WHAT THE WORK PERSONALITY INDEX MEASURES
The Work Personality Index® focuses on the traits that are important in the work environment. This assessment is based on 21 primary scales that measure distinct aspects of work personality which allow professionals to make logical and informed connections regarding an individual’s preferences and their work behavior. These scales are categorized into six groups that provide a global view of work personality.
ENERGY AND DRIVE
- Social Confidence
- Attention to Detail
SPECIAL PURPOSE SCALES
- Sales Potential
- Profile Validity
- Management and Leadership Potential
DEALING WITH PRESSURE AND STRESS
- Stress Tolerance
PROBLEM SOLVING STYLE
- Analytical Thinking
WORKING WITH OTHERS
- Concern for Others
The Work Personality Index assessment is useful in employee selection because it was designed to help match candidates’ characteristics with job requirements. When used in conjunction with other techniques and tools, can increase the effectiveness, accuracy and objectivity of an organization’s selection procedure.
Career development revolves around helping people gain self-awareness of their skills, preferences and values and then identifying occupations that provide a good fit. Results from the Work Personality Index are also helpful for examining job satisfaction in a potential career area.
The key aspect of effective team building is to help individuals understand themselves and other members of their team. This process allows the team to make the most of each person’s strengths and gives each team member an understanding of why and how others adopt different approaches to their work.
The Work Personality Index allows organizations to assist leaders identify their strengths and common challenges in areas important to leadership development including how they work with others, how they set goals, approach their work, solve problems, deal with stress and manage change. Using the Work Personality Index in leadership development will help an individual increase their effectiveness and identify pivotal issues – including leveraging their strengths and overcoming weaknesses that, when addressed, will significantly enhance their performance and effectiveness.