Understanding the nature of stress at a detailed level is the basis upon which we can start to manage it effectively. The Stress and Wellness Assessment provides a simple but thorough process by which we can better understand our own stress handling skills.
The instrument measures stress and general well-being in seven separate but related categories. These are:
• Physical fitness
• Nutrition and diet
• Personal well-being
• Emotional balance
• Emotional habits and control
• Work life
Participants receive a personalized report of results which includes a histogram chart for each category, which shows straight away where efforts to improve should be concentrated in the future. Detailed interpretation notes are included for each category, including improvement actions for low scorers.
When these assessments can be used
Diagnostic assessments are a great way to get a learner, client or employee reflecting on their skills in a particular area and considering what additional preparation they might need to be successful. As such, they are very effective as a pre-workshop activity or as part of the planning process for a personal or group development program. When feedback from others is desired, we often see these competency assessments given in a 360-Degree or 180-Degree feedback version. (See more below on 180s and 360s)
When used as part of a general development planning process, we often see the learner beginning with a Leadership Effectiveness Profile, Management Effectiveness Profile, or Personal Effectiveness Profile, depending on their current role and skills. For drill-down to more specific skills, we have a catalog of 22 competency and 19 style assessments ranging from Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution Skills to Creativity and Decision-Making Skills. Plus we offer Situational Style assessments and Personality Type assessment as well. If you need help choosing an assessment, email or call us for assistance.
How do they work
For all our online competency assessments, you are provided with a unique UserId and Password to login to your Personal Learning Page within 24 hours of your purchase. Any assessment or eLearning module you are taking will be displayed in that Personal Learning Page. The Learner will launch the assessment and respond to a series of questions or statements regarding their skills and preferences in the various areas covered. Once all the questions have been answered, the Learner can view and download a personalized Report of Results with feedback on each competency covered in the assessment. The report provides info on each dimension measured, high and low scoring areas, recommended reading, and space for constructing a personal development plan based on the results.
Options for * Self-Assessment * 180 Degree Assessment * 360 Degree Assessment
While learners most frequently take these online diagnostic assessments in a “self-assessment” format in which they reflect on their own skills, our Competency assessments can also be a vehicle for soliciting feedback on these skills from others knowledgeable about the Learner’s work. In a 180-Degree Assessment, the Learner’s supervisor or manager is also provided with a UserId and Login, and is asked to go through the questionnaire independently and rate the individual’s skills. In a 360-Degree Assessment, up to 9 other colleagues, managers, internal and external customers/clients and even direct reports are given Logins and also asked to rate the individual. This kind of rich feedback enables the Learner to compare his or her own self-assessment with information about how he or she is perceived by those with whom they closely work. Often these 360-Degree Assessments are moderated or facilitated by a Coach or Trainer to assist in processing the feedback. You can read more about 360-Degree feedback in our free booklet, 360-Degree Feedback Debriefing Guide.
Options for Purchasing this Assessment for a Group of Learners or another Individual
If you are a coach, trainer, facilitator or manager who wishes to use this assessment in preparation for a workshop or development activity with a group, or with an individual you are working with, all you have to do is let us know the name and email address of the Learner(s) who will be taking the assessment, so we can properly setup their UserId(s) and Login Password(s). You can email us in advance of making a purchase in the webstore to alert us, or simply contact us right after you make the purchase. We can turn around the UserIds and Passwords within 24 hours; usually the same business day during normal working hours in the US and Canada. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for the setup. We provide YOU, the purchaser, with all the Login Information and instructions to pass on to your Learners along with relevant information such as deadlines, etc.
Sample Diagnostic Assessment Personal Report of Results
If you’d like to see a sample Personalized Report from this Stress & Wellness Profile (Online), click here. If you need additional info, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Useful Supplemental Materials
There a number of resources in the webstore which can be helpful to you in using these competency-based assessments.
- Using Assessments In-House: A short, free booklet from ReadyToManage on the various kinds of assessments available from us and some tips on how to use them within an organization. Click here for more info.
