Identity Compass

The Identity Compass measures why and how you do something, not what you do. If you’re using a profiling system now, then allow me to introduce the best system in Europe! Instead of measuring 3 or 4 factors and ascribing to each a certain number of attributes, as we find in other Profiling systems, the Identity Compass measures these attributes directly. This allows for a precision in profiling not seen in the myriad of other systems out there, including the big names with which you are probably familiar. Click this link to read a critique of a famous system. And click this link to see a very good video about why you shouldn’t use one particular system.

This is not really about you. It’s about patterns. It’s about habituated behaviours. It is about bringing unconscious patterns into consciousness so you can be your best self. It is also about quality controlling your own patterns and choosing them at will. By virtue of your own raised awareness, you will spot other people’s hidden patterns and will be able to interact with them for mutual benefit.

Compass vs maps. Maps and plans are no longer useful because everything is changing very quickly. So you need a compass which tells you what to do next. You can’t plan everything in advance. You have core principles, your idea, your vision, driving your behaviours, and they are your compass.

The Detail 

Stop reading now if you’re “big picture” and don’t do details!
The questions in the Identity Compass are designed to also measure the working climate, including the motivating or demotivating factors in the workplace. The JobMotivation Edtion, developed by Dr. David Schaeffer, is based on the latest motivation theories of Norbert Bischof, David McClelland, Friederich Herzberg, John Holland and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Due to the JobMotivation Edition it was possible to prove scientifically the correlation between job satisfaction and job achievement for the very first time.

The Identity Compass is an innovative personnel selection tool which uses an inventory of “thinking structures”. It registers how people think and make decisions in typical work situations. It points out what motivates employees, what their values are and what their career goals are. The Identity Compass® gives clear guidance on which employees are likely to perform best in which situations and how improvement can best be achieved. The Identity Compass® will help you understand how candidates will perform under stress, work in a team, or how best to motivate them to succeed on the job. It is actually possible to accurately estimate how long an employee is likely to stay on a particular job.

The Identity Compass® registers thinking styles, personal motivations, factors and their realization, the method of information recording and processing as well as personal assets (skill sets). From that, a multi-layered, precise, personal profile results. When there has been made a desirable profile before, the results can be evaluated in comparison to this one. Also a comparison of the profiles of a whole team can be made. All results will be presented and visualized clearly. The identity compass can be used to create an “All Star Team” of employees that are highly likely to work well together.

Various internationally active companies already use the principles of the Identity Compass® for their requirement profiles and job descriptions. It has pointed out that vacancies can be filled faster and with more suitable employees than with other, more common ways. The demands in content of a vacancy are subject to a continuous change in today’s times. The demands in structures last longer and can be represented by preferences of thinking and acting. The Identity Compass® offers the possibility to register the preferences of thinking and acting for single employees or teams.

The Identity Compass® is scientifically guided Dr David Schaeffer. Dr Schaeffer is specialized in research on motives. And there is now a book to explain Thinking Preferences, if your management team or HR department is interested.
Here is a presentation on Productive Engagement from the Identity Compass web site. Give us a call for more information: