Top Communication Style Assessment Tools
The ability to effectively communicate in the office is vital. Communication allows colleagues to work well with one another, supervisors to properly lead their team, and employees to form healthy relationships with clients. If you’d like to train your team in this important skill, consider these top communication style assessment tools from HRDQ.
Are you looking for additional ways to improve your employees’ communication skills? Browse the HRDQ Communication Skills Collection for even more assessments, workshops, and training materials.
What's My Communication Style?
Get serious about understanding your employees’ office personality and communication methods with What’s My Communication Style. This half-day workshop begins with a 24-question assessment to identify participants’ communication styles. The four primary communication styles are direct, spirited, considerate, and systematic. From there, your team will partake in practice activities to learn how to identify different styles and “flex” their communication type to appeal to others.
Neurolinguistic Communication Profile
Communication is not just auditory—it is also visual and kinesthetic. The Neurolinguistic Communication Profile (NCP) assesses these factors as sensory modality, thinking style, and preferred mode of expression. A 60-question communication style assessment will create your communication profile based on these characteristics. After a thorough review, participants will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses they can improve to become more effective communicators.
Team Communication Inventory
Learn how to engage in healthy team discussions using the Team Communication Inventory. This training tool identifies the tendencies and roles each team member usually has in a discussion. Understanding the dynamics of the group, including individual areas of improvement, will help your team come together to better make decisions, produce quality work, and solve issues.
Presentation Skills Profile
Ease the stress associated with public speaking with the Presentation Skills Profile. Not only will this assessment help your team create effective presentations, but they’ll also learn how to deliver them flawlessly. Presentation Skills Profile begins with a quick assessment that provides participants with a presentation score. After the training, peers will submit feedback forms to create a feedback profile. You can compare this with the initial presentation scores to identify key areas of improvement.
Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment
The Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment is specifically designed for management development. This 50-item test accurately measures emotional intelligence on five scales—perceiving, managing, decision making, achieving, and influencing. The results of the test will help supervisors understand the importance of emotional intelligence, view their level of emotional intelligence, identify situations in which they should apply these skills, and better connect with their teams.
Learning to Listen
While speaking is one part of communication, listening plays an equally important role. Learning to Listen teaches participants key skills to become effective and attentive listeners. You only need about an hour to complete this fantastic assessment. By the end, your team will understand the key skills required for effective listening, visible and invisible aspects of listening, and what it takes to listen both physically and mentally. Additionally, as a team, you’ll create a plan to put these newly learned skills into action.
Influence Styles Inventory
People are constantly influencing our decisions and actions. But have you ever noticed how certain personalities have a stronger, more positive impact than others? The Influence Styles Inventory explores the three communication styles people use to influence those around them—aggressive, assertive, and passive. This assessment will help you discover which style you identify with most, explore the strengths and weaknesses associated with each type, and explain the best way you can have a lasting impact on your team.
Interpersonal Influence Inventory
The Interpersonal Influence Inventory takes a closer look at the aggression influence style. When it comes to resolving misunderstandings, negotiating deals, and leading teams, this style is known to be the most effective for individual success and organizational performance. That said, the goal of this training is to help participants develop assertiveness skills. Participants will learn how to directly express their views while also considering the opinions of others, which is key to yielding positive workplace results.
More Training Materials from HRDQ
We hope you consider trying some of these top communication style assessment tools from HRDQ! If you’d like to implement more educational materials and training workshops to enhance your team, explore our full collection of soft skills training materials in the HRDQ Reproducible Training Library. This virtual library is filled with easy-to-use assessments and workshops that can help to improve many facets of organizational life. The content can also be customized to the unique needs of your team. Start developing your employees today!