Paradigm’s Approach to Personality

Paradigm Personality Labs is all about understanding individual differences in the workplace. Our approach is innovative, comprehensive, informative and people-centered.

We believe that understanding individual personality can unlock the paths to achieving individual and organizational goals.

Paradigm is built upon decades of personality research and consulting experience. We leverage this knowledge and experience to understand people, and to honor their complexity, individuality and personal strengths.

Individuals’ personalities, motivators and drivers affect the work environment in many ways, and our assessments make them easy to understand. Each test-taker get results that reveal their unique capacities—individuality that we believe is beautiful. And the results are in clear, concise, workplace-oriented language.

We are evolving, even as we use our current products to help individuals, teams and organizations develop their own capacity. We conduct research and apply new ideas on an ongoing basis. We continually develop new assessments and other tools—it’s in our personality to grow.

Our WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ suite of products provide powerful insights that are grounded in science and focused on outcomes that businesses and other organizations need to succeed in a rapidly evolving world.

And we are here to help. Our customer service is unparalleled. Our in-house experts share best practices to help design interventions so that you can confidently use the WorkPlace suite to achieve your goals.

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Why WorkPlace Big Five Profile ™ 4.0

Human behavior is complex. That’s one of the reasons people are so interesting.

Yet many human resource initiatives take a one-size-fits-all approach that leaves employees feeling pigeonholed and out of place.

Paradigm’s WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ 4.0 provides insights into individuals’ behaviors and preferences that influence their everyday encounters with colleagues. The assessment is based on the Five-Factor Model of personality and is one of the most psychometrically robust tools on the market.

The WorkPlace suite of products uses clear, concise workplace language that is suitable for all industries and organizations. Its results can be leveraged to accomplish a wide variety of business objectives, such as:

  • Developing effective leaders
  • Improving team communication and productivity
  • Selecting best-fit candidates
  • Understanding behavioral tendencies and how they affect employee alignment, engagement, and productivity
  • Achieving workplace goals and objectives effectively
  • Increasing individual performance
  • Minimizing turnover
  • Maximizing engagement

Participants can take WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ questionnaire in just a few minutes. The results can be analyzed to create reports on individual and team behavior, capacity for selected competencies, and affinity for specific careers.

More than 5,000 innovative and strategic organizations, consulting firms and nonprofits use the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ to get in-depth information on individual personality so they can optimize their most powerful resources: People who collaborate to solve challenges for the organization and its customers.

Find out how our assessments can help your organization reach its goals.

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Paradigm Personality Labs: Who We Are

Paradigm Personality Labs: Who We Are

Changing our name from CentACS to Paradigm Personality Labs seems like a great time to remind you who we are as a company, and as a global network of WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ and SchoolPlace Big Five Profile™ certified consultants.

The Paradigm Team
Paradigm is built upon decades of personality research and consulting experience. Our founders, Jane and Pierce Howard, pioneered the use of the Big Five model in business and organizational settings. We leverage this knowledge to help individuals and groups align their personalities at work and at school.

We never stop evolving. Every day our team is on a mission to grow Paradigm Personality Labs’ impact by offering behavioral assessments. We ground in a comprehensive approach that honors true human complexity, capitalizes on the uniqueness of an individual’s natural traits, and fuels informed decisions about career paths, team building, and organizational growth. Our people-centered approach is holistic, grounded in science, and outcome-focused.

Our in-house team of experts and I/O psychologists consult with you to design workplace interventions using our assessments. We share best practices, templates, and processes so that you can confidently use Paradigm products to achieve your company’s goals.

In addition, Paradigm Personality Labs has partners, whom we call Master Trainers, located around the globe. These experts in our work expand Paradigm’s thought leadership and resource base to create a truly global reach.

Global Community of Practitioners and Professionals

Our community of 3,500 Paradigm certified consultants is global and growing. They are specialists and subject matter experts who work in organizations of all sizes.
Most of them are human resources business partners, trainers, coaches, and professors. These consultants are certified to work with you to develop solutions tailored to your organization for leadership development, team effectiveness, coaching, and selection.

Our Clients

More than 5,000 innovative and strategic organizations from all over the world, in a variety of industries, use our assessments and reports to bring their organizations to the top.

Our diverse clients include global corporations, academic institutions, federal/state/city government agencies, nonprofit associations, and consulting firms.

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