Birkman Method

Birkman Method Vancouver

The Birkman Method® is a personal and team assessment that consists of a series of related report sets that facilitate team building, executive coaching, leadership development, career counseling and interpersonal conflict resolution. The Birkman Method® combines motivational, behavioral and interest evaluation into one single powerful assessment.  This multi-dimensional and comprehensive approach reduces the need for multiple assessments and ultimately brings tremendous value to clients. The Birkman process involves a questionnaire that is delivered on-line and a customized interpretation of the results with you or within your organization.


Delving Deeper

Through a combination of regression and factor analysis, The Birkman Method® identifies the respondent’s everyday interpersonal style (usual behavior), and unlike most other popular assessments, gives unique insights into underlying motivations and needs. Stress behaviors are identified when these needs are not met. Knowing the underlying motivations and the consequences of unmet needs gives the client an effective way to improve workplace performance and reduce conflict.

In brief, The Birkman Method® includes the five following major perspectives:

1. Usual Behavior – an individual’s effective behavioral style of dealing with relationships and tasks.
2. Underlying Needs – an individual’s expectations of how relationships and social situations should be governed in context of the relationship or situation.
3. Stress Behaviors – an individual’s ineffective style of dealing with relationships or tasks; behavior observed when underlying needs are not met.
4. Interests – an individual’s expressed preference for job titles based on the assumption of equal economic rewards.
5. Organizational Focus – the perspective in which an individual views problems and solutions relating to organizational goals.

The Birkman will not only grow your understanding of your unique strengths and talents, it will also help your team grow in more effective communication, increase engagement and build stronger working relationships.  To this end, you will see your organization grow into a culture of high engagement that exceeds its bottom line targets.  We can build that legacy.

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