One Assessment to Empower Performance
What Does Birkman Measure?
The Birkman Map Symbols derive from a multitude of factors that are measured including Interests, Behaviors, and Needs. They represent a unique aspect with regard to one’s approach, style, and areas of motivation.
Birkman uses the term Usual Behavior to describe how you typically behave. These behaviors are your strengths, and they compose your most productive style. Your Usual Behavior encompasses how other people see you and how you act when your Needs are met.
Why This Matters: Self-awareness of how others view your behavior helps you understand the gap between how you think you come across versus how others experience you. These insights help you determine what works best for you naturally.
Needs and Stress Behavior
Needs represent how you expect to be treated by other people and your environment. Needs are often invisible. Stress Behavior is how you may act when your Needs have not been met for an extended period of time.
Why This Matters: When your Needs aren’t met, your Stress Behavior may become activated. Understanding Needs and Stress helps you gain insight into actionable steps to better-manage yourself and avoid unproductive behavior.
Interests reflect activities you naturally gravitate towards and what you like to do, both inside and out of the workplace.
Why This Matters: Knowing your Interests helps you understand what motivates you, guiding your career and life decisions to stay energized and productive
Who do we help?
Our innovations help millions of individuals, leaders, and teams achieve greater success through insights into their motivational interests, occupational behavior, and deeply-rooted perspectives. Our powerful data develops actions that empower our clients to succeed in some of the greatest feats in human achievement. That’s why Birkman is the trusted partner for the biggest brands in industries ranging from technology to space exploration, aeronautics to oil and gas exploration, and nonprofits to championship-winning sports teams.