Alva's Team Insights tool offer a way to learn about the characteristics of your team - for example, the relational and working mode as well as likely ways to handle conflicts. The first step is to have everyone in the team complete Alva's Personality assessment. Here are short instructions of how to add and invite your team members.
Complete Alva's Personality Assessment
You will find Alva's Five Factor Personality test on your Alva Home page. Click the link to complete the assessment.
Review Your Full Personality Results
Review Team Insights Results
Once the team have completed the personality assessment the results will feed into the Team Insights graph. What many models of team dynamics or personality types tend to miss, is the fact that most people are not only one thing. Rather, which role we take often depends on the specific team that we are in. You probably recognize this from your own experience: In one group, you may have been the Driver who pushed people to get things done, while in another, you may have taken more of a collaborating role. Alva's Team Insights tool provides contextual insights of teams to help increase self-awareness and team efficiency.
Team Insights Discussion
We recommend to schedule a short discussion with the team to go through the results and identify development actions for the team. Learn more about how to do this here.
Learn more about the personality factors
Agreeableness is a measure of an individual’s natural tendencies with respect to social interactions. This trait reflects how well the individual gets along with others, how cooperative or skeptical they are, and how they might interact within a team.
This personality factor ranges from detached in the lower band to friendly in the upper band.
A low score on agreeableness indicates a person who is likely perceived as somewhat skeptical and forthright in their way to interact where they may be perceived as indifferent to other peoples’ feelings. They are likely to be more competitive compared to highly agreeable individuals.
A high score on agreeableness indicates a person who is likely perceived as somewhat soft-hearted and very polite in their way of interacting where they have a tendency to put high trust in other people rather than questioning their perspectives. They may be perceived as somewhat naive and submissive at times.
Conscientiousness is a measure of how careful, deliberate, self-disciplined, and organized an individual is. This trait often reflects how productive this individual will be at work.
This personality factor ranges from relaxed in the lower band to diligent in the upper band.
A low score on conscientiousness indicates a person who is likely perceived as more easy-going, flexible and spontaneous. They may appear as sloppy or unreliable at times given their more spontaneous and unstructured approach to work.
A high score on conscientiousness indicates a person who is likely perceived as a hard-working and an achievement-oriented individual who cares about getting things right. They tend to have a more structured approach at work and prefer a planned rather than spontaneous work style.
Extraversion is a measure of how sociable, outgoing, and energetic an individual is. Some types of positions are better suited for individuals who fall on one side of the spectrum than the other.
This personality factor ranges from reserved in the lower band to outgoing in the upper band.
A low score on extraversion indicates a person who is likely perceived as more introverted, or more intentional in their social interactions. They may be perceived as somewhat quiet and low key, as well as independent in their working style.
A high score on extraversion indicates a person who is likely perceived as more outgoing and talkative and have a tendency to share their opinion even if it’s not always thought through. They are often perceived as energetic and engaging in conversations and have a less independent working style. They may have a hard time to take a step back and listen.
Emotional stability measures the tendency to experience emotions easily, such as anger and anxiety and refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control.
This personality factor ranges from sensitive in the lower band to resilient in the upper band.
A low score on emotional stability indicates a person who is likely perceived as more hot-tempered, reactive and excitable. They have a tendency to be more heavy-hearted and concerned and can be perceived as unstable or insecure.
A high score on emotional stability indicates a person who is likely perceived as even-tempered, stable and calm. They have a tendency to be more carefree and composed and can be seen as somewhat uninspiring and unconcerned at times.
Openness to Experience:
Openness to experience measures the extent to which an individual is imaginative, creative and open-minded.
This personality factor ranges from conventional in the lower band to innovative in the upper band.
A low score on openness to experience indicates a person who is likely perceived as more down-to-earth and realistic as well as very concrete in their way of thinking. They have a tendency to be more conservative in their point of views.
A high score on openness to experience indicates a person who is likely perceived as more conceptual in their way of thinking. They tend to be curious and prefer new ways of doing things. They may have a difficult time engaging in a more repetitive type of work.
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