There have been over 5000 Co-Lab tests in the 4 years from its inception in September 2013. 100%Open devised the test to aid one of the tough tests for business collaboration – the collaborators’ relationships. Each of the 5000+ respondents has hopefully learned something useful about themselves and how they collaborate in internal teams and in external collaborations.
In the 4 years of its existence the Co-Lab Styles Test has also been used to examine internal innovation teams from organisations such as Goodyear, Unilever and the MOD, in order to prepare or improve a firm’s performance across organisational units or prior to undertaking open innovation programmes.
We’ve marked the 4th birthday of the Co-Lab test with a paper that explains its origins and findings so far. It answers questions like: How does the Co-lab Test fit with other psychometric methods?; How are firms using the Co-Lab test?; Are there differences between different demographics like region or gender?
Download the full paper here: Co-Lab Paper Final. I’d be interested in any comments you have. Oh yes, if you haven’t taken the test yet, please do so here!
Special thanks to Keith Jeffcoat of Merz for his inspiration and advice in getting this paper together.
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