PRISM is a great resource for line managers, HR specialists and, anyone interested in developing people. We are extremely impressed by its reliability and validity as a really effective profiling tool
What is PRISM Brain Mapping?
PRISM Brain Mapping is a unique way of identifying people’s behaviour preferences based on brain activity. Unlike traditional psychometric instruments, PRISM approaches human behaviour from the perspective of neuroscience, rather than psychological theory. This exciting online tool takes advantage of some of the most up-to-date neuroscience discoveries to provide users with a series of ‘maps’ which are representations of how their brain prefers to work.
PRISM’s reports, therefore, show not only people’s natural or instinctive behaviour preference, but also the extent and the way in which they modify or adapt their preference on occasions to respond to what you see as the demands of specific situations e.g. their job.
The reports also indicate where individuals may be overdoing or not making full use of their preferences. This insight also helps them to understand more about their true potential, as well as what may be hindering them from achieving even higher performance.
The remarkable complexity of the brain has shown that human beings cannot credibly be divided up into a fixed number of types or groups of people who are unable to act outside of their profiles. PRISM does not, therefore, label people or fit them into ‘boxes’, nor does it have ‘scores’, or right or wrong answers. Instead, it provides users with a powerful, graphic explanation for why they approach situations and individuals in different ways.
Each PRISM ‘map’ is, therefore, a picture of the user as a unique individual.
PRISM ‘Professional’ is a neuroscience-based instrument specifically designed to identify the behavioural preferences that directly relate to personal relationships and work performance.
Rather than the theoretical concepts of many traditional tests, PRISM ‘Professional’ measures the things that people like doing and the behavioural characteristics related to those things.
Research shows that people whose interests match their occupations and activities find greater satisfaction, are more productive, and have higher levels of motivation.
These enhanced results can increase the individual’s work performance and enhance the chances of career success. Indeed, a Harvard Business Review study has shown that staff turnover almost doubles when no job suitability match has been undertaken. The study also concluded that 80% of staff turnover can be attributed to mistakes made during the employee selection and recruitment process.
Many personality and individual assessment tests are based on bi-polar scales (either/or) type of questions. In other words they identify people as either one thing or another. PRISM ‘Professional’ differs in how data are gathered and reveals balances and imbalances instead of the ‘typecasting’ that comes from bi-polar methods.
In addition to PRISM‘s eight behaviour dimensions, the report identifies and measures 26 key aspects of work preference.
This information allows you to make many links between your behaviour, natural behaviour preferences and your work behaviour. The report also enables you to gain an insight into your behavioural preferences from several points of view. In addition to the normal PRISM reports, you can receive outputs on Emotional Intelligence and on ‘The Big Five’ – one of the most widely accepted and used models of personality.
PRISM ‘Professional’ has a number of added facilities. For example, it manages a 360-degree process with the option to include generic or in-house competencies. It can create team maps and match a team with a team benchmark. It also has a team diagnostic facility which measures a team’s performance as well as the quality of inter-personal relationships within the team.
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‘Wow! What a great tool for helping me to understand how my behavioural preferences drive my choices at work and why certain tasks cause me more stress. I was flabergasted by the accuracy and detail the report was able to provide, but the debrief session with Allyson not only went through the outcomes of my brain prism map, but helped me to gain some great insight into how I can use this information to help me reframe the more challenging aspects of my job so that I can use my behavioural preferences to make them more manageable. Thanks Allyson in helping me to know myself better and to improve my work life’.
Tracey, Head of Special Education Services