As a triple science assessment, TriMetrix ACI provides us with three perspectives to understand the people we work with: it explores their behavioural style (HOW they prefer to behave and communicate), their personal motivators (WHY they move into action), as well as their acumen or decision making (WHAT personal talents they have at their disposal).
When using a traditional single-dimensional assessment we can miss (or have to assume) so much about what makes a person who they are. With a multi-science assessment such as TriMetrix ACI, we have more places to look for answers and a more complete framework to help people understand themselves and others.
For example, when using the DISC profile, we might come across a person with a “low C” and a “low S”. Based on this fact alone, consultants often assume that this person will be less capable of doing work involving order and structure than someone with “high S/C”. In reality, this is only sometimes true; other times it is totally wrong. The question is: why?
When we have access to all three pieces of information provided by the TriMetrix ACI, we can reveal what is missing. Even though the person has “low S/C”, we then learn, by looking at the person’s Motivators profile, that there is a very strong drive for practicality (Utilitarian) present. In addition to this finding, we learn, by looking at the person’s ACI profile, that there is an “over emphasis” on structure and definition (Systems Judgement). An individual with this overall combination is someone who wants to get things done quickly (low S/C) and as practically as possible (Utilitarian), while establishing clear, well defined parameters in the process (Systems Judgement). This integrated view reveals a more complete picture of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses — one that other consultants frequently don’t get to see and thus risk giving their clients substandard advice.
To better understand the multi-science approach and the advantages of the TTI Success Insights suite of tools, check out our blog post Advantages of the TTI Success Insights Suite.
TriMetrix ACI: Measuring behaviours, motivators and acumen!
The TriMetrix ACI is a powerful assessment combining three sciences, helping you to explore three key areas of performance:
HOW we behave and communicate — using the world famous DISC assessment
WHY we move into action — using the simple yet powerful Workplace Motivators assessment
WHAT personal talents we have at our disposal — using the TTI Acumen Capacity Index
This powerful combination is available in a number of versions (explained below) and covers 4 sections: Behaviours, Motivators, Acumen, as well as an integrated section combining Behavioural and Motivational feedback. This layered approach provides a fantastic framework for people to build awareness and appreciation of their potential strengths, opportunities for growth, and to craft specific action plans for professional development.
The TTI Success Insights DISC profile is available in a number of different versions specifically designed for different applications. The suite includes reports designed for use in recruitment and selection as well as more comprehensive coaching and development reports. Unlike some of the more primitive DISC models, our DISC assessments provide feedback on all four factors to truly capture how we are unique at a behavioural level and avoid pigeonholing people. The 4 core DISC behaviours measured are:
Dominance – How we respond to problems & challenges.
Influence – How we respond to people & contact.
Steadiness – How we respond to pace & consistency.
Compliance – How we respond to procedures & constraints.
Note: The behaviours section also includes the Behavioural Hierarchy: 8 sub-behavioural tendencies based on the core four.
The Workplace Motivators profile is a 14-page report. It takes you a step beyond the standard behavioural assessment to dive deeper into the world of personal values. The 6 core Motivators measured are:
Theoretical – A drive for knowledge and learning.
Utilitarian – A drive for practicality, value and ROI.
Aesthetic – A drive for beauty and creative expression.
Social – A drive for compassion and helping others.
Individualistic – A drive for uniqueness, status and to lead.
Traditional – A drive for unity, order and a system for living.
Note: The Workplace Motivators also includes feedback on what a person should try to avoid based on his or her motivators. TTI’s brain-based research confirms that this has a deep subconscious impact on our decision making.
The ACI is a powerful assessment based on the science of “axiology” developed by Robert S. Hartman. Hartman developed the Hartman Value Profile (HVP) and the ACI is based on (and expands on) this original work. It uses robust mathematical equations to explore how people interpret their experiences. The TTI Success Insights Acumen Capacity Index (ACI) describes a person in six core dimensions split across two perspectives (internal and external, or self view and world view):
The “Self View” explores:
Sense of Self – How clearly we see ourselves, our strengths, limits and areas for improvement.
Role Awareness – How clearly we see and separate our roles in life, be it as a manager, team or family member.
Self Direction – How clearly we see our future, the goals we have, and the path toward them.
The “World View” explores:
Understanding Others – How clearly we see others, their strengths, limits and areas for improvement.
Practical Thinking – How clearly we see cause and effect, the connection between actions and results.
Systems Judgment – How clearly we see systems, structure and authority.
The Acumen Capacity Index section of the TriMetrix ACI spans 12-pages, exploring various intricacies about how people think and interpret their experiences. This section of the report provides a framework to identify, appreciate and apply a person’s unique talents based on their “patterns of thought”.
This integrated section explores the influence of one dimension of performance on another — in this case, DISC behavioural style and personal motivators. Included in the TriMetrix ACI Coaching Report is a section that explores how an individual’s motivators might impact his or her DISC behavioural style and vice versa. This is something that is not available from any other assessment provider.
The TriMetrix ACI series is made up of a collection of reports designed to support your initiatives and help achieve the outcomes you are looking for. 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 multi-science report, TriMetrix ACI explores Behavioural Style, Personal Motivators and Acumen. There are four sets of reports in this series, including:
TriMetrix ACI Job Profiles – Providing a validated way to profile the unique positions in any business and determine the “ideal” mix of behaviours, motivators and acumen for a superior performer. We refer to this as “Position Benchmarking”.
TriMetrix ACI Selection Profiles – A shortened version of the full report designed to provide hiring managers with what they need to understand a candidate’s behaviour, motivations and acumen mix.
TriMetrix ACI 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 a benchmark).
TriMetrix ACI Coaching and Development Reports – A set of reports that comprehensively explores a person’s behavioural style, motivators and acumen. These reports are available in General, Sales and Executive versions.
DISC, Workplace Motivators and the Acumen Capacity Index are all wonderfully versatile tools. The TriMetrix ACI profile is commonly used in the following functions:
Recruitment and Selection
Customer Service Training
Planning and Strategy
In order to access the Acumen Capacity Index, accreditation is first required. There are two steps to achieve ACI accreditation (earning you the formal designation CPAA):
Step One – Attend DISC and Motivators Accreditation
Step Two – Attend the ACI Upgrade Accreditation
(Please note that step 1 must be completed before step 2.)
In ACIAccreditation, we will explore the ACI model (looking at WHAT personal talents people have at their disposal). We will also look at the integration of these two models 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 ACI 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 to speak to a team member about our accreditation options.