About The SDI Assessment
Do you wonder how to motivate yourself to give the same sort effort you see in others? Do you wonder how to motivate others to show more initiative? Do you seek additional tools to navigate conflict?
TotalSDI includes eight valid and reliable assessment tools that help you discover and influence the motives that drive behaviors. These tools provide valuable insights and a proven learning method that people can actually use to develop better leaders, build more effective teams, and reduce the growing costs of conflict.
Radical Spark Coaching is certified to administer and analyze the results of the TotalSDI assessment. This assessment provide a link between leadership and organizational performance. Research suggests that relationships, while often considered a “soft” skill, actually play a direct role in organizational and team performance. New goals, different team members, and changing roles, structures, and accountabilities are realities in today’s workplace that generate stress, conflict, and other relationship issues at all levels of the organization. Faulty work relationships often result in conflict that impacts every aspect of a business – from board and executive relations, to customer relationship management, supplier partnerships, and employee and labor relations.
Conflict impacts leaders, teams, and individuals, and frequently is the underlying cause of the typical issues that arise in today’s work environments. Studies show that more than 65 percent of performance issues result from strained relationships – up, down, and across the organization. It is not the lack of knowledge, skills, or motivation, but the mismanagement of relationships that creates the greatest cost to organizations.
Here are some ways the SDI produces results:
- It measures motives. The science behind the art creates an accurate picture of what’s important to us – going beyond behaviors to reveal our individual motivations. And very few people disagree with their assessment results, which means they buy into the picture of who they are and what drives them so they can begin to work within that reality.
- It’s bi-conditional. The SDI measures the motives behind the behaviors when conditions are going well and when conditions involve the different stages of conflict. By helping people understand what matters to people and why, and by providing a safe, common language for discussing tough issues, the SDI provides a non-threatening way to deal with conflict.
- It strengthens a weakness. The SDI provides insight into the unique way we value different strengths and interpret the actions of others. This helps us recognize those times when we need to use different behaviors based on the conditions, our motives, and the motives that are driving others.
- It’s a system of its own. The insights that come from the SDI are crucial to improving any situation where people interact. And the SDI seamlessly integrates relationship and conflict management skills into nearly any training and development program – team building, leadership development, emotional intelligence, you name it. In other words, it’s designed for human systems and organizational systems.
- It’s memorable. The simple triangle graphic and the use of primary colors make this a highly visual, easy to understand tool. And by using experiential teaching methods, anyone can quickly internalize the learning. And because it creates a common language for understanding and discussing motives and relationships, the training is highly sustainable.
- It depersonalizes conflict. Opposition is healthy, but conflict is unproductive. By helping people understand what matters to others and why, and by providing a safe, common language for discussing tough issues, the SDI provides a non-threatening way to deal with conflict.
- It honors differences. The SDI provides insight into the unique way we value different strengths and interpret the actions of others.
Radical Spark Coaching offers team workshops and personalized one on one Total SDI Assessment coaching.