Creativity and passion can’t be faked or manufactured, but they can be nurtured. To help everyone at LSW feel motivated and energized by projects they’re working on, we spend a lot of time trying to understand our team members. Not just their strengths, habits, and preferences, but really learning what makes each of us tick and what type of work inspires our creative energy.
For nearly two decades, the Kolbe™ and PRINT® systems have been our most effective tools to promote this type of self-understanding. They allow us to take a holistic, strengths-based approach to building project teams, pairing those complimentary skills to create the best experience for everyone - clients and teams.
To unpack why and how LSW uses both tools in harmony, we’ve asked Clare Willson and Alexis Bond, our resident strategists, to outline the major highlights and differences between Kolbe™ and PRINT®.
The Kolbe™ System measures and validates a person’s natural, instinctive talents. Your Kolbe™ result shows 'how' you will take action when free to do things your way. Everyone is creative; Kolbe™ identifies the pattern of our creativity. Everyone also has a sweet spot for problem solving, which draws from that creativity. Knowing your Kolbe™ validates your unique problem-solving talents, uncovering your mode of operation that drives success.
The PRINT® System reveals the 'why' behind what you do. You have a set of Best Self and potential Shadow behaviors based on what motivates you. Knowing your PRINT® helps you understand your positive, Best Self traits as well as your potential Shadow side.
There are unique Triggers for each of the types. Knowing your Triggers as well as those of your teammates helps cut through unnecessary drama and unproductive situations. PRINT® also teaches you how to change your habitual behavior patterns by understanding the relationship between your Best Self and Shadow.