talent pool with the motivation and potential to grow in their responsibilities.

Gain confidence that decisions are being made by people who have the necessary core reasoning skills to make the optimal conclusions.

Success depends on the work ethic and the thinking skills of the employees at every level of your organization. When companies have strong, motivated thinkers, good decisions build business success, reduce errors and identify opportunities for growth.  

Reliable assessment data strengthens initiatives to support improvements in thinking skills and thinking mindset that can be achieved by employees at every stage of their career.

Thinking skills and mindset can be trained. In fact, every motivated trainee and working professional can improve the quality of their thinking skills. Measuring thinking can motivate employees to hone their skills; knowledge of weaknesses can be a powerful motivator to change.

INSIGHT Business assessments provide the valuable information that is too often missing from current hiring and promotion procedures: an objective, reliable measurement of the reasoning skills and mental disciplines required for the position. 

With specializations in business, healthcare, law, defense and education , INSIGHT provides cost-effective assessments that target your industry.

Our clients use INSIGHT Development Program to build reasoning capabilities in new hires and current staff to achieve the goal of better thinking throughout their organization.

Designed to be used as an independent training study by employees, INSIGHT Development Program can also be incorporated into existing training programs.  Online, self-guided training modules are available 24/7 on a secure website. 

Get the benefits of employee with strong thinking and decision-making skills

Contact our client support team to see how INSIGHT tools can help you improve the effectiveness of your staff.

Academic uses for student critical thinking skills and mindset data- Insight Assessment

Critical thinking may just be the most important and widely espoused college level student learning outcome.

Whether you are admitting new students, assessing an ongoing initiative or measuring achievement of learning outcomes by graduating seniors, Spring is an important time to gather critical thinking test data.

Critical thinking exit data benefits the institution and its graduates.

Institutions use the group score reports for accreditation, outcomes assessment, and to showcase the value of their programs for prospective applicants and benefactors.  Graduates use their personal score reports to objectively demonstrate the quality of their critical thinking on employment applications or post-graduate program applications.

Assessing critical thinking in the Spring enables successful programs to:

Well calibrated measures of critical thinking have been shown to be predictive of performance in educational programs, success in the workplace, and achievement in professional practice.  Strong critical thinking skills and positive critical thinking habits of mind are vital to success in every academic discipline and major field of study. For over 30 years Insight Assessment’s scenario-based objective measures of critical thinking have provided clients with data on the relative strength of each test taker and on their test taker groups overall. 

Spring testing pays off throughout the campus.  Contact us to learn more our  suite of test instruments calibrated for undergraduate, graduate and professional program college students . Our validated, objective assessments are used globally to report on strengths and weaknesses of the thinking skills and mindset attributes of individual and group test takers. Our online app based assessment delivery includes flexible test taker access, advanced security, global multilingual delivery and easy access to sample questions.

Contact us today. There's still time to implement an impactful Spring assessment program.

 Critical Thinking Data is valuable for many higher ed programs
Taking an Insight Assessment critical thinking test

It is natural to wonder how to prepare to take one of our tests.  We provide testing instruments to academic institutions for admissions purposes and learning outcomes assessment purposes. And we provide other testing instruments to businesses for employee selection and training purposes. 

Insight Assessment educational and employment test instruments are designed to measure a person’s reasoning skills and thinking mindset. Here is how they work:

  • If you take one of our thinking mindset assessments you will be presented with a list of simple statements and asked whether you agree or disagree with each of those statements. No study or other kind of preparation is needed for this kind of an assessment. 
  • If you take one of our thinking skills tests you will be presented with questions that ask you which is the best response? All the information needed to answer is provided in the question itself.  You’ll need to apply your critical thinking skills to that information and then select the best response from those provided.  Again, no studying or specialized subject matter knowledge is needed, since the questions provide the content about which you’ll be reasoning. 
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to complete the assessment in an environment free of distraction.
    • If you are taking the assessment in app or online mode, your test administrator will provide a link and user login instructions. Your test may be timed; the online test systems include a timer that counts down the remaining time. The timer does not start until you actually bring the first test question up on the screen.
    • If you are taking the test in paper and pencil mode the test administrator will provide instructions.
  • Tests are scored electronically using our secure, validated testing system. Test results will be provided to you or your test administrator.

