The Beginner's Guide To An Organometric by remoteworkindex.com

Beginner’s Guide To An Organometric

What if there were a tool that could help you identify people who “just have that spark“?

Perhaps even show you who they should be teamed up with and where to place them within your company?

Or, maybe you are a freelancer and you’re trying to figure out what the best way is for you to show off your skills or how you can contribute to a team?

This may sound too good to be true, but there is a way to identify these game-changing qualities, that je ne sais quoi that hiring managers are looking for and it’s called an organometric assesment.

What is an Organometric?

We are sure you’re asking yourself what exactly an organometric is and the answer lies in two words:

Organogram + Metric  = Organometric

In short, the word was formulated using “organogram“, a diagram which shows the structure of an organisation or company and how each role is related to the others and “metric” meaning a system of measurement.

For years, companies used psychometric testing to determine a person’s ability, interests, intelligence and personality.

This information can be useful, but it is only focused on the individual person. While psychometric tests focus on one person’s characteristics, organometrics focus on an organisation as a whole.

Instead of measuring personality, the organometric assessment determines the preferred inclination of how individuals contribute to a project, role or organisation. So, how do we put psychometrics and organometrics – individual- and organisational-level assessment – together?

The First Digital Organometric Assessment

Organometric assessments originated out of the need for companies to identify Game-Changers within their organisation. The GC Index is an organometric tool and goes by the philosophy that not everyone is a Game Changer, but everyone can make a game-changing impact.

The GC Index is a scientific framework which enables individuals, teams and organisations to identify how they make their impact and how they can change the game. What this means is that teams who work well together and complement each other’s roles and skills, can conceptualise and implement game-changing plans.

Instead of focusing only on personality type or leadership qualities, this type of assessment puts the emphasis squarely on output. The Remote Work Index  helps companies to identify their remote game changers and enable them to create game-changing teams that are perfectly matched and balanced. It pinpoints individuals who have game-changing ideas or who contribute to game-changing work and assists teams in working together and appreciating each unique team member’s contributions.

This organometric assessment goes beyond diversity – it doesn’t matter who you are but rather how you contribute to a game-changing idea.

This is based on profiling an individual’s actual and potential contribution to their role, their team, and their function within the greater organisation. It measures natural aptitude and inclinations which are shaped by the demands of their remote role. Once identified, this profile will help individuals realise their own strengths in order to use them more effectively and maximise their contribution to their team and organisation.

How an Organometric Assessment Works

You may be wondering how this actually works. Well, it starts with 59 questions or statements that you need to rank from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree“. These can include things such as “I often feel so compelled to finish something, that I feel there is no other choice” or “I often have unusual ideas compared to others” – participants are encouraged to answer these questions with their gut reaction, although there is no right or wrong.

After the assessment, a GCologist (a certified GC Index analyst) will evaluate your answers and place you into one of five profiles: The Strategist, The Game Changer, The Play Maker, The Implementer, and The Polisher. During a feedback session, usually through a video call, your profile is explained to you in great detail and the GCologist will also talk through your strengths and weaknesses and how these may affect your location independent career. Maybe you need a change, maybe you’re in the wrong field – this assessment will pinpoint your ideal role and working environment.

From these profiles, you will learn about your strengths as an individual and as part of a virtual team, as well as how you fit into leadership positions. Knowing how you work, and understanding it in the greater context of a team or a company, is invaluable. This sets you up to play to your strengths, and ask for assistance or delegate tasks to others when something isn’t in your wheelhouse.

The Remote Worker Profile identifies how people best make their impact and contribution within a team, based on five roles. We know that the key to achieving long-term success is to transform individual action into collective power. It’s often the dynamics of the team that moves things on and creates transformational change.

So, what happens next?

What you do with the information from your assessment may help you get a promotion, or help you to work more effectively within a team. It can also help you as a freelancer or remote worker.

Business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London recently participated in a survey which found that 34% of those leaders believed that more than half of their business’ full-time workers would be working remotely by 2020. Other research has put that figure at 60% by 2027. It is becoming more and more important for workers and freelancers to be able to work remotely and be able to do so efficiently and effectively. Knowing whether you’re a Game Changer or a Strategist starts to play an important role in how you set up your work routine and how you market your skills as a remote worker or freelancer.

In order to help individuals with this challenge, The Remote Work Index (that’s us), has come up with two classifications: The Remote Worker Profile and The Distributed Team Profile. These profiles are powered by the GC Index and, through an organometric assessment, help individual workers to find the most suitable opportunities, as well as help remote team leaders to be more effective when managing teams that are working together from all over the globe.

Whether you’re a freelancer, a remote worker or a team leader, taking part and finding out which profile you fit into can be life-changing. Your knowledge of how you function as a worker and how to apply that to marketing yourself or your daily routine will make you a more efficient, more confident person – with game-changing capabilities.

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