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The Cykometrix Dependability Characteristic

World experts have determined that certain learned human characteristics, when combined, can make the difference between success and failure in teams. At Cykometrix, we have studied over hundreds of psychology publications to solve the complex problem of assigning a number on what makes excellent team members and what makes teams effective. The Cykometrix Dependability characteristic is one of seven such numbers.


Dependability measures a person's reliability to others. This characteristic has within it one's ability to follow through on commitments and just how steadfast a person is in stressful situations. A person with a high Dependability score is accountable to others and doesn't let himself or herself down.

Related: Trustworthy, reliable, and loyal

Opposites: Untrustworthy, unreliable, and disloyal

What the experts say…

Another cornerstone of team effectiveness is dependability defined as just how much team members rely on each other to complete tasks. In Culture Amp’s research on factors that create team effectiveness, dependability came up as one of three contributors to a team’s success. The research also defined dependability as how team members may help each other whenever possible. Of course, a contributing factor of dependability was trust, following through with commitments and whether team members did what they promised they would do.

When a team can trust each other to complete their tasks according to a plan, it reduces stress and makes deadlines more reliable. As mentioned by the Team Building and Events organization, dependability is also about having honest motives in alignment with actions taken. This also builds trust and increases a team’s ability to realize objectives quickly.

Cykometrix measures all of these elements and provides a single reliable number to indicate each team member's Dependability.

The high Dependability team member

A person with high Dependability will be:
  • aligned with the team’s goals and express that motive consistently
  • responsible for assigned tasks and deliver results according to defined deadlines
  • conscientious of each team member’s abilities and timelines to better reach out and help others who may be lagging behind
  • deliberate and strive to produce quality work


Cykometrix is a SaaS based Assessment Company specializing in team optimizations. Leveraging correlations and data from hundreds of psychological research papers, we deliver dynamic, interactive reports illustrating the team strengths and weaknesses.

Our automated online service provides teams and management benchmarks and suggested training to cost-effectively promote team resilience, efficiency, and productivity.

Teams can leverage our service to quantify improvements in existing team dynamics using our native Pulse baselining methodologies, the optimal personal characteristics of new employees, and even suggest how to reorganize existing teams for maximum effectiveness.

Contact to get your team’s effectiveness measured and improving now.