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Structure and sample output

The first part of the questionnaire (what you want to do) produces scores on seven ‘needs’, each of which relates to a distinct type of role:

Needs

Type of role

Achievement

Controlling own area of expertise

Specialist

Being well informed, understanding advising, keeping knowledge up to date

Systems Power

Getting involved in broad-ranging activities

Generalist

Broad ranging responsibility, large scale implementing, co-ordinating, influencing

People Power

Making good use of others

Manager

Managing other people's expertise, organizing, supervising, developing staff

Structure

Having a framework within which to operate

Change agent (low scorers)

Flexibility, new initiatives, problem-solving, innovation, culture fit

Independence

Working alone

Consultant

Finding own best way of doing things, independent decision-making

Affiliation

Gaining others' views

Team worker

Consulting colleagues, building effective relationships, partnerships, networking

Personal Power

Authority and influence

Project leader

Personal responsibility, making an impression, high profile communication

The second part of the questionnaire (how you want to do it) is concerned with ‘goals’ relating to three fundamental ways of working:

Goals

Way of working

Getting things moving

Confidence to 'have a go'

Self-starting

Displaying confidence, enthusiastic attitude, inspiring others

Delivery

Getting things done

Goal-focused

Ensuring delivery, meeting deadlines, working under pressure

Personal success

Doing a thorough job/seeking out new challenges

Entrepreneurial

Attaining high standards, continuous improvement, developing self

Scores on these ten scales represent the kind of work situation where you will thrive and give your best performance.

Click here to view a sample report.