The Theme Spark Chart is a visual way to display the themes for a group of people. The longer the lines, the more people possess those themes.
The shape and the colour of the spark reveal the characteristics of a team. Comparing the Spark Charts for multiple teams can instantly show how they differ.
Each quadrant signifies one of the Leadership Domains and the order of the theme names is set by the order of the themes listed across the top of the Team page.
To view the spark chart for the top 5 or top 10 themes, alter the display setting on the Team page.
The Spark chart is one of the elements in the Team Summary report.
Considerations and Discussion Points
- Look at the symmetry of the spark chart. How well do the sparklines spread out across the Domain quadrants? Can this pattern help describe the characteristics of the team?
- Are there one or two sparklines that are very dominant and longer than the rest? What effect might this have on the team in terms of a real strength, or perhaps a hindrance?
- Which Domain has the highest concentration of colour? What synergies are there between the most dominant Domain and the culture of the team or department?
- Which Domain has the least colour and how does this impact the effectiveness of the team? Which dominant themes can help to overcome the unbalance?
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