Building strong reasoning skills and a positive thinking mindset involves engaging problems and making decisions in a thoughtful way. There are many products designed to engage and strengthen critical thinking. For example, the introductory college level textbook, “ Think Critically ,” by Facione and Gittens, available from Pearson Education.

Generic adult level sample critical thinking skills questions and thinking mindset questions are posted on our website. These samples are only examples, not the same as the ones used on the tests you may being asked to take by schools, colleges or businesses.

Our own free app, Critical Thinking Insight , contains examples of critical thinking assessments, although not the same ones used by schools, colleges and businesses.  You may want to download our app and view the free sample skills and mindset questions there.  This will also give you a chance to familiarize yourself with our app based online test systems.

A good critical thinking test is not going to be a test of factual knowledge about critical thinking. Memorizing information and definitions is not the key. A good critical thinking test will engage you in using your thinking skills and mindset because critical thinking is a process.  Achieving greater success with critical thinking requires practice. Regularly exercising your critical thinking skills builds strength.

 Good luck.

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Before you implement your critical thinking program make sure that the individual and group data reported will be objective, high impact and relevant.   

You’ve done the easy part:  You’ve realized that good thinking is critical to the success of your group/organization.  You’ve decided that you need reliable metrics to achieve your goal of improving the quality decision making and problem solving.

Now it’s time to make the most important decision:  how do you decide which assessment tool and company will efficiently deliver the high integrity data you need to meet your objectives?

Effective thinking and reasoning tests must:   

  • Measure and document a comprehensive view of the strengths and weaknesses of test takers’ thought processes. For a complete assessment of an individual’s thinking, it is essential to measure both skills and mindset .  Individuals can have the right skills but not the motivation to use them, so their mindset matters a lot.
  • Be calibrated for the intended test takers.  Assessments should be matched with the appropriate educational or job responsibility levels and, if possible, for the appropriate professional fields of the targeted test takers. Thinking assessments are not one-size-fits-all.
  • Support the language needs of your test takers. Language flexibility in the assessment instruments and in the test taker interface (TTI) can minimize the possibility that the measure of an individual’s thinking skills is affected by language ability Why good translations matter
  • Be user friendly.  Effective tests engage and challenge test takers with scenarios and situations relevant to their interests in a variety of formats.
  • Be firmly based on research in critical thinking, statistical analysis and measurement science.
  • Have a proven record of reliability and meet statistical requirements of validity. The strength of any test is determined by the validity of the questions and the quality of data gathered.
  • Deliver individual and group results in fast, detailed, readable and presentation ready reports which are calculated to assist decision-making.
  • Report strength and weaknesses of specific core components of decision making as well providing an overall metric
  • Provide the option of internal and external group norm percentile comparison
  • Include secure, encrypted app based interface available 24-7, easily administered at single or multiple sites, at test centers or independently to groups and to individuals.
  • Be supported by high quality client service starting from an informed consultation on test selection and logistics through delivery and analysis of results

Keep these criteria in mind as you analyze and evaluate test tools and companies.   Be thoughtful about choosing your thinking assessments.  Be sure you’re choosing the best.

All Insight Assessment solutions meet these criteria. We set the standard for objective, validated group and individual analytics on the strength and weakness of core components of thinking skills and mindset.  Insight Assessment offers a uniquely comprehensive array of test instruments calibrated specifically for educational, professional, business, health care, defense and legal uses. Our metrics are used and applied in 50 states and 60 countries in over 30 languages. Reports and analytics provide accurate measurements of essential  individual skills and mindset attributes. Group reports display aggregated statistics and bar-charts on each metric. Flexible administration options are available globally 24/7.  Results are delivered within minutes of completion of the assessment.

INSIGHT Development Program includes the use of our proven test instruments with the critical thinking training modules that can be integrated into your training programs or can be implemented as new initiative.

