TetraMap is NOT a psychometric tool.
For many it IS a refreshing, practical alternative to traditional development tools and more complex assessments.
TetraMap does not predict that a person will maintain the same element preference forever. It’s strength lies in its applicability over time and across a range of scenarios or workplace issues.
What is TetraMap?
- A construct of four behavioural styles reflecting the elements of nature: earth - air - water - fire.
- A simple, and surprisingly accurate alternative for those who need an insight into self and others.
- A meta-model that can facilitate the shifts in mind-set necessary to cope with accelerating change.
- A life-long learning tool for sustainable high performance.
Validity and Credibility
TetraMap is not a psychometric tool with predictive powers. The 10-question instrument straightforwardly indicates a person's behavioural preferences at one point in time. TetraMap's value in learning development is immediate as users apply that information to better understand oneself and others.
The validity of TetraMap rests in the accuracy demonstrated when behavioural preferences, as reflected in the metaphor of nature’s elements, are compared. Feedback tells us that a high percentage of people identify with the inferences drawn from their instrument data and the application of TetraMap.
TetraMap’s credibility is demonstrated in case studies and testimonials illustrating TetraMap's value for individual, team, organisational and community development over 10 years, in 12 countries.
Experienced Facilitator Observations:
My experience is that workshop participants report 90%-95% or more accuracy (validity) between the element explanations and the results of their scores. MBTI, in my training and experience, reports back at about 75%+. I believe this way of validating using experience and feedback is extremely useful given that we wear ‘different hats’ in taking the instrument, and can quickly recognise that we draw on varying strengths depending on the ‘task at hand’ or our current personal/professional role.
Susan Davie (DiSC Certified), Director, New Choices, Melbourne, Australia.
Easy to complete data set, simple to prepare, easily understood by participants and great visuals. Much less 'label bound'. Applied quickly.
Dr. Elyssebeth Leigh (Belbin Certified), Senior Lecturer, Belbin Certified, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
People get the hang of [TetraMap] so quickly. I use it more than anything else now for understanding one another.
Bronwyn Anderson (MBTI Certified), Registered Psychologist, MD, Change Dynamics, Wellington, NZ.
“This was one of the best courses I have ever attended. I can see a use for this tool in all areas of the business and am really excited about using it”
Caroline Ramsden, Northern Home Counties, UK.
Of all the various tools I have previously seen (Belbin, Myers-Briggs etc) I felt that this process uses far more engaging terminology and is more easily understood by the layman. People have also been discussing this session since it took place...not something I have really seen from other types of processes.
Team development workshop, Astra Zeneca, UK.
I have done several courses that assisted with finding your strengths (Strength Finder, MBTI, etc). Of all, TetraMap was the one that I identified with the most. I now feel as though I know why I am the way I am, and how I can get where I need to be.
Tamara Wilson, Trainer, American Airlines, Mexico.
- Comments Observations and Usefulness
- About the Instrument, Integrity and Value
- Belbin and TetraMap: Enriched Value Applying both Models
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