The four key factors that determine workplace behavior
An explanation of how PI’s Behavioral Assessment works
60+ years ago, Arnold Daniels created the first version of the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment™ (BA). The design of the assessment was based on the works of William Marston and his book Emotions of Normal People. But the tool also took inspiration and followed psychometric and psychological principles of influential psychologists such as Gordon Allport, Louis Thurstone, Raymond Cattell, and Carl Rogers, to name a few.
After several years of refining this assessment, Daniels settled on an 86 item, free choice, adjective checklist which was specifically designed to measure four motivating needs (or drives) that were most important to workplace behaviors. He posited that if you know where a person falls on a spectrum of these four factors, you actually possess a great deal of knowledge about what it will be like to work with him or her. So what are those four telling behavioral drives?