Research shows that the local team leader makes the greatest impact on employee engagement and productivity.
StandOut is a leadership effectiveness platform based on decades of performance research with the world’s best leaders. Beginning with an assessment it pinpoints your strengths as a leader and then gives you all the tools you need to lead your teams with greater intelligence, precision and impact.
Using your results from the assessment, My Channel delivers to you a personalized stream of ongoing best practices, tips and techniques from leaders who share your same strengths.
Members on your Team Console have access to their own customized Channel and individual Profiles that reveal precisely how and where each can rely on the others. See each team member's strengths at a glance and use the Check-In tool to track engagement in real time.
StandOut pinpoints the strengths of each team member and provides you as team leader with a Cheat Sheet telling you how to focus, recognize and challenge each of them.
StandOut starts with a powerful assessment, that identifies your top two strength Roles and gives insight into how to leverage those strengths.
Once your team members take the Assessment, you’ll see them appear on your team console and discover which of the 9 strengths Roles they lead with.
Take action on the tips you receivepost them, comment on them, share them with others on your Claim Board, and maximize your impact as a leader.
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StandOut has three different purchase package options for team leaders, all of which include the assessment and access to the channel feed.
The different packages are:
Each Team Leader package is active for one year from the date of purchase.
Subscription renewal costs are as follows:
Example Gold Package Renewal:
You can add extra subscriptions when you purchase the Team Console, and you can also purchase additional keys when inviting new members to your Team Console.
If you’d like to buy 250 or more subscriptions, contact our sales team and they can help you out.
A key from the StandOut book provides you with access to the assessment and limited access to the platform. If you’d like to have the full platform experience, you will need to upgrade to a Silver, Gold or Platinum package.
If you are a Team Leader and would like to build a Team Console, you can purchase a Team Leader Package after you’ve taken the assessment. Click on the “My Teams” tab and pick the package option that fits the size of your team.
The questions and response choices of the assessment are available in the following languages:
The assessment and answers are available in the above languages. The channel feed and other portions of StandOut are available only in English at this time.
If you are interrupted while taking the assessment, you do not need to start over. If your account is logged out, sign in again, and the assessment will automatically resume where you left off. If you are still logged in, click the Continue button to return to the questions/answers you were considering before you were interrupted.
Keep in mind that the best results are obtained when the entire survey is taken in one sitting, which requires approximately 20 minutes for the average user. For this reason, we recommend you set aside enough time to take the entire survey without interruption.
When you measure people's themes of talent, it soon becomes apparent that, no matter how thinly you slice each aspect of each theme, these themes cluster into certain frequently occurring patterns.
To create the assessment, we first identified the most common and powerful theme clusters. We have called these "strength Roles." We then designed a series of question/response combinations to measure each Role.
This alpha version of the assessment was made available online in October of 2009. By January 2010, over 257,000 people had completed the alpha version of the assessment. After analyzing the responses, we removed unreliable question/response combinations, changed some responses, and added a select number of new question/response combinations that we will use in future research. This research will be ongoing as we collect more data on each question/response combination.
To see more about the research behind StandOut, visit this page.
The data on the benefits of leveraging strengths is decisive. Workplace surveys involving hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide over several decades allowed the Gallup Organization to identify the 12 key questions that most strongly correlated to high performance, as measured by numerous standard business metrics, including productivity, customer satisfaction scores and employee retention. The one question that showed the highest correlation to the highest number of positive business outcomes was: At work, do you have the chance to do what you do best every day?
The full meta-analysis of this research can be found in The Journal of Applied Psychology, vol 87, pp 267-278.