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Can a 15-Minute Personality Test Change The Way Your Team Collaborates?

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I have seen and tried career-oriented personality tests for decades.

It’s a big part of what I do as a Career Coach, counselor and speaker, as I must have a deep understanding of what goes in – and what comes out of – a professional personality test.

So when I read this Inc. article about The Team Dimensions Personality Test, I found myself asking, “Can a 15-minute test effectively go deep enough to uncover real insights into personal realization and team dynamics in the workplace?”

Per the article:

The Team Dimensions test is a branch of the DiSC profile, lauded by strategists such as Tony Robbins, and is able to identify behavioral patterns and strengths in all of your employees. DiSC measures dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness, and sorts test takers into the five main team roles. The end result gives business leaders an awareness of how to help their team connect. After a nominal investment of 15 minutes, you’ll know who the creators, advancers, refiners, executors, and flexers are, what they do best, and what you can do to motivate them. If you have someone in a role unsuitable to their strengths, you can take action before the team loses momentum on a big project.

Now, that’s a big promise – and I am NOT here to say that it’s not true. It is definitely possible that this test could lead to big impact for your organization.

But as a professional in this area, I have to say that I still have not seen a  more insightful, thorough and complete test than The Birkman Method.

Why? Because while many assessments describe socialized, visible behavior, The Birkman Method reaches further to analyze and report what drives and motivates behavior

Is it longer than 15 minutes? Yes. It takes about an hour, approximately. But from my experience, there’s nothing better on the market.

But I’d still love to hear YOUR thoughts. Have you tried¬†The Team Dimensions Personality Test? What was your experience?