What Is The Kolbe Method?
There’s a part of the mind that you don’t hear a lot about. It’s what some people call “instincts” or that “gut feeling” when you’re making a decision. The Kolbe secret: we know what natural strengths/instincts you were born with and how you can use them to be the most productive, stress-free version of yourself.
Understanding the basic concepts of the Kolbe Method is essential to applying, using, and gaining the most from strategies.
The Kolbe definition of success is the freedom to be yourself. Cultural expectations, stereotypes and biases influence the degree to which society provides this freedom. Self-expectations and job requirements also influence success.
The Kolbe Method allows you to maximize organizational performance by freeing people to utilize their instinctive talent and harnessing that talent in synergistic ways to drive productivity. With Kolbe’s unique assortment of software, training, and coaching services, you will be able to develop effective, objective organizational development strategies to achieve your team or company goals.
Leadership is more than just hiring the right people. It’s more than getting members of your team(s) to buy-in to company goals. You also have to work together, be productive, and make the commitment of mental energy toward your goals.
But how do you hire people and create teams and organizations that will provide the highest probability of success? The answer is by discovering employees’ natural or instinctive ways of taking action — their truly innate abilities — and understanding how those abilities apply to team participation and the overall effectiveness of your organization.
Human instinct is the power behind our actions. It’s the source of our mental energy. Assessment tools have historically focused on measuring the cognitive (IQ) and the affective (personality) parts of the mind. While these tools are helpful in selecting, training, and managing people, something has been missing.
IQ scores are influenced by opportunities to learn and being smart doesn’t necessarily predict success. Personality traits are situational and people who get along don’t always do a job successfully or accomplish the team’s goals. What’s missing? The third part of the mind – the conative, or instinctive, part. Understanding how instincts combine with intelligence and personality will help you optimize the hiring, deployment, retention, and effectiveness of your employees.
Assessing and understanding the instinctive methods of all of your employees will create a less stressful work environment where employees are more satisfied and more productive in their positions. The Kolbe Method does this.