- 360-Degree Feedback: A short, free booklet from ReadyToManage on managing feedback in a 360-Degree assessment. Click here for more info.
- Assessment Facilitator Guide: We have a great 100+ page resource for facilitators on administering this assessment and interpreting the results. The Guide is designed to be utilized to present a half-day workshop on the dimensions covered in the assessment, and putting some context around the results. See the “Related Products” Listing on this page for a link to the Assessment Facilitator Guide for this assessment.
- Assessment Detailed Coaching Guide. This comprehensive resource contains everything in the Facilitator Guide PLUS detailed coaching suggestions for each of the dimensions covered in the assessment. It’s a fantastic resource for coaches or anyone wishing to dive deep into the competencies addressed in the assessment. See the “Related Products” Listing on this page for a link to the Detailed Coaching Guide for this assessment.
Author: Jon Warner
Publisher: Team Publications
Publication Date: ©2007 All Rights Reserved
For 15 years WCOD and Team Publications have been developing and marketing assessment solutions to all kinds of public sector and private enterprises. Most of our solutions can easily be used by individuals, teams, trainers, coaches, managers, HR professionals, and others engaging in or managing a development journey. Assessments of this kind can help individuals to reflect on their relative strengths and development needs on a structured basis. In addition to self-assessment, many of the products offer options for 180-degree feedback (to bring a supervisor or managers perspective to the individual) or 360-degree feedback (bringing a manager and a group of colleagues perspective in aggregate).
All WCOD/Team Publications assessments include interpretive information regarding your scores, along with development and action planning suggestions. The online versions of these reports also include an extensive printable interpretive report of results and development suggestions.
Facilitators Guides and Detailed Coaching Guides are available in the ReadytoManage webstore for most of these assessments, and include more information on each of the dimensions measured, development paths, and coaching tips. They are most frequently used by managers, trainers and coaches who want to offer a richer coaching experience or to run face to face sessions with groups of people who have undertaken an assessment.
All WCOD diagnostic instruments and assessments fall into three main categories, with a range of different instruments or assessments available in each:
Assessments that measure the person or the individual in terms of specific competencies. Profiles that measure the person in terms of competency are all inventory type tools which use histogram graphs to indicate particular skills in a given area. This might include leadership or management competencies or particular competencies such as selling or time management ability, for example.
Assessments that help to measure a particular task or situation (and how a particular individual handles it). Instruments which take a "Situational" perspective generally use a four quadrant grid format to help an individual to determine which style he or she seems to favor the most in a given situation. Once known the person can access how readily he or she may be able to "flex" into the available styles in order to match the different circumstances or "Situations" that may be encountered on a day to day basis.
Assessments that measure individual behavioral style. Profiles that measure a person's behavior or their style allow individuals to answer a series of paired statements, which ultimately plot their output scores onto a four-quadrant grid. This grid will show a dominant and a secondary preferred style in the particular situation, and give individuals an indication of what they are likely to encounter in terms of behavior when they face a specific set of circumstances.
Diagnostic assessments and profiles published by WCOD and Team Publications (with questions relating to competencies, attitudes, styles and behaviours) are all designed to offer individuals an opportunity to complete a simple questionnaire for themselves and via reading a full interpretive report then gain what are hopefully a number of new insights into themselves. Most of our solutions can easily be used by individuals, teams, trainers, coaches, managers, HR professionals, and others engaging in or managing a development journey. Assessments of this kind can help individuals to reflect on their relative strengths and development needs on a structured basis. In addition to self-assessment, many of the products offer options for 180-degree feedback (to bring a supervisor or managers perspective to the individual) or 360-degree feedback (bringing a manager and a group of colleagues perspective in aggregate).
See a sample of a personalized report of results from the Stress and Wellness Profile by clicking on the link below.
Sample Report: Stress and Wellness Profile
This online assessment is delivered via the internet. At the completion of your purchase, you will be provided with a web link (website address) and a password to access your assessment.
At the conclusion of the assessment, be sure to download your personal report and development resources.