Attentional Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS)

Use TAIS for coaching, team-working, leadership, management development and succession planning. Match concentration skills and interpersonal characteristics with performance.

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The TAIS helps with coaching, team-building, leadership, management development and succession planning.  It is a B-Level psychological tool available only to qualified purchasers.  Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for:

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Attentional Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS) indentifies the environmental and interpersonal situations that increase a respondent’s emotional arousal so that behavioral interventions can be tailored to improve performance. In business environments, TAIS is used for talent identification, performance appraisal, and performance development. TAIS can also be used as a coaching, team-building, succession planning, and management development tool where concentration skills and interpersonal characteristics are associated with performance metrics.

When a report is generated for the Attentional Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS) assessment, the respondent is compared to the test’s normative sample and an additional job-related group such as engineers, sales managers, or CEOs. These comparison groups help present TAIS results in a way that is relevant to the respondent’s performance arena.

Additionally, Attentional Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS) reports allow you to compare the results of two individuals who have each completed the assessment, offering suggestions for how differences in results could affect workplace interactions. TAIS reports can be generated in a number of different formats, allowing you to be sure the language of the report match the environment in which feedback will be delivered.

Scales & Forms

Attentional Variables

• Awareness
• External Distractability
• Internal Distractability
• Analytical/Conceptual
• Action/Focused
• Reduced Flexibility

Control Variables

• Information Processing
• Orientation Toward Rules and Risk
• Self-Confident
• Self-Critical

Interpersonal Characteristics

• Control
• Physically Competitive
• Decision-Making Style
• Extroversion
• Introversion
• Expression of Ideas/Intellectually Competitive
• Expression of Criticism and Anger
• Expression of Support and Affection

Reports (Online)
The TAIS has a set of eight reports. When you purchase the set, you can generate one of each of the eight available online reports.

Business Reports present an overall scale profile of the individual in a graph format and break up the percentile scores by scale. They also provide a narrative section with tips for improvement and teambuilding strategies.

Sales Reports evaluate how an individual would perform in a sales role. Based on scores, these reports identify possible strengths and weaknesses.

Scale Reports present the percentile scores in a numerical and graph format.

Basic Scale Reports present the percentile scores in numerical and graph format. These reports also provide the client’s score on each individual scale.

Business Leader Reports compare a subject’s scores to those of successful business leaders.

Management Development Reports are designed to identify the particular performance errors an individual is most likely to make when placed in a high-pressure situation.

Interaction Reports compare two individuals’ scores on a series of interpersonal and concentration skills, and provide a narrative on how the two are likely to interact with one another in a work situation.

Athlete’s Mental Edge (AME) Sport Reports provide a description of the different situations in which an individual would be expected to perform at a high level, as well as identify situations where problems are likely to occur.

This is a B-Level product available only to qualified individuals.

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