GSI's Organizational Development Solutions focus on transforming organizations and their rapidly changing and complex environments through organizational learning, knowledge management and values. GSI utilize multiple personality and organizational assessment tools such as the MBTI, FIRO-B, EQ 2.0 EQ 360 Feedback, Leadership/Management Impact to assist in providing customizable OD Solutions. GSI is certified to administer the following assessments:
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - With more than 70 years of science-based, research-based insight, the MBTI assessment is a robust tool for self-awareness and improvement. It provides positive language for understanding and valuing individual differences. With practical insight that’s easy to understand and implement, the MBTI assessment has helped thousands of organizations and millions of people around the world improve how they communicate, learn, and work.
Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO) – The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO) assessments help people understand their interpersonal needs and how those needs influence their communication style and behavior. These accessible and universally applicable personality assessments have helped individuals, teams, and organizations around the world grow and succeed. In a recent survey, more than 90 percent of FIRO- ®B customer improved teamwork within their organization or for their clients.
True Colors - Each color represents a different primary personality type, and all four lay the foundation of True Colors' fun and insightful personality-identification system. Designed to uncover key social information about yourself and others, True Colors is a tool that fosters an environment of understanding and collaboration. How? The True Colors methodology helps individuals understand how different personality types best interact with each other.
Understanding this dynamic can be very powerful, especially when the success of an organization depends on the effective communication between-and collaboration among-its employees. Our system takes the most important
concepts presented in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and distills them into a user-friendly, fun, an-most important, practical tool.
Leadership/Impact - Research and development by Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D., Leadership/Impact (L/I) provides managers and executives with unique insights into their personal leadership strategies— and the impact of those strategies on others’ behavior and performance. The product of extensive leadership effectiveness research, this 360° feedback assessment for leaders is used by organizations worldwide and is featured in Center for Creative
Leadership’s book, Feedback to Managers.
Management/Impact - Developed by Janet L. Szumal, Ph.D. and Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D., Management/Impact (M/I) is a feedback tool developed especially for mid- to lower-level managers and others with management responsibilities. Internationally proven and aligned with best-practice academic and psychometric standards, M/I uses self-assessment and colleague feedback to gauge managers’ strengths and areas for development — a vital step towards ensuring their ‘fit’ with your organization’s vision, values, and strategies.
Emerging Leader Profile - This leadership tool is an outgrowth from the need for an appropriate tool for new or high-potential leaders. Research has led to the development of 60 items composed of 12 leadership skills and traits that influence a new leader’s effectiveness and establishes a foundation for personal growth. The 360º allows for participants including managers, peers, and direct reports to provide feedback.
Discovery Leadership Profile - Growing Leadership Capacity - The comprehensive 360º assessment provides insight into an individual’s leadership strengths and challenges from the perspective of peers, bosses, direct reports and others. Based on research that identifies competencies critical for effective leadership, performance is measured using 10 competency categories. The results of the leader’s self-assessment are then compared to the aggregated results of the raters, this completes the leadership style assessment in order to clearly highlight strengths and developmental needs.
Decision Style Profile - Make Better Decisions - Decision Style Profile is a decision making assessment that empowers leaders make better decisions by enlightening them on how to choose the most effective and appropriate decision-making styles for given situations. A personalized report compares the participant’s chosen decision-making styles to the most appropriate styles backed by extensive research and a current database of over 20,000 executives
and managers. The Decision Style Profile evaluates the appropriateness with which participants include others in the
decision-making process as well as the extent to which they consider the five following decision factors: Clarity, Information, Alignment and Time.
Influence Style Indicator –Leverage Impact - A key behavior of effective leaders is the capacity to influence those around them. To influence effectively, one must be adept at getting opinions and ideas heard, recognized, and considered by others.