There is much to be gained from the use of psychometric profiling. Nonetheless, it is essential that results should be followed up appropriately to allow an individual to improve performance as a result of the feedback and to explore and understand the key outcomes of the profile.
We would typically consult with clients to diagnose which tool would be most suitable to achieve the objectives and utilise the collated data to deliver development solutions.
These profiles can be used on individuals and entire teams. These would either be delivered as stand-alone workshops (one or two days in duration depending on number of participants and outcomes needed by you) or as part of our leadership development programmes or dynamic team build events.
Methodology & Training Approach
We are accredited to administer:
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- 16 Personality Factor (16pf)
- Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)
- Belbin (SPI)
- Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality questionnaire that helps to identify personality preferences. It’s these preferences that can sometimes be the basis of misunderstandings and miscommunication between people. It is also one of the most useful psychometric for raising levels of personal self-awareness about leadership styles and preferences.
The 16PF measures a set of 16 traits that describe and predict a person's behaviour in a variety of contexts. The 'depth and breadth of insights' given is especially useful for major development investments; at all levels. This really rounded view allows managers to select, develop and motivate people based on a 'full-picture'. With over 50 years of research and application behind it, the 16PF has become internationally well known and respected.
The OPQ is a personality test which measures aspects of behaviour that are crucial to performance potential, which cannot easily be identified by other techniques, such as reading CVs and interviewing. The OPQ provides a clear, simple framework for understanding the impact of personality on job performance.
Belbin (SPI) the value of this Self Perception Inventory lies in enabling a team to have an awareness of the team role of each individual member. A team role as defined by Dr Meredith Belbin is a ‘tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way’. The team knows how to use each team member most effectively and how to bring the best out in that individual. The individual has an increased awareness of the strength they contribute to a team and an understanding of their ‘allowable weaknesses’. Belbin theory helps the team to understand what specific behaviours will support collaboration and high performance.
Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) Manage Conflict & Improve Relationships The SDI® (Strength Deployment Inventory®) is a proven, memorable tool for improving team effectiveness and reducing the costs of conflict. It is the flagship learning resource of a suite of development tools based on Relationship Awareness — a learning model for effectively and accurately understanding the motive behind behaviour. When people discover the unique motivation of themselves and others, they greatly enhance their ability to communicate more effectively and handle personal and interpersonal conflict more productively.
Bespoke: subject to the specific needs of the client. We’re happy to discuss your needs and work together to determine which indicators are most valuable to your organisation or team.