Teams are the source of most of the productivity, creativity and reliability in organizations. Work and play are both successful – or not – because of the quality of teams performing the mission at hand. Understanding and developing the behaviors of success requires that team members develop and utilize the seven ESI skills measured by the TESI® and explained in our book, The Emotionally Intelligent Team.
TESI® is the Collaborative Growth Team Emotional and Social Intelligence Survey®. It creates the opportunity for a team 360 – that is each member of the team rates the team's skills from his or her perspective. They answer questions such as "Our team continues to be hopeful when challenged.” and “Our team members steer clear of getting even." Reports are then available on the entire team, and on subgroups, or smaller groups within the team, those sub-groups might be based on gender or age groupings or on status such as supervisors compared to managers. This allows all team members and the leaders to understand the levels of identification with the team, satisfaction, engagement, and skills in areas such as communications and conflict resolution.
The TESI® Report provides a display with numerous graphs and descriptions of the current levels of emotional and social functioning in the team from the perspectives of the team members who completed the TESI® Survey. The report offers unique insights and suggests ways for understanding current strengths and weakness of the team and to strategically choose where to enhance team skills. Through this combination of awareness and action the team is poised to achieve greater productivity and each team member has the opportunity to improve his or her own teamwork and personal well-being.
There is a full on-line TESI report as well as a paper TESI Short so your team can take the TESI in either format:
- Take the TESI®, which is the full version of the assessment and is available through Collaborative Growth or any of our many certified facilitators and can be taken on-line or by paper version. This is the full evaluation with numerous demographic breakouts. All seven scales are evaluated in depth. This provides three suggestions for development for each scales geared to the levels of team performance by scale. See a sample report.
- Take the TESI® Short, which is distributed by Pfeiffer, a division of Wiley and Sons. This short version has 3 questions for each of the seven scales. It’s an excellent way to quickly bring this information to a team or a group of leaders or individuals. It’s great to use at a conference when you don’t know who will be attending, for example. Teams that take the TESI® Short often decide to take the TESI® after their initial work to build on their team development. Learn more about TESI® Short supporting materials.
To support your use of the TESI, you can purchase the Facilitator’s Guide which guides you through a full day or half day team presentation and includes a power point, agendas and much more. You can also purchase a Participant Workbook for every team member or leader who is learning how to work with his or her team, a poster to focus the training and more.
Combine with other Assessments
TESI®and the EQ 360® or similar other tools for individual EI development and with MBTI or Emergenetics for information on personality preferences. Individuals and teams are both more successful when they combine different yet related data.