This guide is to help people who have already submitted their Align results and want to know what's next. If you're not quite at this point yet we have other articles for how to set up an Align, how to complete an Align, and general Align FAQs.
How to find the Report
Most people first view the report when an Align is closed and your personal results are sent to you via email. However, you can also view the results by going to your team's dashboard.
The Align report has sections for:
Report Summary - see the overview of your teams results and access the Discussion Tool
Team insights - see what your team is doing well and needs to improve as well as where the team agrees or sees things differently
Personal insights - see where you have similar or different views to your teammates and how your personality plays part in your perceptions about team dynamics
Coach Insights (for team managers only) -highlights the main insights from the report as observed by our AI coach.
You can navigate between these sections by clicking on the menu on the top of the screen.
1) Team Results
This section is where you'll find insights on how your team as a whole answered the Align survey, and what behaviors you and your teammates should focus on for your improvement efforts.
The dots are your team's overall score for each statement. Further to the left (in the red) means the statement is both important and not doing well, further to the right (in the green) means the statement is important and going well while the middle (yellow) is some combination of statements that aren't important or where the team disagrees on how well it's going.
We also have the capability to benchmark your team against others (shown above). The blue diamond is the benchmark score of other teams (the org-specific benchmarks are often very revealing). This is useful for uncovering second-layer insights ("hm... we scored lower on efficient team meetings, but turns out it's an issue for a lot of teams! Maybe there's an opportunity to learn from what others are trying").
Plus, if your team has previously run an Align exercise and you're doing a 3-6 month checkin you can view how your team's results changed over time. Managers have told us this is a useful feature for tracking the progress of your team's improvement efforts over time.
You can also see the raw data of how everyone answered each question in the by clicking on the Scatterplots button. Notice that each statement will have a different level of agreement within the team.
2) Team Insights (For Team Managers/Discussion Facilitators only)
This section of the report, exclusively for team managers, highlights the main insights from the report as observed by our AI coach. You can also explore what you can do about the insights which highlight a potential area of opportunity for the team.
This can be especially beneficial for managers or facilitators who are prepping for an upcoming discussion, and don't know where they can start. Have a look at our suggestions, see which ones resonate, and use while prepping. (And if you'd like support while prepping, reach out to us for a coaching call!)
3) Personal Insights
This section shows how your answers compare with those of your teammates. If you have completed your Perspective profile, it also highlights how your personality affects your perception of the team's dynamics.
The first thing you see is insights on how you answered the statements. It highlights what you perceive as important vs less important and what you think is going well vs is going less well.
The second section helps you explore areas where your answer mostly did not align with that of your team. You have the opportunity to click into each one and explore in more detail as well.
This section is particularly useful for identifying personal blindspots - areas where you and the rest of your teammates may not see eye-to-eye on things.
The last section on his page highlights how your personality plays a part. It focuses on two main things:
1) What parts of your personality can help the team get better at one of its areas of opportunity
2) What you can be mindful of while having a discussion with your team. Let's say you're highly extroverted- maybe it would benefit the team discussion if you gave others more space to speak and discuss as well
This is particularly helpful to identify areas where you can contribute to the team by being mindful of your own areas of strengths and opportunities based on your personality.
4) Team Discussion (For Team Managers/Discussion Facilitators only)
Use this section to begin exploring our Discussion Tool and prepare for a team conversation
That's it! We'd love to hear from you about any other questions you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we're excited to help your team to truly improve!