To participate in the authorisation course, you are required to have participated in and passed the Business Testing course, module 1 and 2, at CfL, or that you have the basic course in tests from Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, SHL or Cubiks.
You get access to use Element B™ by participating in a 2+1+½-day authorisation course.
The course may provide you with a thorough insight to the theoretical foundation of Element B™ and its concept frame. You will be taught how to present the tool, interpret profiles and perform
feedback conversations. You will also learn how you can use the tool in connection with team and relationship development.
Between the course days, you will exercise the use of Element B™ in practice. You perform 9 conversations, and the course is completed with a written examination.
Element B™ is an instrument for uncovering the way in which the individual manager or employee enter into collaborating relationships and addresses the preferences and needs of the individual in regards to three social dimensions.
For an optimal solution, it is not enough to look at the specific contents of the assignment. The collaboration and organisation involving the assignment is just as important but often under-rated
in efficient work-solving. The three above-mentioned factors are crucial in the organising of the work:
»» Inclusion – who must be involved in the work?
»» Control – who is entitled to make what decisions? and
»»Openness – how do we ensure an open dialogue about collaboration and work?
Each dimension is nuanced with four scales, which describe the focus person’s experienced behaviour towards others, the person’s wanted behaviour towards others, and how the focus person experiences
as well as wants to be treated by others.
Element B™ consists of 108 questions which are answered on a 6 point scale according to how much the test person agrees or disagrees with the statement. The answer provides a score between 0
and 9, which describes how often and how selectively the person shows behaviour associated with each of the twelve scales.
How to use the tool
The instrument may be used as a starting point for individual reflection and coaching, as well as for relationship development in groups, i.e. collaboration exercises and team building.
By giving feedback of the results to the individual or a group, Element B™ provides the focus people with a (mutual) language to determine relations and fundamental social needs. These needs and the different ways in which to express it interactively, provides an insight to how conflicts emerge and in which areas the individuals have strengths and inappropriate reaction patterns.
When the instrument is used in groups, a feedback process may even be added, making participants openly share their experience of each other in the group. It is possible to do a follow-up, based
upon the Element B™ material, which facilitates a dialogue about how the collaboration environment is and where the individual team member has uncovered needs or unused competencies.
What is in it for me?
The Element B™-instrument provides the individual and groups with insight to own and each others’ needs, wants and behaviour, thus creating a foundation for a common dialogue about collaboration, organisation and work environment. The instrument works as a concept apparatus which acknowledges people’s differences, thus making it less dangerous to talk about them and about the opposite interests and needs people may have.
Additionally, the instrument provides a bearing in relation to which development phase the team is in, and in which areas to progress.