I was talking with someone yesterday about some of the assessments that I have been doing. He was sharing his background and experiences with them as well. Periodically, he would tell me whether he was a high or a low on some of the scales for that assessment. Based on our conversation he was able to surmise where some of my scores fell on the scale as well. We will be working together a lot and it is a good way to understand more about each other very quickly.
I remember many years ago this type of assessment process was used on really big teams. There was a large chart to help you understand what each person’s type was by color. It was also ranked by their most dominant to least dominant styles. I did similar assessments with my teams along the way. Each person on a team has their own strengths that can be leveraged and knowing them helps the team to be even stronger. It is also a way to bring the team together to see how they could help each other in areas where they weren’t as strong. It gives you a terminology that you can use which helps you when there are conflicts to work through. The goal is to use this information for individuals and as a team to create high performance outcomes.
Do you know your style already? Do you know what the styles are of the people that you work with every day? Imagine how much more effective you would be in working together, communicating and accomplishing your goals if you had this type of information.
Here is some more info on the assessments if you are interested in having one done for you, your team, your organization or members of your family! The assessments are on-line and provide a great report that you get to keep. I am offering a 50% discount for an assessment and debrief if you sign up before the end of July! You can choose from either a DISC/Motivators or a Hogan Assessment. Send me a note and we can get started!
DISC and MOTIVATORS ASSESSMENTS
The world’s #1 behavioral profiling tool. DISC provides a highly-detailed analysis of each individual’s Natural (i.e. personal/ internal) and Adaptive (i.e. workplace/ external) behavioral styles. A person’s behavior is often the strongest predictor of fit; whether that be within a particular job, as the member of a team or as the leader of an organization. The perfect companion assessment to pair with DISC, Motivators measures the seven universal dimensions of motivation that drive each of us. Whereas DISC predicts “How?” a person will behave, Motivators answers “Why?”
HOGAN PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS
Hogan challenged decades of academic tradition and criticism to become the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success, pioneering the use of personality assessment to improve workplace performance. Founded in 1987 by Drs. Joyce and Robert Hogan, Hogan leads the world in personality assessment and leadership development. It is an industry leader serving more than half of the Fortune 500. There are 3 major areas of focus:
- The “Bright Side” or the Hogan Personality Inventory – The HPI describes how individuals manage stress, interact with others, approach work tasks, and solve problems
- The “Dark Side” or the Hogan Development Survey – The HDS describes behaviors that emerge during times of stress, damaging relationships and derailing careers
- The Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory – The MVPI describes an individual’s core values – the goals and interests that determine satisfaction and drive careers