Teams have become the building block of today’s organizations—given the complex problems and the mega conflicts that are increasingly propelled by our highly diverse global village.
As a result of using many more teams in different kinds of ways, researchers have convincingly demonstrated that effective teamwork can increase engagement, boost innovation, and improve productivity for every team member, for the team as a whole, for the entire organization, and even for the international economy. Naturally, effective teamwork is also vital in many other social settings. In fact, ANY intact group of a manageable size can benefit from using the new TKI Team Report to examine—and then improve—its conflict-handling behavior.
Studies show that a team’s ability to manage conflict is one of the most important factors that consistently affect its performance. With this important finding clearly in mind, the TKI Team Report is designed to help members learn how to transform their unique CHALLENGES in addressing team conflicts into some very practical REMEDIES for significantly increasing both individual and team performance.
Typically, it will take each team member about 15 to 20 minutes to respond to all 30 A/B items on the individual TKI assessment. After every team member has completed their individual TKI, the leader and/or facilitator can request that we, at Kilmann Diagnostics, send them a compressed zip file that contains each member’s personalized TKI Team Report.
It’s important for you to know that each TKI Team Report is unique to each member, since that report not only presents which of the five conflict modes are most and least used for the team as a whole, but each TKI Team Report also includes that member’s tendency to use some conflict modes too much and other conflict modes too little. In fact, it’s always illuminating to discover the striking differences between a team member’s personal preferences for using the five conflict modes in comparison to the entire team’s preferences for using certain modes more than others.
NOTE: Since the TKI Team Report includes (1) the individual respondent’s high and low scores on the five modes as well as (2) the team’s average scores on those same five modes (so it’s then possible to display all kinds of useful individual/team conflict mode comparisons), the price of the TKI Team report is $10 more than the classic TKI Individual Report, since the latter only includes the respondent’s own individual scores—which then requires the facilitator to manually create the necessary individual/team charts for holding probing discussions among all team members. In addition, purchasing the TKI Team Report comes with another special report, the TKI Facilitator Team Report, which, besides including the composite team results, also provides the facilitator with each of the team member’s separate individual scores (if the members have previously agreed to share their TKI results with the entire team).
Click here to see: Sample TKI Team Report
Click here to see: Sample TKI Team Facilitator Report
To help you make the best use of the TKI Team Report for couples, families, workgroups, organizations, and cross-boundary project teams, the three co-authors (Ralph Kilmann, Ken Thomas, and Gail Thomas) have created a FREE Facilitator’s Guide!
Click here to see: Facilitator’s Guide for the TKI Team Report
Past feedback from TKI users shows that trainers and facilitators have been using the TKI assessment for team-based training by manually creating their own TKI team profiles for an intact workgroup. The TKI Team Report will now do this for you automatically with its several individual/team comparisons of the possible overuse and underuse of the five conflict modes, along with several detailed REMEDIES for overcoming various team CHALLENGES in conflict management, which can then guide the team in its efforts to improve its performance and satisfaction.
CAUTION: Before you begin using the TKI Team Report with your clients, we recommend that you already are considerably experienced in working with the TKI Individual Report (and thus you know when it’s best to use each of the five conflict modes—and why). Naturally, it would also be beneficial if you have the knowledge and skills to help teams improve their behavior so they can improve their results. In essence, working with teams is much more complicated—and therefore much more challenging—than working with separate individuals. To ensure that you’ll be using the TKI Team Report effectively, you might want to take either or both of these online courses: (1) BASIC Training in Conflict Management and (2) Team Management Skills Training.