Motivational Style and Values Assessment
What drives your motivations?
What are the Seven Universal Motivations
The Motivators Assessment measures seven dimensions of motivation:
- Aesthetic – a drive for balance, harmony and form.
- Economic – a drive for economic or practical returns.
- Individualistic – a drive to stand out as independent and unique.
- Political – a drive to be in control or have influence.
- Altruistic – a drive for humanitarian efforts; help others altruistically.
- Regulatory – a drive to establish order, routine and structure.
- Theoretical – a drive for knowledge, learning and understanding.
The Online Motivators Assessment uses a click & drag approach to ranking the various statements in the instrument, which makes taking the instrument more intuitive, natural and in the end you can actually create the order you see in your mind on the screen.
The Online Motivators Assessment instrument contains the most contemporary list of statements to make your choices more relevant to your life today, which helps ensure the most accurate results possible.
The Online Motivators Assessment is based on the research of Dr. Eduard Spranger and Gordon Allport and their study of human value, motivation and drive. It is also known as the Motivational Style assessment tool and the Values (PIAV) Index. It helps people to better understand their unique value hierarchy or belief system pertaining to what motivated them, what they are most drawn to and where their passions lie. The seven dimensions of values they discovered help us better understand the reasons that drive an individual to utilize their talents in the unique way they do.
Uses for the Motivational Style Assessment
Interpersonal & lntrapersonal Communication: This profile provides a helpful tool that can allow two people to understand what aspects of a situation or environment they both appreciate similarly. Understanding what draws two or more people to something can help identify more people who would be likewise inspired, and it helps create synergy and camaraderie. Understanding your own attraction to certain activities or causes can be equally as important when it comes to understanding the significance in what you do and why you do it. In other words, knowing why you will get out of bed tomorrow morning is not a minor thing.
Role Building and Goal Setting and Achievement: When setting goals for yourself, or others, it helps to know why you or they would want to achieve the goal in the first place. What is it that the goal addresses that is important? Setting a goal that provides monetary rewards to someone with the altruistic dimension as their highest will not likely generate the anticipated motivation or inspire superior performance. Similarly, incentivizing a high economic with promises of new relationships and improving society (assuming there is no obvious economic return) will not be a good way to motivate that person. Being aware of and understanding a person’s natural motivation style helps ensure that goals are resonating with them maximally.
Job Selection: Much like creating an ideal role, placing a person in an ideal existing role requires the same level of awareness for four aspects of the role:
- What the job requires
- What the job provides
- What the person requires
- What the person provides
When you understand all four sides of this equation, you can make more informed decisions about who would be the best fit in which role. Understanding a person’s motivations and drivers is one significant component in filling this need.
Included In Each Motivators Assessment:
- About This Report
- Seven Dimensions of Motivation
- Executive Summary
- Your Aesthetic Drive
- Your Economic Drive
- Your Individualistic Drive
- Your Political Drive
- Your Altruistic Drive
- Your Regulatory Drive
- Your Theoretical Drive
- Relevance Section
- Success Connection