In order to complement the O-Net lenses Assessio has developed 11 behavioural or 'persona' lenses in the platform. These are focused on certain behaviors from the performance framework, they give better use of the performance framework and they use the psychometric validity they get from the connection between MAP and Matrigma with the competencies. This means we have used the competency descriptions and the scales associated with the competencies to design them, together with expert analysis. This means that these lenses relies more on foundational psychometric meta analytic studies focused on how personality, defined by the five factor model (Personality) and cognitive ability (GMA) can predict job performance (Schmidt & Hunter, 1998; Barrick & Mount, 2003). On a general level - treating 'job performance' as a very broadly defined term - these studies indicate:
GMA is the single strongest predictor out of all possible psychometric scales of work performance regardless of job type, job level and job performance measurement criteria.
Conscientiousness and, to a lesser extent, Emotional Stability are the two personality dimensions (MAP) that predict job performance, regardless of job type and job performance measurement criteria.
Agreeableness, Extraversion, and Openness (MAP) are also valuable predictors of job performance, but their importance varies for different job types and are more dependent on what job performance criteria is used.
There are three general profiles.
The versatile performer - Balances the performance dimensions of positioning for the future with create results today, and of cooperating with/listening to others with taking charge and leading others. This lens takes its predictive power from all scales to be as general as possible.
The driving and focused leader - Focuses on efficient day-to-day implementation. Pushes others and creates and sets clear expectations for everyone. This lens values operative and driving aspects of leadership the most, focusing predictive power to conscientiousness, emotional stability, extroversion and GMA.
The enabling and change initiating leader - Fosters innovation and adaption to a changing market. Coaches, embraces differences and focus on common goals. This lens values strategic and enabling aspects of leadership the most, focusing predictive power to emotional stability, agreeableness, openness and GMA.
The eight persona profiles are derived from Belbins work on group roles. They are designed to be more than just group roles given the competency setup in them, so they can be used to highlight certain critical behaviour aspects for specialist positions.
Implementer and Doer
The reliable result driver - Practical, reliable, efficient and task oriented. Coordinates resources and organizes work. This lens values operative competencies the most, focusing predictive power to conscientiousness, emotional stability and GMA.
The driven problem solver - Self starting, independent and dedicated. Focused on providing experience, skills and knowledge to achieve results. This lens values strategic, driving and operative competencies the most, focusing predictive power on GMA and conscientiousness.
The proactive change agent - Change oriented, creative and free thinking. Takes the initiative, challenges the status quo and brings about change. This lens values strategic and driving competencies the most, focusing predictive power to GMA, extroversion and openness.
Strategist and Thinker
The entrepreneurial problem solver - Sober, strategic and logical. Takes on a helicopter view and a long term perspective when solving problems. This lens values strategic competencies the most, focusing predictive power to GMA and openness.
Ambassador and Networker
The networking collaborator - External oriented, outgoing, enthusiastic, communicative. Develops helpful relations and explores new opportunities. This lens values driving and enabling competencies the most, focusing predictive power to agreeableness, extroversion and emotional stability.
Service giver and Coach
The collaborative service provider - Focused on guiding and helping others. Listens to others and stays calm when there are disagreements. This lens values enabling competencies the most, focusing predictive power to agreeableness.
The humble and adaptive collaborator - Relationship oriented, cooperative, perceptive and diplomatic. Listens to others and averts frictions. This lens values enabling competencies the most, focusing predictive power on agreeableness and emotional stability.
Shaper and Mover
The challenging progress driver - Challenging, dynamic, goal oriented. Thrives on pressure and drives towards stretch goals. This lens values driving and operative competencies the most, focusing predictive power on conscientiousness, extroversion and GMA.