How To Use The PeopleMaps Map
How To Use The Map When Recruiting
PeopleMaps does not use labels, preferring to use the Map instead. Labels tend to be pejorative and cloud objective opinion. People are too complex to be accurately defined by a single word or acronym.
However by referring to the map you can at least compare and refer to candidates / employees, by using their location on the map, i.e: John is in the North East of the Map and Sarah is in the South West of the map.
At its basic function the Map is an aid to communication, where you can refer to an individual’s location on the Map.
Success Profile Builder
Use the Map in conjunction with the Success Profile Builder. The Work Environment Analyser report will provide you with an indication of where abouts on the Map your ideal candidates are most likely to be found (the Map in the right). This is your Success Profile. You may therefore compare the candidate’s Map (the Map on the left) with your Success Profile.
Advanced Training On The Map
Advanced Training Available
For those who wish to understand the psychology underpinning the Map, advanced training is available as part of the PeopleMaps Certificate in Personality Profiling.
It is not essential to complete this training to use the Map as described above.
How To Use The Map In General
As a Line Manager
As a Line Manager, you will find it helpful to understand the personality type of each of your staff.
Using reports such as Performance Pro – The Manager’s Guide, you can discover effective ways to get the best from your staff and reduce your staff turnover.
Some managers have a poster on the wall of their office with each staff member identified on the Map. This is used as a reminder of where an individual resides and helps the manager make those small adjustments when dealing with the individual.
As a Team
Team members will find it helpful if they know where each person resides on the Map.
If your team has completed The Psychology of Collaboration Workshop, then you may want to have a Map on the wall reminding everyone where each team member resides on the Map.
We find it easy enough to accept the theory that each of us sees the world differently, however, everyone struggles to practice this and we all struggle to see the other person’s paradigm. The Map can be a useful reminder.
How To Use The Map With A Coach Or In Personal Development
As A Personal Coach
If you are a coach then you may find the Map useful when communicating about an individuals personality. As a coach, it is recommended you take the advanced training available about the personality Map in order that you may talk with your clients in more detail.
As An Individual
As an individual, you do not need to understand the Map or try to interpret it. The text provided in your report provides more than enough insight. The Map can help visualise your personality but you must always guard against oversimplifying.