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DNA Profile

DNA Profile

What is TTI DNA?


As the global economy evolves, transferable, non-technical skills have become the new currency. The TTI DNA explores 23 business-related competencies and one’s level of development in each.



The TTI DNA explores the question: WHICH competencies have we mastered?


The TTI DNA profile has been designed to accurately measure an individual’s level of development in 23 business-related competencies (or personal skills). The profile is so named because these 23 competencies are like the foundational building blocks, or DNA, of performance, having been refined from an analysis of a much larger pool of skills.


These 23 competencies provide a model to:


*Discuss what helps people achieve results in their personal and professional lives.


*Identify skills or abilities that lead to superior performance.


*Understand that our competencies are not “fixed,” but with effort and support can be developed.


*Create tailored plans to develop the competencies that will have the most impact on performance.


The TTI DNA Report


The TTI DNA is a 14-page report that examines a person’s level of development in 23 business-related competencies. The report ranks the individual’s “Competencies Hierarchy” from the most developed competency to the least developed competency. The 23 competencies measured are:


1. Analytical Problem Solving       13. Leadership

2. Conflict Management                14. Decision Making

3. Continuous Learning                 15. Management

4. Creativity/Innovation                 16. Negotiation

5. Customer Service                       17. Personal Effectiveness

6. Decision Making                         18. Persuasion

7. Diplomacy                                   19. Planning/Organising

8. Empathy                                      20. Presenting

9. Employee Development           21. Self-Management

10. Flexibility                                   22. Teamwork

11. Futuristic Thinking                   23. Written Communication

12. Goal Orientation




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Note: The TTI DNA was created to simplify and refine more complex and cumbersome competency models. When creating a competency framework with this model, the same 23 competencies are applicable to any position. What changes each time is the hierarchy of importance and the extent to which each skill needs to be developed. Thus, the DNA model simplifies your development framework to highlight only the most important factors that affect a person’s success in their current (or future) role and only focus on the development of those skills which will have the highest payoff.


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The concept of competencies and competency development is one that has been of interest to the business world for many years. There are many models and theories around competencies and competency modelling which can make it all a little confusing. These models will often draw on different areas like behavioural tendencies, skills and cognitive abilities. “Multi-science” assessments provide a multi-dimensional approach to identifying and managing an individual’s competency development.


Why is Multi-Science Important?


People are often very “attached” to the skills they think they have (or don’t have). Hence, it can be difficult to have a conversation with someone if they are lacking a certain skill. When we combine the TTI DNA with our DISC and Motivators assessments (TriMetrix DNA), we have information on a person’s behavioural style, motivators and key competencies, making this conversation a little easier. For instance, someone with a “low C” (a tendency to overlook details) may compensate for this with a well-developed “Planning/Organising” competency. That is, at a behavioural level they have a tendency to “go with their gut” (low C), but they have learned certain scheduling and planning techniques to help out. Contrast this with someone who has a “low C” and a less developed “Planning/Organising” competency; they might need a lot of additional support. With both pieces of information (i.e. competencies and behavioural style), we will have a more complete understanding every time.

To better understand the concept of multi-science assessment and the advantages of the TTI Success Insights suite of tools, check out our blog post Advantages of the TTI Success Insights Suite.

Versions of the TTI DNA Report


The TTI DNA profile is available in a number report versions, each designed to support your initiatives and help you achieve your desired results. All of our tools have been designed with flexibility, practicality, and multiple uses in mind. This means you can invest once in the right profile and use it throughout the employee life cycle to maximise your investment. As a single-science report, TTI DNA explores competencies ONLY. There are three sets of reports in the TTI Success Insights DNA series, including:


  • DNA Job Profiles – Providing a validated way to profile the unique positions in any business and determine the “ideal” mix of competencies for a superior performer. We refer to this as “Position Benchmarking”.
  • DNA Selection/Coaching Reports – A report that comprehensively explores a persons “competency hierarchy” with detailed graphs and verbiage that can be used in the selection process or in coaching/development work.
  • DNA Comparison and Gap Reports – A set of reports to visually display personal reports against a benchmark — for example, in the selection process to see how closely someone matches the benchmark.

The TTI DNA profile can be found in two of our multi-science assessments including TriMetrix DNA and TriMetrix HD.

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The TTI DNA has been designed as a stand-alone tool and can also be found as part of TriMetrix DNA and TriMetrix HD (multi-science) profiles.


The DNA profile is commonly used in the following functions:



  • Recruitment and Selection

  • Induction

  • Position Benchmarking


Training and Development:

  • Leadership Development

  • Communication Effectiveness

  • Team Effectiveness

  • Sales Development

  • Customer Service Training

  • Coaching/Mentoring Relationships


Strategy and Management:

  • Competency Framework/Development

  • Engagement/Motivation

  • Planning and Strategy

  • Change Management

  • Outplacement

  • Culture/Transformation



  • Personal Effectiveness

  • Career Planning


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DNA Accreditation


via the DNA Upgrade Accreditation


In order to access the DNA profile, accreditation is first required. There are two steps to achieve DNA accreditation (earning you the formal designation CPAA):


  • Step One – Attend the DISC and Motivators Accreditation

  • Step Two – Attend the DNA Upgrade Accreditation


(Please note that step 1 must be completed before step 2.)


In DNA Accreditation, we will explore the DNA model (looking at WHICH competencies people have mastered) and the ACI model (looking at WHAT personal talents people have at their disposal). We will also look at the integration of this model with the rest of the TTI Success Insights suite of tools, ensuring you have a more complete understanding of human performance.


Unlike most assessment companies, we are able to provide you with more than one perspective, ensuring you have a more complete understanding of human performance. In total, we offer 5 sciences of performance. Attending the DNA accreditation will ensure you have more tools, resources, solutions, and better quality training to solve more organisational development challenges — and ultimately add more value to your organisation!


This program is run on a needs basis – contact us for details.

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