Benziger Thinking Styles Assessment
In this section we offer the Benziger Thinking Style Assessment (BTSA), a powerful tool that helps people improve their personal effectiveness and skills, resulting in an increase in organizational effectiveness.
Where did the Thinking Style Model come from?
- It is based on psychology and neurology studies.
- It established four areas that exist in the cerebral cortex which are responsible for a determined way of thinking, looking at life, and problem solving.
- People are born with one of these areas as dominant, two as competent auxiliaries and the fourth as an area of weakness.
- It allows us to explain and better understand the difference in individuals.
- It is a tool to improve personal and organizational effectiveness.
How do the strengths in Brain Dominance contribute to Problem Solving?
The BTSA is designed to deal with four specific management areas:
- Improve the quality of group and individual performances.
- Improve the quality of group and individual analytical decision making.
- Decrease interpersonal conflicts that are a result of lack of adaptation.
- Decrease personnel rotation.
Managers who utilize the BTSA have mentioned that they obtained very useful information on how to conduct a positive change in technology, work processes, management structure, and employees in general. A team formed by individuals with different thinking modes will be very effective. It will meet its goals quickly, without the members being burned-out doing work that by its physiology might result in being complicated or unsatisfactory.
The following are applications to the BTSA Model on Thinking Styles:
- Self-learning exercise to define vocational and/or professional re-orientation.
- Identify and affirm preferences and abilities.
- Identify levels of Types of Detours (application to non-preferred competencies).
- Evaluate how complementary is the individual within the group.
- Facilitate joint collaboration, valuing the differences.
- Increase levels of re-assurance in selection processes.
- Define career goals based on Brain Dominance.
- Establish a balance between creativity and daily operations, putting the organization to work in accordance with the Integral Brain Model.
- Define professional and organizational action plans.