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Kolbe assessments identify the natural way that people take action.

If left to our own choice, each of us has an instinctive way of problem solving and research shows that people are most productive when they are free to choose their own method of accomplishing a task or providing a solution bout the conative part of the brain.

What is Kolbe?

Kathy Kolbe was the first to identify four universal human instincts used in creative problem solving. These instincts are not measurable. However, the observable acts derived from them can be identified and quantified by the Kolbe A™ Index. These instinct-driven behaviors are represented in the four Kolbe Action Modes:

Fact Finder – the instinctive way we gather and share information.

Follow Thru – the instinctive way we arrange and design.

Quick Start – the instinctive way we deal with risk and uncertainty.

Implementor – the instinctive way we handle space and tangibles.

The Kolbe A Index result is a graphical representation of an individual’s instinctive method of operation, or modus operandi (M.O.). The numbers in each Action Mode represent different points on a continuum, rather than relative values. Each point on the continuum indicates a positive trait. There is no such thing as a negative or “bad” Kolbe Index result.


Benefits of Kolbe:

  • Promote a greater sense of accomplishment;
  • Increase individual productivity;
  • Align talent with appropriate roles;
  • Build teams with the right chemisty for high performance; and
  • implement equal and unbiased classification of strengths.

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