Here's our suggested service approach. 

We believe that there are a number of possible solutions that can be delivered for the Construction and Design team, including potential areas of focus including respectful workplace training, crucial conversations programming and training initiatives that are servant- based (many of which we can help with further down the road if you wish). However, we believe that based on your current situation, the best approach is to attempt to create a more inclusive and collaborative team culture. 

We believe that the tool that can best help you achieve that collaborative and inclusive spirit is one that is a cornerstone of our current practice- the Kolbe Index. 

Initial scope of the recommended approach.

When we spoke last week, we discussed some of the budgetary realities that exists within your current capacity. We completely understand your situation, as this is something that many of our clients face when seeking solutions for their teams. 

Although the Kolbe assessment process is a higher-end solution, we believe strongly that there is no other solution on the market that can deliver a higher level of sustainable impact for your team, and when implemented properly will be able to provide you with measurable improvements in employee engagement and team effectiveness and efficiency. 

Based on this understanding, we are recommending that in order to stay within your current budgetary constraints, you focus your initial development on your management and supervisory staff.  By focusing on this particular cohort of your department,  will allow you to complete an initial Kolbe program under your current training and development budget, while influencing a collaborative and inclusive approach to your departmental culture through your team's most influential cohort- your leadership team. This approach will also help you remain within your targeted budgetary spend for a development session. 

About Kolbe.


Kathy Kolbe, founder of the Kolbe Corp, developed a way to not only engage individuals, teams and organizations in the greater understanding of conative behaviour, but also developed theKolbe A™ Index, which measures four universal human instincts used in creative problem solving. The Kolbe Corporation refers to these universal instincts as the Four Action Modes®. These four modes are captured in the Kolbe Index, enabling individuals, teams and even entire organizations with key understanding of what makes them tick.

Unlike personality tests, which tell you what's wrong with you and how to change it, Kolbe tells you what's right with you and how to make the most of it.

Backed by 40 years of scientific research and validation, Kolbe Indexes are fun and easy to complete online in less than 20 minutes. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers to the multiple choice questions in a Kolbe Index. Results are delivered dynamically online.



Through the use of Kolbe assessments (called a Kolbe A™ Index ) and decades of professional coaching and recruitment experience, Affective Consulting can assist your organization's employees better understand what drives them, and how they can best position themselves for personal and professional success. 

The use of the Kolbe B™ Index measures an individual's perception of their own job responsibilities. Comparing the Kolbe A™ with the Kolbe B results helps job holders recognize when they are trying to perform contrary to their natural strengths and abilities.

A Kolbe C™ Index result is designed to identify the characteristics necessary to function in a specific job. Unlike the Kolbe A™ or Kolbe B™, this form is filled out by the supervisor and defines his or her functional job expectations. Comparing Kolbe A to Kolbe C results identifies when job related stress is caused by impossible demands.

Finally, Koble A to A reports evaluate the conative strengths of one employee and matches them against the strengths of the rest of the team. This exercise not only highlights areas where there may be congruence, but also areas of potential disconnect, or strain, between individuals. These insights, combined with recommended tips and tools that are customized to each individual interaction, can provide a path to greater understanding between employees, as well as increased understanding and team cohesion. 

Through fun, interactive and always positive team interpretations, called Kolbe Teamsuccess® Seminars, Affective consultants can bring an understanding of individual results, team dynamics, share personal stories and real life examples of how you perform better as a team when you better understand your instincts, and we leave behind practical, customized strategies to keep the momentum going.  


Kolbe’s Leadership Analytics™ solutions don't just identify the cause of team productivity problems. They deliver strategies to solve them. By relating the instinctive strengths of team members to the factors that determine group success, Leadership Analytics provides managers and leaders with proof-of-improvement metrics for a wide range of group challenges.

The Kolbe Team Analytics report provides insightful reports that enable you to:

  • Identify the talent you have on board and the instinctive strengths they bring to the table.
  • Match the right people to the right roles
  • Lead team members to achieve greater productivity and efficiency

A complete set of Leadership Analytic documents containing up to 75 pages chock full of insights and bottom-line findings to help team leaders is all included in the Team Analytics report.

Kolbe as a team development solution for the City of Saskatoon Construction and design department. 

We believe that the Kolbe process is a perfect fit for the new team that you are in the process of developing for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the combination of self assessment (Kolbe A) and job responsibilities (Kolbe B) can help you and your team identify any potential stress relating to conative fit, and allow you to address these issues proactively. 

Secondly, the Kolbe assessments can help determine team makeup in conative strength or whether or not there may be too much emphasis on particular areas of conative strength (called conative cloning) that may exist within the team. This can lead to a potential opportunity to develop different ways of working together so that you are able to maximize effort and engagement.

Thirdly, you will be able to access overall team strength and identify any potential missing modes in team culture that may exist based on your team's conative make-up. As a leader, this will allow you to put into place practices and methods that ensure that your team doesn't fall off the rails as you go through the critical initial steps of bringing them together as a unit, and allows you to identify and celebrate differences in a safe and accepting environment so everyone can feel a part of their new team and culture.

Ready to see what we've come up with for your team?