Services - Insight Edge
Optimize Team Performance
Who am I? Who are these people? How can I work best with them? How do I communicate and make decisions? How do my fellow team members communicate and make decisions? How can we best work with one another?
In school systems across Alabama – be it in the boardroom, central office, principal’s office or faculty lounge – people with a variety of communication styles are making decisions, sharing ideas and attempting to solve problems. When individuals try to work as a team to accomplish common goals, they are likely to face conflicts, quagmires, misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
Benefits include reduced turnover, lower stress and improved communication.
The Communication Style Assessment
Fully researched. Proven. Highly accurate. The Alabama Association of School Boards has partnered with Utah-based Insight Edge, developers of a fully researched, proven, highly accurate communication style assessment and team training. The training identifies individuals’ communication and decision-making styles and, based on assessment results, offers custom training to strengthen team performance.
Superintendents can learn how to better communicate with their board members. Board members can better interact with one another and the superintendent. The same is true for any team within the school system, such as principals and their teachers, supervisors and their direct reports, members of divisions and departments and more. The assessment is cloud-based and produces detailed reports for the individual and team. AASB explains what it all means in fun, interactive sessions led by an Insight Edge-trained consultant.
Find Employees Who Are The Right Fit
Hiring high-quality employees – who not only want the job but are the right fit for it – is crucial to the health and future of your school system. The Alabama Association of School Boards has partnered with Utah-based Insight Edge, developers of a fully researched, cloud-based hiring solution tailored to help Alabama’s boards of education get quality results from the hiring process.
Our unique program automates job fit and helps school systems find their best applicants. Why is that important to boards of education? Key positions in education are important to the future success of your schools and students. Besides, people quit when their job isn’t a good fit, and that can be costly. It wastes staff time to wade through piles of resumes to find the few who may succeed in the position.
Don’t hire on a hunch or hire just to rehire months later. Use the Insight Edge Hire system. This ground-breaking system uses a patented Insight Edge communication
assessment to determine which candidates would be your best options for a particular position. With the Insight Edge Hire program, you gain valuable
information about applicants’ decision-making and working styles that help you determine if they are the right fit for the culture of your organization.
Reduce the likelihood of error and save time, effort and money.
Our multi-step service uses a strategic hiring process tailored for boards of education.
No one knows the needs of your school system as well as you. Your superintendent and human resource personnel remain in the drivers’ seat while an AASB staff member trained by the Insight Edge Hire team guides you through each step of the process. Use as much or little of the service as you wish. You choose whether you’ll apply the Insight Edge Hire system to all vacancies or only administrators, chief school financial officers, central office positions, supervisors, faculty, staff or others.
Your designated team will receive a 2- to 4-hour training session tailored for your school system and the crucial position or positions it seeks to fill. The training is designed for those who supervise and/or work closest with the vacant position. The process is enriched when a person in a similar position or who has held the position is able to participate as well. During the Insight Edge Hire training, you will:
- Learn about the four communication & decision-making styles
- Understand the rules for communicating with each style
- Discover what role one’s level of assertiveness or responsiveness plays in his or her ability to succeed in certain jobs
- Get an overview of the Insight Edge Hire job fit assessment
- Learn how to read the assessment reports
Job Fit Assessment
Desired knowledge, skills and abilities should not be the only considerations when hiring staff. New hires who don’t mesh with workplace culture are not likely to stay. Thus, a crucial step in the hiring process should be determining job and cultural fit. The patented Insight Edge Hire assessment does just that. AASB guides your designated team through the assessment process and trains them on how to distribute the assessment to applicants, read the automatically generated reports and use the results to gain insight into your applicants.
To nurture teamwork and a positive workplace culture, AASB can provide an informative session for your group of new hires on what their communication and decision-making style means and how they can successfully interact with team members whose styles differ. Alternatively, AASB could train your designated team on how to review the team and individual reports with new hires.