What Can The Birkman Do For Me?


Why Use the Birkman?

Organizations spend a good deal of time and money selecting individuals that will best fit their mission and goal.  References are checked and interviews conducted and then, based on those impressions and assumptions, a decision is made.  Unfortunately in time you discover that there is so much more you wished you had known. 

Individuals see the job posting and despite niggling doubts about the ‘fit’, plunge right and in accept.  The pay and benefits look good.  Several months in, the stress is taking them under.  A lot of time, energy, and money has been expended pursuing an area that just isn’t them.

Relationally, all the things you thought you held in common seem to have disappeared.  Now all you see are differences.  Was your decision wrong or are behaviors being judged by assumptions rather than fact?  If only …..

The truth is no assessment can give guarantees of whether a hire or a relationship will succeed but a good assessment, effectively interpreted and utilized, can usually provide insights you otherwise might not know.  Free from the emotion and your ‘hunch’, the Birkman comes alongside what you already have determined to assist you in making a much more informed decision.  Be assured, it will eliminate many future unpleasant surprises as well as shed light on how you can maximize effectiveness and avoid a good deal of unnecessary stress.  Select well and you will save time, money, and grief. 

The most important decision leading to organizational success is whether the right people are in place and are functioning in their area of expertise, passion, and contribution.

Have you ever been faced with any of these challenges concerning individuals or teams?

* How can I identify strengths and weaknesses in order to maximize performance?
* How can I best motivate people?
* How can I best coach and develop people?
* How do I identify those best suited for leadership?
* How can I reduce turnover?
* What is the culture of my organization?
* What is my best career path for success?

Successful leadership is about putting the right people into the right place, with the right training.  Do this effectively and you are well on your way to organizational success

What is the Birkman?

The Birkman is a personality assessment and more, providing information to facilitate team building, executive coaching leadership, career counseling and interpersonal conflict resolution.  It combines motivational, behavioral and interest evaluation into one assessment reducing the need for multiple assessments. The questionnaire (available in many languages) is delivered on-line and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.  As a certified consultant and qualified counselor, I debrief the results with you so you have a good understanding of the implications of these insights.

Delving Deeper

The Birkman identifies everyday interpersonal style – usual behavior – and unlike most other assessments, gives unique insights into underlying motivations and needs. Possible stress behaviors are also identified. Knowing the underlying motivations and the consequences of unmet needs provides a consultant with an effective way to improve workplace performance and reduce conflict.  The interests component assists understanding of those activities that re-energize us both in and outside the workplace.

A Wide Range of Applications

As the premier non-clinical instrument for measuring human behavior and occupational strengths, the Birkman provides a wide range of applications including:

  • Individual Development
  • Team Building & Team Development
  • Career Guidance
  • Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Relationship Insight