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Acquire and retain top industry talent

Construct a team with the best minds to solve the toughest problems 

People aren’t just numbers. And for an industry in the midst of a skills shortage, your team’s most valuable asset is their engineering brain power. Through personality data and insights, Birkman can help you hire not only the best talent, but the talent that fits best within your team. 

And it doesn’t end there. Birkman determines the environment that your team needs to succeed, so you can create an environment and assemble a team that won’t ever collapse. And more importantly, a team that won’t want to leave. 

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Improve collaboration in the engineering industry

Enhance collaboration to unlock new levels of innovation

Your team can’t unlock true innovation without the solid foundation that meaningful collaboration brings to the workplace. Collaboration is especially important in the engineering industry, where solving complex problems is a part of your team’s day-to-day tasks.

Birkman can help you craft a purpose your whole team can get behind and provide clarity around their job roles. So when the hard hats go on, your team members know exactly what to do. 

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Birkman helps engineers communicate more effectively

Equip your team with effective communication skills to hit deadlines

With resource constraints and deadlines to hit, your team can’t afford mistakes, delays, or internal conflict. Birkman provides your team with the blueprint for effective communication to make sure your team stays structurally sound.

By understanding each other’s communication styles, you can be confident that from the time your project breaks ground to when the final piece is set, your team is equipped to handle any obstacles put in their way together.

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Reducing stress in the engineering industry

Prevent your team from crumbling under pressure

There are many things in the engineering industry  that might cause stress, from tight deadlines and large workloads, to safety concerns and customer expectations. Your team needs to know how to manage it.

Birkman provides insights into what might trigger stress behaviors from team members and how it can impact the team as a whole. The result? Better team harmony, reduced burnout, and less turnover. 

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"We’ve found The Birkman Method to be an invaluable tool to help teams resolve internal conflicts, and to allow individuals to identify their own communication style and work through how they work best with others."

Pablo Cruz, NASA Deputy Manager of HR Development Office

Overcome the complex factors in the engineering industry by managing your team more successfully

Birkman helps companies leverage personality diversity to improve communication and collaboration, manage conflict and stress, navigate challenging projects, and do better work. 

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Get your team on the same page to ensure project success

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Understand diverse communication styles of individual team members

Every team member has a unique communication style. And when individual styles are not understood, it can lead to inefficiency, conflict, and confusion amongst team members. These significant workplace roadblocks can prevent you from hitting deadlines on important projects. 

Birkman provides insights to make team members aware of their own communication style, how it affects others in the workplace, and how to adapt their styles for others to be most effective. 

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Provides the blueprint for meaningful collaboration

Frustrations around unclear direction or expectations and the fear to speak up can stop team innovation in its tracks.

Birkman unlocks your team’s ability to collaborate effectively by creating a shared sense of purpose, ensuring clarity of job roles in every stage of your project lifestyle, and providing an environment of psychological safety where no idea is a bad idea. 

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Uncover sources of stress that can lead to turnover

When your workplace doesn’t meet the needs of team members, the result is stress, burnout, and turnover. And although stress can’t be avoided, you can equip your team to better manage it.

By uncovering the causes of stress for team members and understanding resulting behaviors, Birkman can help you provide an environment where stress is effectively managed and your team can thrive.

The engineering industry has complex challenges to solve. Birkman is here to help. 


Your engineers face a lot of pressure to get the job done, get it done on time, and get it done right. If your engineering team isn’t at the top of their game, the result is missed deadlines and the possibility of re-work, putting a dent in your company’s wallet.

Birkman can help your team collaborate more efficiently to power performance, communicate more effectively to reduce workplace conflict, and provide an environment where all engineers can contribute to project success.

Project Managers

Your project managers play a vital role in making sure your project crosses the finish line successfully. Solving challenges, increasing team motivation, and making tough decisions that impact the project timeline is all in a day’s work for your project managers.

To be successful, project managers must have high levels of self-awareness to understand how their behaviors affect others, help team members to manage workplace stress, motivate team members, and provide constructive criticism in a healthy way. Birkman can give your project managers the tools to keep the team (and project) moving forward. 


Your HSE team’s role is to protect human life and the environment. Considering the high stakes, it’s a job that comes with very little room for mistakes or inefficiency. And with that pressure comes the potential for workplace stress and conflict. This is where Birkman can help. 

Birkman can help you complete projects safely by improving how your team communicates with one another, identifying stress triggers for team members, enhancing conflict resolution, and managing stress when it arises. 

HR/Recruiting Professionals

Your company’s success comes down to your people and their expertise. With the current skills gap in the engineering industry, your organization can’t afford to lose top talent. It’s vital that your team acquires the best talent, ensures they’re a good fit, and retains them for the long haul. 

Birkman can help you hire the right person on the right team and provide them with an environment where their needs are met – avoiding workplace stress and reducing turnover. And with a talent development plan for each employee, you can ensure your company is in good hands for the future. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the assessment work with teams?

At Birkman, we believe in helping companies build more effective teams, develop their talent, and do better work. Our team building solutions include the following: 

High-Performing Teams workshop provides a framework to help teams build purpose, clarity, and psychological safety, solving challenges such as conflict resolution, miscommunication, and misalignment in teams.

Birkman Signature is a report to create a memorable language to discuss personality in the workplace, helping teams discover their Birkman behaviors, needs, colors, and symbols.

Birkman at Work toolkits are quick, brief workshops covering team needs, behaviors, and interests to promote better communication.

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How does The Birkman Method work?

The Birkman Method combines motivational, behavioral, and interests evaluation into one single self-assessment and is used for talent selection and alignment, talent development, team performance, and leadership development. Our reporting and workshops provide insight into effective behavioral styles, expectations of relationships and social situations, possible stressors when needs are not met, and job preferences and motivators.

Is The Birkman Method valid?

Yes, The Birkman Method assessment is valid. The assessment's content covers the intended construct domains of interest through research-based development, ensuring content validity. It demonstrates its face validity through the subjective evaluation of the constructs measured by its respondents. Additionally, the assessment demonstrates convergent construct validity and divergent construct validity, respectively, by positively correlating with similar measures and negatively correlating with measures of unrelated constructs. Lastly, The Birkman Method has criterion-related validity through established relationships with various work-related outcomes, such as job performance, career satisfaction, leadership effectiveness, and team dynamics. These five types of validity together establish the assessment's overall validity.

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