Teams represent the ultimate blend of
talent that allows for levels of achievement otherwise impossible. These
Teams are differentiated from others based upon their ability to produce
meaningful outcomes and are sought out by others who desire to join them in
Members of a Team must play essential Roles and perform specific Practices which both make up the Knowledge, Skills, and Aptitudes of Teams (KSAT). KSAT will allow for the identification of those Roles and Practices most critical to achieving goals. With the identified Roles and Practices in hand you will be armed with information to guide the selection of team members, development of team members, and the knowledge to increase team capabilities using a new and up to date framework. Born from 100 years of experience in talent management by its authors, and baked with 50 years of research, you will have a reliable resource to create high performing Teams packed with relevant brain insights. Just like in KSAL, KSAP, KSAM, and KSAI, its design is easy to use, easy to understand, and instantly applicable to Teams across all organizations through the following Talent Tools.
Develop It Yourself(DIY)
DIY is a book that is designed specifically to be the “go to guide” for Teams to develop in the 11 Roles and 28 Practices that increase effectiveness.
Roles and Practices will vary in importance from organization to organization, so having a guide that allows rapid access to what matters is vital. This guide includes:
The Domain of the Practice
Why the Practice is Important
Behaviors of the Practice
Where the Practice fits in the work of the Teams
How to measure performance in the Practice
What can happen when the Practice is done poorly
Brain insights from recent neuroscience to help develop the Practice
A Tuning Up Plan
KSAT Sort Cards
Practices will vary in importance from organization to organization.Sort cards immerse decision makers into exercises that put the science directly in their hands in order to determine what is most important in the organizational context.
What Practices are most important to create High Performing Teams in your organization? What are the Team Practices that will be needed to support the organization’s future state? These common questions can be answered with the tangible use of sort cards. The outcome? Rich discussions around teams, and solid plans that can be implemented throughout a talent system to build better Teams.
Placemats allow the user to have rapid access to an overview of the KSAT intellectual property in an accessible format. Placemats have been designed in several ways to meet your needs and come in both color and black and white versions for easy coaching and interpretation.
SIDE A/B – Accessible Overview of the library of Roles and Practices and a Review of Developmental Difficulty of all Practices
SIDE C/D – User friendly view of how each Role connects to the Practices and identification of the mission critical Practices for success.
SIDE E/F – At a glance view of how all Practices can be leveraged to build your career through assignments accompanied with definitions of Career Assignment.
KSAT 360 Assessments
We have developed a comprehensive suite of assessment tools to facilitate Team development including our 360 assessment to provide feedback that fuels higher levels of performance. Our assessment allows the production of 5 reports;
The Placemat Highlight Report – The highest and lowest overall ratings of the selected Practices and Roles
The KSAT Summary Report – Summary of the highest and lowest ratings of the Roles and Practices.
The KSAT Roles and Practices Detail Report – View all of the data with the exception of the written comments. Each Role and Practice selected for the assessment is presented with all of the averages across groups.
The KSAT Written Comments Report – View of the written comments verbatim, without reference to source or position on the organization.
The KSAT Combination Report – Combination of all of the four reports into one.
KSAT Hello! Interview Guide
Hiring new team members takes a balance between screening for success in an individual role, while also staying attuned to the candidates fit to the broader Team environment.
Hiring with this balance in mind is an art and a science. KSAT Hello! provides you with a comprehensive and easy to use interview guide that gives you all the tools you need to increase your probability of hiring winners that create high performing Teams every time. These tools support your ability to conduct four effective interviews that focus upon Culture Fit, Functional and Technical Skills, Candidate Potential, and a primary focus on the candidate’s ability to fulfill the needed Roles, Practices and Behaviors of effective Teams.
KSAL Tally Sheets
Let’s be honest. Your desk can get messy. When engaging with our sort cards exercises, Tally Sheets provide a clean framework for recording the insights that you discover. Tally Sheets allow decision makers to jump from sorting exercises, to analysis, to action planning and come in both: