Hands up if you’ve ever had to endure the indignity of undergoing a psychometric or personality test at work?
Ok – now keep your hands up if you had to keep a straight face as your supervisor or people and performance manager (yep that’s actually what they call them) explained to you that it was to “get a good feel of the diversity within the team and to find new and innovative ways to work together as such”?
Hands down everyone. Thanks for humouring me on the last question – I myself can’t keep a straight face when I hear that it’s all for the greater good of the team, but hey – I’m cynical like that.
Having worked predominantly in sales roles within various organisations throughout the last 10 years, I’ve had to undertake a number of personality/psych tests that would give the guys at Mensa a run for their money. At first, I found it all quite novel – flattering even – that my employer would take the time to invest in its employees to find out exactly what made them tick.