Contact us to design an assessment program that matches your goals, intended test takers and reporting needs. Get the data you need for admissions, accreditation, outcomes assessment, hiring, training, program evaluation, research and all other projects that require good thinking.

How to improve 7 attributes of a positive critical thinking mindset through practice

Cultivating a Critical Thinking Mindset, Part 3. 

The cultivation of a positive critical thinking mindset is both easier and yet more difficult than one might at first believe. Here are specific recommendations about ways to exercise the seven positive thinking attributes discussed in Part 2 of this series. Strong critical thinking skills depend on a strong critical thinking mindset. These recommendations should be practiced daily.

Putting the Positive Critical Thinking Mindset into Practice

  • Truth-seeking – Ask courageous and probing questions. Think deeply about the reasons and evidence for and against a given decision you must make. Pick one or two of your own most cherished beliefs, and ask yourself what reasons and what evidence there are for and against those beliefs.
  • Open-mindedness – Listen patiently to someone who is offering opinions with which you do not agree. As you listen, show respect and tolerance toward the person offering the ideas. Show that you understand (not the same as “agree with”) the opinions being presented.
  • Analyticity – Identify an opportunity to consciously pause to ask yourself about all the foreseeable and likely consequences of a decision you are making. Ask yourself what that choice, whether it is large or small, will mean for your future life and behavior.
  • Systematicity – Focus on getting more organized. Make lists of your most urgent work, family and educational responsibilities, and your assignments. Make lists of the most important priorities and obligations as well. Compare the urgent with the important. Budget your time to take a systematic and methodical approach to fulfilling obligations.
  • Critical Thinking Confidence – Commit to resolve a challenging problem by reasoning it through. Embrace a question, problem, or issue that calls for a reasoned decision, and begin working on it yourself or in collaboration with others.
  • Inquisitiveness – Learn something new. Go out and seek information about any topic of interest, but not one that you must learn about for work, and let the world surprise you with its variety and complexity.
  • Judiciousness – Revisit a decision you made recently and consider whether it is still the right decision. See if any relevant new information has come to light. Ask if the results that had been anticipated are being realized. If warranted, revise the decision to better suit your new understanding of the state of affairs.

To learn more, you can find the entire essay Cultivating A Critical Thinking Mindset (Peter A. Facione, Carol A. Gittens and Noreen C. Facione) as well as the seminal essay Critical Thinking: What it is and Why it Counts in the Insight Assessment Resources library. 

We hope this series has been informative, helpful and has engaged you in reflecting on ways you can be a better critical thinker. We are passionate about the impact of growing, measuring and promoting good thinking worldwide.   Insight Assessment provides assessment programs validated research based tools such as the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory , which measures each of these seven critical thinking habits of mind and the  California Critical Thinking Skills Test which reports on overall thinking and five components of critical thinking skill. Contact us to discuss your assessment needs.

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Be sure you exercise your thinking skills today.  “A mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Cultivating a Critical Thinking Mindset Part 2.

A strong critical thinking mindset is the product of the interaction of key attributes and mental disciplines.  

Seven measurable critical thinking habits of mind:

Researchers have identified seven measurable aspects within the overall disposition toward critical thinking. Based on this research, we can describe someone who has all seven positive critical thinking habits of mind as a person who is:

