CAREER DEVELOPMENT / AUG. 07, 2013
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What is the Birkman Method?

The Birkman method is a 298-question personality assessment that asks employees a series of questions. The questions are designed to encourage team building, executive coaching leadership development, career counseling and interpersonal conflict resolution. It is used in the workplace to easily assess employee’s performance, improve performance and reduce workplace conflict.

Why adopt the Birkman method?

The Birkman method can be easily integrated into existing coaching, development, counseling and team building exercises. It is a way for recruiters to identify everyday workplace behavior and ascertain any problems that might be occurring for a particular individual in the workplace.

Ultimately, it can significantly improve workplace operations by encouraging employees to express themselves, their attitudes and their interests. It also identifies a person’s everyday interpersonal style, underlying motivations, expectations and signs of stress behavior.

This particular evaluation method therefore gives employers the chance to acknowledge how their staff is feeling in the workplace and work on ways to improve workplace performance. It gives employees the chance to assess their behavior, attitude and goals, giving them a clearer insight into the direction that their career is taking.

In addition, it gives executives the chance to understand where an individual’s skills lie and to make promotional and salary raise decisions.

Benefits of the Birkman Method

  • Reduces the need for multiple assessments
  • Provides results quickly
  • Helps executives to understand where and how they need to give guidance to their employees
  • Helps to maximize employee potential
  • Encourages the achievement of sustainable workplace results

If you are looking for unique yet effective ways to evaluate your employees then adopting the Birkman Method will enable you to do just that.

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