Birkman is a multi-faceted, broad based behavioral assessment that offers very helpful, practical information providing recipients with powerful tools to help with decisions about important areas including relationships and career direction.
This really is a very comprehensive course on you. In my view it’s something every adult should have as it provides an objective behavioral baseline for virtually all of the significant decisions you’ll make in our life. In other words you’ll just have a much better idea of what will and won’t work for you.
The basic set of reports provided is approximately 40 pages long and includes the following core reports, however, there are several other applied reports that could be provided as well:
Areas of Interest
This is a very helpful page that describes your “Occupational Areas of Interest”. It’s critically important to understand this page. If you have very low scores you may not be very interested in doing work in that area. If you scores are around 50 you may be able to take it or leave it. If you scores are very high you need to pay attention to these areas as this may give you a real key to the area you’d like to work in.
Strengths and Needs Graph
This is where we start to really dig in. “Strengths and Needs” or "Component Scores" are central to the Birkman report. This Data and combination of these scores are used to create some of the other reports. This report will bring light to the following:
11 Core Areas of Behavior
Each of the 11 areas will be split three ways:
· Your Usual behavior will be described by a bar graph at the top of the page with a written description below it. This is your most natural behavior. It’s the way you behave when things are going well and your needs are being met.
· Your Needs must be a STRONG consideration when you are making any life choices.
· If your behavioral needs are not satisfied you will go into a Stress behavior. Please remember that the Stress Behaviors are not you. They are simply behaviors that occur when your needs are not met and you get STRESSED. The solution is to be sure your needs are not being neglected.
What I love about this report – It helps you answer specific questions about why you find certain situations so easy or difficult and perhaps why you find some people so easy or difficult. You will really enjoy “thin slicing” your behaviors to understand all of the little parts.