  • Truth-seeking—meaning that the person has intellectual integrity and a courageous desire to actively strive for the best possible knowledge in any given situation. A truth-seeker asks probing questions and follows reasons and evidence wherever they lead, even if the results go against his or her cherished beliefs.
  • Open-minded—meaning that the person is tolerant of divergent views and sensitive to the possibility of his or her own possible biases. An open-minded person respects the right of others to have different opinions.
  • Analytical—meaning that the person is habitually alert to potential problems and vigilant in anticipating consequences and trying to foresee short-term and long-term outcomes of events, decisions, and actions. Another word to describe this habit of mind might be “foresightful.”
  • Systematic—meaning that the person consistently endeavors to take an organized and thorough approach to identifying and resolving problems. The systematic person is orderly, focused, persistent, and diligent in his or her approach to problem solving, learning, and inquiry
  • Confident in reasoning—meaning that the person is trustful of his or her own reasoning skills to yield good judgments. A person’s or a group’s confidence in their own critical thinking may or may not be warranted, which is another matter.
  • Inquisitive—meaning that the person habitually strives to be well informed, wants to know how things work, and seeks to learn new things about a wide range of topics, even if the immediate utility of knowing those things is not directly evident. The inquisitive person has a strong sense of intellectual curiosity.
  • Judicious—meaning that the person approaches problems with a sense that some are ill structured and some can have more than one plausible solution. The judicious person has the cognitive maturity to realize that many questions and issues are not black and white and that, at times, judgments must be made in contexts of uncertainty.

Internalizing critical thinking habits of mind

In Cultivating a Critical Thinking Mindset Part 1 you explored your disposition toward critical thinking by using the Critical Thinking Mindset Self-Rating Form. If you described yourself honestly, you have a rough idea if consistently apply critical thinking skills to problems, question, or issue is at hand.  

The good news is that it is possible to strengthen your critical thinking mindset.  Positive critical thinking habits of mind can be nurtured by internalizing the values that they embody and by reaffirming the intention each day to live by those values

  • Be Alert for Opportunities. Each day we should be watch for opportunities to make decisions and solve problems reflectively. Rather than just reacting, take some time each day to be as reflective and thoughtful as possible in addressing at least one of the many problems or decisions of the day.  10 Positive Examples of Critical Thinking.
  • For a thinking process to be successful, it must be done with the habits of mind that have been identified as supporting strength in critical thinking. To learn more, you can find the entire essay Cultivating A Critical Thinking Mindset (Peter A. Facione, Carol A. Gittens and Noreen C. Facione) in the Insight Assessment Resources library.
Critical thinking mindset attributes can be objectively measured.

Many educational and professional programs use Insight Assessment validated research based test instruments such as the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) , which reports on each of the seven critical thinking habits of mind and the  California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) which gives scores on overall thinking and 5 components of thinking skill.

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Cultivating a Critical Thinking Mindset Part 1.

Having strong critical thinking skills is only half the equation. You can be skilled at thinking but if you don’t chose to apply those skills to learning and problem solving, the quality of your decisions suffer. Critical thinking mindset attributes lead to the consistent intention to apply critical thinking skills.

Do you have strong thinking habits of mind?

Here’s a self-rating form developed by researchers and authors, Peter A. Facione, Carol A. Gittens and Noreen C. Facione. This measure does not assess critical thinking skills. Instead you are asked to reflect on whether your own behavior over the past two days manifested a positive, ambivalent, or negative tendency toward engaging in thoughtful, reflective, and fair-minded judgments about what to believe or what to do.

Critical Thinking Mindset Self-Rating Form

Answer yes or no to each statement.

Can I name any specific instances over the past two days when I:

  1. was courageous enough to ask tough questions about some of my longest held and most cherished beliefs?
  2. backed away from questions that might undercut some of my longest held and most cherished beliefs?
  3. showed tolerance toward the beliefs, ideas, or opinions of someone with whom I disagreed?
  4. tried to find information to build up my side of an argument but not the other side?
  5. tried to think ahead and anticipate the consequences of various options?
  6. laughed at what other people said and made fun of their beliefs, values, opinion, or points of views?
  7. made a serious effort to be analytical about the foreseeable outcomes of my decisions?
  8. manipulated information to suit my own purposes?
  9. encouraged peers not to dismiss out of hand the opinions and ideas other people offered?
  10. acted with disregard for the possible adverse consequences of my choices?
  11. organized for myself a thoughtfully systematic approach to a question or issue?
  12. jumped in and tried to solve a problem without first thinking about how to approach it?
  13. approached a challenging problem with confidence that I could think it through?
  14. instead of working through a question for myself, took the easy way out and asked someone else for the answer?
  15. read a report, newspaper, or book chapter or watched the world news or a documentary just to learn something new?
  16. put zero effort into learning something new until I saw the immediate utility in doing so?
  17. showed how strong I was by being willing to honestly reconsider a decision?
  18. showed how strong I was by refusing to change my mind?
  19. attended to variations in circumstances, contexts, and situations in coming to a decision?
  20. refused to reconsider my position on an issue in light of differences in context, situations, or circumstances?
  • Give yourself 5 points for every “Yes” on odd numbered items and for every “No” on even numbered items. If your total is 70 or above, you are rating your disposition toward critical thinking over the past two days as generally positive. Scores of 50 or lower indicate a self-rating that is averse or hostile toward critical thinking over the past two days. Scores between 50 and 70 show that you would rate yourself as displaying an ambivalent or mixed overall disposition toward critical thinking over the past two days. 

