How Heat scanning works
The Heat scan asks questions online about the cooperation between two colleagues that work together. They answer the questions separately.
The Heat scan matches you and your colleague’s answers and establishes points for improvement in a clear report.
The Heat scan proposes a step-by-step plan and this creates the right atmosphere for the two to discuss and improve their cooperation.
Why managers, team leaders and entrepreneurs encourage their people to participate in the Heat scan
- If cooperation is not running as it should, it is not just going to resolve itself, you have to intervene.
- The Heat scan has demonstrated it is a quick and effective way of improving cooperation.
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- Rembt Sickinghe, coach and founder of Heat scan
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How managers experience the Heat scan
Birgit van Groenestijn
Quick steps to improve cooperation
“We see the Heat scan as a fine instrument for improving cooperation in just a few quick steps. It improves the communication and, in the event of future problems, the report can be reviewed to meet each other in the middle more quickly.”
Objective representation of the cooperation
“The Heat scan provides an objective representation of how colleagues experience each other. In my experience, the perceptions those involved have of each other are brought to the surface and they can use them to strengthen their cooperation.”
A reliable ice breaker for discussing communication
“The Heat scan is a safe instrument that opens the dialogue in a natural manner. Nuances between people become interesting sources for improved cooperation.”
These people improved their cooperation
Lex van den Elsen
“I found it easy to participate in, not intimidating and most especially fun to do. With the Heat scan you discuss the subjects that normally remain undiscussed.”
“The Heat scan starts you really thinking about the relationship with your colleague. I gained a great deal of insight from it. You become more aware of both your behaviour.”
“I would like to repeat the Heat scan in a comparable setting, but then linked to structural performance cycles.”
Anja van Eck
“It is great that you are activated to provide and receive direct feedback about the content of the work and to raise the level of the mutual working relationship.”
“The Heat scan facilitates the open, transparent and more intrinsic discussion of your working relationship. I would certainly recommend the Heat scan to other colleagues and project teams.”
Birgit van Groenestijn
“I found it simple and easy to use and it visualised clearly the points requiring discussion in the cooperation.”
“Partly thanks to the Heat scan, I discovered that it is good to pause and reflect together, even if the cooperation is running smoothly.”
“The results from the Heat scan are a splendid basis for a constructive dialogue, with a degree of depth.”
What is scanned?
The Heat scan highlights important aspects of the cooperation.
A comparison of the Heat scan with other instruments
|Number required||Worthwhile from 2 people||Worthwhile when every member of the team is tested||Worthwhile when every member of the team is tested|
|Insights||The specific relationship between you and the other||General role within a general team||Your personality|
|Results||Tangible actions between 2 people||Clarity in differences in personality||Clarity in differences in personality|
|Expert required for explanation||No||Yes||Yes|
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