Purpose: Asses work style and motivation
Time: Form S (Self-rated): Untimed (approx 40 minutes); Form O (Observer-rated): Untimed (approx 10-15 minutes)
The Business-Focused Inventory of Personality (BIP) combines an assessment of both work style and motivation.
The self-report questionnaire (Form S) is complemented by a version of the questionnaire that can be completed by others (Form O). This provides a useful insight into the impact of behaviour on other people and, as such, makes for a rich source of information in a development setting.
The questionnaire includes fourteen scales arranged into four conceptual domains:
In addition, the BIP has an ‘Impression Management’ scale which assesses an aspect of the test taker’s approach to the questionnaire and enables the test user to obtain, to some extent, the extent to which respondents are emphasising more or less positive aspects of themselves.
The supplementary Observer-Rated Version (Form O) is a short, 42-item questionnaire which can be used by observers to rate the test taker on the 14 dimensions of the BIP. Form O has not been normed as a metric in its own right. It is exclusively a reference or support tool which provides some useful information about divergence between self-image and public image which might be discussed in coaching conversations or in team development contexts.
The HTS 5 online platform makes it possible to set up testing, manage multiple test takers, download results and offer remote testing easily.