My budget is limited. Why should I choose the KIT over other options?
The KIT is your foundation. By increasing your team’s self-awareness (knowledge), group awareness (insight), and enhancing communication (tools), the team is poised to perform! Your future teambuilding activities will have greater ROI if you first lay the groundwork. The Teambuilding KIT is an investment that pays long-term gains: once implemented, you can use the Teambuilding KIT anytime you need it.
My people don’t want to step out of their comfort zones.
People don’t like it if they feel they’re being forced to change, and the KIT doesn't ask them to. Instead, the KIT confronts preconceived notions, ideas and assumptions about oneself and others and shines a light on the unique contributions we’re all able to make to the team. People learn how to access the underutilized communication skills that they already possess. Plus, everyone loves to learn something new about themselves!
I have only 5 employees and no $.
Small groups can pool resources and take the KIT training together. This is a great community teambuilding activity! Working Agreements, however, need to be done individually.
How do I keep the momentum going?
There are many ways to harness the energy created by the KIT. Included for management are suggestions for exercises (easily done at staff meetings or team huddles) that remind and refresh the KIT learnings. If a Working Agreement is created, it includes four consultations between Janice and management to discuss ways in which the document can be used to strengthen the team’s commitment.
I’m not sure I can do this. What if it turns out I’m the problem?
Leaders must always put themselves on the line first. Janice has been coaching managers through these very challenges for more than 20 years. You can do more than you know!
How are you different than Myers-Briggs or DISK? And if we’ve done the MB, will the KIT add any value?
The KIT is distinguished by its success in going beyond personal awareness into group awareness, which is crucial if a team is going to learn to understand and trust its members. But even further, the KIT provides tools for the best ways to communicate with different workstyles and personality types. Unlike the Myers-Briggs, the KIT uses four easy-to-remember archetypes so that years from now people will remember “who they are” and what their archetype stands for. Even if a team has gone through the very useful exercise of the Myers-Briggs or DISK (or True Colors or any of the other personality/teambuilding programs out there), they will benefit from the Insight and Tools portion of the KIT, which is not addressed in any of the other personality assessments.
What’s the science behind the KIT?
An organizational psychologist from the entertainment industry wanted to find a way to get the various departments in his company to work together without – as he called it – a “bloodbath.” He knew he needed to create a personality assessment that was more user-friendly than the onerous tools available at the time, and the Knowledge portion of the KIT was born. Together with a leadership expert – Janice – the KIT was then developed for the mainstream, and has been an effective teambuilding tool for more than 20 years.
What are your qualifications?
Janice has a masters degree in Leadership and a track record of strong team development in more than 20 years as a CEO leading organizations through difficult transitions. She’s considered an expert in the realm of building teams and helping individuals develop self-leadership. Janice has delivered the KIT as close to home as Gastonia, NC, and as far away as Pisa, Italy.