If you want to improve a team’s or individual’s performance, it is critical to:
- understand why they behave the way they do
- discern the “gap” between where they are and where they need to be
- recognize their strengths and potential weaknesses
In order to clarify the above, it is imperative to:
- understand each team member’s belief system
- discern the dynamics of the team’s relationships
- gain awareness of the team’s cross-conversations
- clearly define the organization’s values
- clarify the vision to which everyone is aligned
- establish the belief systems (for the firm, purpose, teams and individuals)
This comprehensive approach to awareness creates the most solid foundation possible for building success.
We all know the relationship between thinking and success is a powerful chain of cause and effect:
- thinking drives decision-making
- decision-making drives behavior/action
- behavior/action drives habits
- habits drive success or failure
That’s where the MindScan assessment comes in.
Unlike most other behavioral assessments, MindScan™ doesn’t measure what individuals think of themselves. The underlying flaw in the most popular and commonly used assessments is they subjectively categorize people by type into a category or bucket of “HOW” they behave. Instead, the MindScan seeks the underlying truth of “WHY” a person behaves the way they do, based on their thinking patterns. Consider this – certain people might behave the exact same way (“HOW”), for completely different reasons (“WHY”); this means changing the behaviors of these two people would call for two completely different approaches.
At its heart, gap analysis about determining the baseline (or starting point), the ideal (the place to which the team or individual aspires), and determining how to bridge that gap. With the MindScan results as a starting point, the baseline becomes more clearly defined, as do the strategic steps for reaching the goals that have been set. The gap analysis will:
- determine/analyze the current situation
- outline the objectives to be achieved
- identity how to bridge the gap
While the MindScan provides and understanding of the “why” of the individual, and the gap analysis outlines “where” the individual or team needs to go, it is the success questionnaire that aids in determining “how” they will get there.