Personal Communication Assessment
How good are your productive communication practices? Most people are confident they are reasonably good communicators and have good communication skills. However, as one person who completed the Personal Communication Assessment remarked, "I didn’t think I needed to change the way I communicated until I took this assessment." Another said, "This assessment showed me where I am getting it right, and where I need to focus – specifically – to be a better communicator."
The Personal Communication Assessment gives you an opportunity to see how well you engage in effective communication practices based on The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results. When you complete the Personal Communication Assessment and hit "submit", you will be taken to a page that shows you your own communication profile and your score on each of the four conversations: Initiative, Understanding, Performance, and Closure.
The Personal Communication Assessment does not tell you how often you actually use each type of conversation, or whether you are using them all at the appropriate times. But it does allow you to see how proficient you are at the practices that make your conversations work. Completing the Personal Communication Assessment is a great opportunity to see where you are currently strong and where you could make some improvements.
Some people like to take the Assessment again after they have practiced some specific changes – you can take it as often as you like to track your development in the various practices.
Below is a list of ordinary communication situations – actions and behaviors people engage in at work, at home, or with friends and associates. Please indicate on the scale below how frequently you engage in each action or behavior in your conversations, particularly among the people you most frequently speak with, by clicking on the circle under the letter that best describes your answer.
In answering each question, ask yourself – "How would the people I work with score me on this question?"