In your personal or business life your ability to interact with others may be a big differentiator in how successful you are. Frequently referred to as interpersonal or soft skills, one’s ability to communicate effectively, handle conflicts, sense and respond to others needs and diplomatically persuade others to your point of view are critical behavioral competencies. While in most jobs it is essential that you have a pre-determined degree of knowledge, technical expertise and skill, without interpersonal skills you certainly will struggle with those all-important relationships. These struggles can negatively impact your career as well as your ability to function as part of a team. Most jobs today require that you be able to engage others, both internally and externally and it’s your social skills that can make all the difference.
Changing behavior is much more difficult than learning information. It requires an adjustment of habits or patterns that may have been in place for many years. This type of change generally takes longer and requires regular attention and reinforcement. Behavioral competencies are observable and measurable behaviors, knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics that contribute to success. The Harrison Assessments™ Interpersonal Skills Analysis and Development Report contains an explanation of a trait and it’s relevance to career or personal development. They also include exercises designed to provide a practical experience and ongoing application that will GROW the trait.
The Harrison Assessments™ Interpersonal Skills Analysis and Development Report is a valuable tool that help you GROW your interpersonal skills. Based on measuring 175 factors including your task preferences, motivations, work environment preferences, interests and interpersonal preferences, a personalized competency development report will be generated. Click the following link to view a sample of a Harrison Assessments™ Interpersonal Skills Analysis & Development Report.
Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a link to take the online assessment, which takes less than 30 minutes. We will then email you a copy of your report.
The Harrison Assessment is an exceptional, highly reliable and validated tool for starting, changing, or developing your career. The online assessment, which takes less than 30 minutes to complete, measures 175 factors including your task preferences, motivations, work environment preferences, interests, and interpersonal preferences. The data collected is used to generate a multitude of reports that are valuable to career planning and professional development. Harrison Assessments™ has been used for over 30 years worldwide and is currently available in 38 languages.
There are two central theories that are integrated into the Harrison system.
The Enjoyment-Performance Theory affirms that we tend to engage in activities that bring us enjoyment and avoid activities that bring us displeasure. Individuals have a tendency to do things more frequently when we enjoy them and as a result we tend to get better at them as well. If our performance improves so will our desire to engage in these activities. Therefore, performance and enjoyment are related; performance is closely linked to the level of interest and enjoyment of an activity.
The Paradox Theory truly differentiates the Harrison Assessment™ from all of the assessment tools. According to this theory, an individual can possess and demonstrate seemingly contradictory traits simultaneously. By measuring 12 universal paradoxes, which take the form as gentle (passive) and dynamic (aggressive) traits, we can describe various levels of balance and imbalance enabling us to more accurately predict behavior.
The Reliability & Validity
Using our advanced cross-referencing technologies that make over 8,000 comparisons, it provides the equivalent amount of information of 2,700 multiple choice questions. Our SmartQuestionnaire™ prevents deception because it contains only positive statements that are ranked according to what the individual enjoys the most. Our built-in lie prevention system automatically detects even the slightest attempt to manipulate the results.