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ENHANCED COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE WORKING GENIUS ASSESSMENT
What is the Working Genius assessment? It’s not just a personality assessment, it’s a productivity tool.
Everyone has natural, God-given talents when it comes to work. As it turns out, there are six different types of talents, or geniuses, and each of them is required for accomplishing any kind of endeavor.
"Working Genius" consists of six vital work types applicable to various life aspects, beyond formal jobs. Individuals possess two inherent strengths, Genius, crucial for joy and proficiency in tasks. Recognizing and utilizing these strengths is key to personal fulfillment and contribution.
Simultaneously, some tasks, labeled Working Frustrations, drain energy and hinder productivity, while two areas fall between these extremes, termed Working Competencies.
Understanding these strengths and limitations through the six types is crucial for maximizing satisfaction and productivity, leading to improved team productivity, morale, and burnout prevention.
The Six Types
The model below depicts the flow of the six types, followed by a sample of the types of geniuses and their specific definitions. Each assessment includes this overview, along with a deep dive of each genius, a team map of all participants assessments, and how to leverage this interdependent model in hiring, meetings, and strategy execution.
STEPS OF THE WORKING GENIUS ASSESSMENT:
Review with the leadership team the assessment; ensure buy-in and commitment for use.
Send an email with link to all participants, inviting them to take their assessment.
As individuals conclude their assessment, they will receive an email with their assessment and request for a 30-minute (Zoom) call to review their findings.
Upon conclusion of all participants' assessments, a team map is prepared and reviewed with leadership.
A 2-hour team meeting is held to review the team map, methods of adoption and use of the assessment findings; a playbook is created.
How did I get involved with this assessment?
After decades of taking and delivering four quadrant assessments (Myers-Briggs, DiSC, CVI, etc.), I was introduced to the Working Genius Assessment. Years ago, I received a call from Patrick Lencioni regarding this assessment. After talking with him about this tool and how it got created, I bought in. I sat in on several sessions and watched the transformation that occurred when participants learned about other teammates and their own working genius (and frustration).
In 2022, I was one of the first to obtain my Certification to administer the assessment and work with teams to unpack the nuances of the tool and how to leverage its use in practical ways.
Having conducted numerous assessments with companies (and families), I’ve found it to be extremely valuable in truly understanding self and one another, and most importantly how to leverage the tool during the hiring process and running effective meetings.