Individual Development Report

Individual Development Report

The Individual Development Report has been specifically designed to help people focus on their development, or teams better understand each other. The scoring mechanism is less complex than the Selection & Recruitment Report and the output is more 'fun' in places. It is another option you can choose when a participant has completed The Quest Profiler. It is particularly focused on developing the individual, presenting personality according to the ‘Big Five’ areas with clear colour coding and lots of helpful advice on areas of existing strengths, where to focus further development and how to go about it. Accessible and revealing, it will prove a useful aid to learning and development in all its forms.

The Big Five

The Big Five

Psychologists today are united in ‘distilling’ personality down into five broad factors which describe most of the variation in personality we encounter (not quite all, but certainly most!). Here we describe these five factors and see which ones apply to you, bringing the whole thing to life by associating each factor with a coloured animal: are you an extravert red lion or a brown meerkat who’s really open to experience? In addition to some insights about how you’ll get on with others whose personalities are similar or different to your own.

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Career Steps

Career Steps

This is the ultimate dose of career guidance – not restricting, but liberating – taking in what you’re like, how others can help you, where you might be happiest working, things to note, ideal fits and potential development areas. It can be a lot to take in but the richness of the information contained can be a real eye-opener. It can suggest specific roles relating to the level that you are persuing (eg, managerial and professional or team leader and supervisory).

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Team Styles

Team Styles

Many people (one of the best-known being Meredith Belbin) have looked at the composition of teams and the roles individuals play within them. A team with no-one playing certain roles could have distinct deficiencies but it is also true that too many people trying to play the same role within a team could unbalance it or tear it apart. This section reveals what roles within a team are most comfortable for you and the ones you are likely to slide into without too much prompting.

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Conflict

Conflict

Which approaches are individuals likely to take in situations of conflict? The beauty of this section is that it allows for different, sometimes even contradictory, ways of dealing with conflict that an individual is likely to adopt, in keeping with the fact that different conflicts require different coping styles.

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What sort of workplace suits you?

What sort of workplace suits you?

Personality links closely to the kind of environment in which you work, who you work alongside and what you face on a daily basis. Someone who loves to be around people would find it really demotivating to be stuck working on their own and indeed vice versa. This section reveals what sort of working environment best matches your personality.

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Competencies

Competencies

Development needs a focus and this part of the report identifies areas relating to job performance which, according to behaviour, might already come easily or might require further action. Not all the competencies identified will be required for every role but the model is a generic one so there will be something to focus on for everyone. The report also shows development interventions which describe how to improve in the different areas. These development interventions are fully customisable.

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Emotional Behaviours

Emotional Behaviours

Emotion is so much part of the modern workplace. How emotional is the individual and to what extent do they understand emotion. Emotional intelligence is discussed and its levels revealed: how easily does this person read other people’s feelings – and, for that matter, their own?

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Jungian Types

Jungian Types

The Jungian model is primary used in people development when a simple approach to define Psychological Types is needed. It is this ability to describe behaviour in straight-forward terms which adds to its appeal.

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Leadership Approach

Leadership Approach

Whether the individual is presently a leader or not, different aspects and approaches appeal to different people. Is someone principally transactional or transformational – or maybe a bit of both? This section reveals what people’s preferred behaviour suggests and where they might need help from others.

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Leadership Styles

Leadership Styles

Although not everyone takes charge of a team of people, aspects of leadership are important in many areas of work. This section spotlights the preferred approaches to leadership taken by the individual and those they prefer to avoid. As well as focusing on people, it looks at the process and vision aspects of leadership.

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Sales

Sales

If the individual is involved in operational sales, this will identify strengths and development areas not only within the human side of selling with its focus on face-to-face communication but also in the process side involving research, planning and follow-up, areas traditionally less popular among those involved in sales.

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Find out more about Individual Development Report at https://www.eras.co.uk/psychometrics/the-psychometric-portal/the-quest-profiler/individual-development-report/