Behaviors and Attitudes Assessment
Let me start by discussing behavioral tendencies and how they affect you.
Everyone approaches work or a given task differently. Some people have a
tremendous sense of urgency others do not. Some of us act while others think
before acting. Some people need to be around others while others are loners.
Some people have a slow steady pace while others are quickly stopping and
starting. Some people focus on the details while others focus on the big picture.
Some people follow all rules while others have limited compliance. As you think
about it, you can see there can be tremendous differences between people.
Certain behavioral tendencies are helpful to succeed in certain positions.
For example, an SEC document must meet certain rules and standards. If an
individual views rules as negotiable or not applying to them they would be a
poor fit for a SEC reporting position.
As you think about the differences between people there is a tendency to
think certain approaches are better than others are. You may personally believe
that an individual can be too detail oriented. But I'm sure when you're flying
in an airplane you hope the manufacturer was very detail oriented. When thinking
about how fast or slow someone works we can all remember the story of the
tortoise and the hare.
The behavioral assessment helps you understand your preferred methods of
approaching work and highlights your value to the organization. If you
understand it you can position your career in a way that fits your natural
The interests and attitudes assessment deals with your motivators. It
provides insight into why certain things excite you. It is always given with the
behavioral assessment because it provides vital additional information in
determining which work environments will be fulfilling for you.
We do not all take action for the same reason. Some people tackle a project
because it intrigues them and they want to understand it. Others do it because
they will get a return (promotion or bonus) for the time they spend. Some want
the recognition they will receive. Others start because they believe it will be
fun to do. Some people will start because they know the project will benefit
As with behaviors certain attitudes mesh better with certain environments.
For example, the individual who wants to help society will find a nonprofit
organization with a cause they support to be an ideal fit.
The insight you gain from these assessments can be combined with your own
knowledge to form an accurate picture of your unique talents. This will enable
you to position your career in a manner that affords a high probability of
happiness and success.