Human behavior is absolutely fascinating. Observing
people and trying to predict what they will do next can provide a real
learning experience. Human behavior is quite predictable in many
instances. Personalities can be extremely complex but there are
areas that can be understood with a high degree of accuracy. That
is part of the value in using validated personality assessments.
It's a lot like on the job training in the human behavior department.
You are probably wondering how you would use that information.
If you are considering promoting an employee into a new position with
higher levels of responsibility, wouldn't it be beneficial to know ahead
of time how he would perform in the new job? You can also use this
information and understanding when putting together a team to manage a
new project. You will even know who should be assigned certain tasks in
order to play to each members strengths instead of to their weaknesses.
All industries are having to handle technological change.
Which employees will be able to respond to those changes without difficulty?
Which employees should be targeted for specialized or advanced training?
Wouldn't it also be beneficial to know which employees would need supplemental
or remedial training?
Another interesting fact about human beings is that they
sometimes behave badly just because they don't know any other way to express
themselves. You can effectively spot those individuals and defuse
potential problems before they ever get out of the box.