May 29, 2014 – Nearly 70 years after the creation of the protocol, the system for business and personal development created by Roger Birkman continues to increasingly influence teambuilding and behavioral concepts, his Corporation has announced. The firm devoted to his concepts has revealed it expects to carry on building on the legacy of the method created by its founder, who passed away in March 2014. All aspects of the system, from the 298 item self-assessment questionnaire, to its combinational and comprehensive analysis will remain in place to promote its consultation services to people and companies.
“The Birkman Method® is a personality, social perception, and occupational interest assessment identifying behavioral styles, motivations, expectations, and stress behaviors,” report representatives. “It was first developed in the late 40s by Roger Birkman, Ph.D. For over 50 yrs, corporate human resources professionals, independent consultants, executive coaches, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations have used The Birkman Method® with over 2.5 million individuals.” The method has been enhanced in recent decades by being ported to the Internet, with the online delivery of the questionnaire spreading the protocol more efficiently than ever before.
Reps for the program particularly stress the role it has had upon the workplace. Organizations have been able to improve their understanding and management of the different personalities within their workforce by employing the questionnaire, and using the assessments to predict and understand how job performance can thereby be improved. The outcome of the testing and resulting analysis (based on decades of development of the system) is a better awareness is of how leadership and teamwork can come together with the staff, since their personality dynamics become more understood, and career and conflict management can be better performed.
“Where can Birkman help you?” is the big question asked on the front page of the corporation’s website. The company expects his method will indeed continue to help individuals and businesses to properly self assess their strengths and improve their behavior for the next generation. The key to this continued success is getting the parties invested in the protocol to see things correctly about themselves. According to the late Dr. Birkman, “the reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.”