Your work style affects how you get along with your teammates, your employees, and your employer, it maps out your strengths and weaknesses. The Talent Profile is based on over 10 years of extensive research and is written for someone without any formal psychology training, an easy to read (and apply) operator’s manual for your career.
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Sections of the Talent Profile
This section deals with your main strengths. When you are in a function that plays to these strengths, there will be a greater chance for job satisfaction, motivation, and happiness
In this section of the Talent Profile, your most important strengths are expressed as keywords, handy for quickly communicating your value-add on your CV/resume, business card or online profile.
Experience has shown that some qualities can be expressed so strongly that they become negative points and that developing skills opposed to these super-strong characteristics can take an incredible amount of energy and time. This section was created to help you be aware of these potential pitfalls so that they can be avoided.
Nobody is perfect and, with the Talent Profile, it is possible to highlight some areas where you might exhibit less effective behavior. This section will give suggestions for your personal development. You might seek out training or coaching to address some of these issues.
In communications, people speak in general terms or focus in on specifics, they are inwardly focused or focused on others, they are followers or leaders. Communication style is a description of how a person communicates both verbally and non-verbally with others. This section identifies your primary communication style and gives tips and advice for making you a more effective communicator.
￼Dealing with change
Organizations are constantly in motion, constantly changing, and if they are not, they might be in trouble because the market around them certainly is. Understanding how a person will deal with these changes is, therefore, important information. This section describes how you will deal with change and what your manager can do to help you deal with those changes.
￼Functioning as a member of a team
A well functioning organization needs to cover all the roles of the Competing Values Framework measured by the Octogram test. A well functioning team needs to identify what is required and then make sure that they have the personnel in place that match up with those needs. How will you function when placed in a team? What roles will you naturally slip in to when placed in a group?
￼Ideal work environment and relevant careers/jobs
You function best in specific environments that match up with your personality and work style. This section highlights those environments and gives some specific jobs that exhibit those characteristics. This section is used in the Student Version of the report.
Even though most of the Talent Profile focuses on work styles, the Octogram test was originally developed as a leadership model. Thus, we can offer some insights into the relationship between work and leadership style. Based on that information, what would you look like if placed into a managerial or leadership role?
￼Tips for your manager
Sometimes, you need to help your manager be more effective at managing you. When we combine the previous sections, we can construct some specific advice for your manager on how to make you more effective and productive.
There are several different types of sales, some based on building long lasting relationships, some dealing with high pressure situations, others dealing with order and planning. The Octogram results can be used to give you some specific advice on how you will perform in a sales function.