This article is adapted with permission from  Cultivating A Critical Thinking Mindset (Peter A. Facione, Carol A. Gittens and Noreen C. Facione, Measured Reasons ). More resources, including  Characteristics of Strong Critical Thinkers can be found in the  Insight Assessment Resources library .

Insight Assessment provides validated research based multilingual tools such as the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) , which measures seven critical thinking habits of mind and the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) which gives scores on overall thinking and five components of thinking skill. We are proud of our uniquely comprehensive array of thinking skills and mindset assessments calibrated specifically for educational, professional, business, health care, defense and legal uses.

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INSIGHT: Strong Thinking Team

Successful teams possess the ability to come at a problem from myriad directions to determine the best course of action.  Projects rarely fail due to technical gaps since the gap is usually recognizable even if the solution is complex.  

Many teams fail instead because elements of analytical thinking are missing from the group.

For example: 

  • If the team is risk averse, they may be reluctant to determine the solution that has the strongest likelihood of success, given information at hand  INSIGHT measures problem-solving in contexts of risks, ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • If the team lacks leadership, INSIGHT provides metrics to choose the right leader.
  • If the team is not detail oriented, it may lead to failure to correctly identify the significance and complexity of critical data elements. INSIGHT measures strength in problem analysis.
  • If the team is not a team, the perspectives and opinions of some team members may not be considered in the analysis of optimal solutions.  INSIGHT measures tolerance and professionalism.
  • If the team is close minded, they may fail to seek out innovation and system changes, settling on familiar solutions too soon. INSIGHT measures adaptability.
  • If the team is not inspired, they will flounder without individuals communicating enthusiasm and inspiring the team members to give their best. INSIGHT measures motivation and commitment.
  • If the team has weak thinking skills and lacks the drive to find solutions to problems, they cannot succeed.   INSIGHT Development Program provides a suite of training modules designed to improve essential critical thinking skills and mindset that characterize effective team members.
  • If the team lacks confidence, INSIGHT Development Program can give them ideas on how to approach the issues and build confidence.
  • INSIGHT Development Program includes assessment metrics that show team progress in strengthening key workplace skills.

Bottom line: the team fails to meet the goal. The team did not include the skills needed to contribute constructively to team problem solving and decision making.

Insight Assessment provides the tools your company needs to build effective teams.

INSIGHT Business is an array of assessment tools specifically designed to provide the metrics needed to create teams of people able to learn their jobs quickly and to perform successfully in situations requiring complex problem solving.  INSIGHT Development Program can be optionally integrated within your training program or implemented as a new tool INSIGHT delivers objective, reliable, statistically valid metrics about specific strengths and weaknesses in 5 essential thinking skills and 10 associated thinking mindsets that drive optimally productive and collaborative groups.

  • Many of our customers are assembling the team for critical projects only after assessing thinking skills and assuring that all aspects of analysis and a positive thinking mindset are present. Another approach is to assess the team post assembly to assure that the thinking skills and mindsets are sufficient to be successful. 
  • Some of our clients have even supplemented the team where necessary to optimize team performance.
  • Most clients include skills development options to strengthen areas of weakness.

Effective teams think well together.  Don't let your teams be limited by poor reasoning skills.  Contact us to start building your dream team using INSIGHT individual and group reports.

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