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"A manager's dream: a revolutionary method of quantifying and utilizing the innate instincts of every other member of the team."
Stephanie W. Kanwit, Esq., Aetna Life & Casualty
"Nothing has ever so clearly pinpointed organizational problems or been so prescriptive in helping to solve them."
JoAnn Jones, Director - Quality Improvement Process, Honeywell, Inc.
Kolbe sees every person as uniquely and perfectly capable of creative problem solving.
The Kolbe Concept® holds that creative instincts are the source of mental energy that drives people to take specific actions. This mental drive is separate and distinct from passive feeling and thoughts. Creative instincts are manifested in an innate pattern that determines an individual's unique method of operation, or modus operandi (M.O.).
A person's M.O. is quantifiable and observable yet functions at the subconscious level. It governs actions, reactions and interactions. It also determines the person's use of time and natural form of communication. Understanding and exercising control over this mental resource gives people the freedom to be their authentic selves.
When people act according to instinct, their energy is almost inexhaustible – like water running downhill. But when people are forced to act against their instinct, their energy is rapidly depleted – like water being pumped uphill.
Individual performance can be predicted with great accuracy by comparing a person's M.O. with perceived expectations and the requirements of specific tasks. Performance fluctuates based on how closely these elements align.
M.O.s vary across the general population and show no gender, age or racial bias. When groups of people with the right mix of M.O.s function interactively, the combined mental energy produces synergy. Teams organized along these lines can perform at a higher level than is possible for the same group of people functioning independently. Team performance is accurately predicted by Kolbe's proprietary algorithms which determine the appropriate balance and makeup of M.O.s.
The Kolbe Concept is backed by substantial scientific research and validation and is examined in numerous research articles. Additional scholarship has focused on the historical and theoretical basis that underlies the Kolbe Concept.
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