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What is the Birkman Method?

The Birkman Method measures three distinct factors for the majority of variables in performance, satisfaction and other workplace criteria. They are characteristics of the individual, aspects of the situation, and interaction of the individual and circumstances.


Most assessments categorise individuals based solely on their personal characteristics and do not take into account the influence of the situation, or outside environment. Other assessments measure the characteristics of the individual to determine only whether the case is favourable or unfavourable.


The Birkman Method assesses all three factors thoroughly in detail and maximises the potential for predicting and understanding performances and satisfaction. With the Birkman Method®, we can identify and quantify everyday interpersonal styles and provide unique insights into underlying motivations and needs.


The assessment results help measure individual interests, management and work styles, their ways of thinking and professional profiles.

The Birkman Method


“A data-driven workplace assessment that enables people to identify and discard long-held negative assumptions about job and career success.
It also provides a lens through which managers and supervisors can challenge stereotypes about who can or can’t add value to a team or organization.

Price M. CobbsPresident and CEO - Pacific Management Solutions

“The Birkman Method was an obvious choice for us because it marries practical and approachable results content with validated and academically-rigorous personality research. Many other assessments err on one side or the other – either too obtuse to be useful or too simple to be trusted.”

Matthew Gosney, Ed.D.Director, Organizational Development - Hillcrest HealthCare System

“We’ve found the Birkman Method to be an invaluable tool to help teams resolve internal conflicts, and to allow individuals to identify their own communication style and work through how they work best with others.”

Pablo CruzDeputy Manager of HR Development Office - NASA

“It’s critical to know the things that make a person tick. Once you understand the individuals you work with each day, you can give greater opportunity to your employees and create a more powerful team. The Birkman Method provides thought-provoking insights and understanding.”

Steve LufburrowPresident/CEO - Goodwill