Find Your Innovation Team With Our Intrapreneur DNA Test
Finding an innovation team in your organization is not an easy task. Specific traits indicate the entrepreneurial spirit, but assessing each employee can be time consuming and inaccurate. That’s why we at Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE) have partnered with the social scientists of Plum, the world’s most accurate top-of-the-filter employment assessment provider, to bring you our Intrapreneur DNA Test. “Surveys like Plum provide a way for managers to gain insight into employees by assessing them on multiple levels through questions and applying scientific data to measure who they are, inherently,” says Christine Bird, Co-Founder of Plum.
Why you need it
“As employers, we struggle with inherent bias and subconsciously decide within 90 seconds whether we like someone or not. Coupled with the fact that it’s very difficult to determine the intellectual and behavioral requirements for intrapreneurship and even more difficult to determine which employees truly have those specific traits,” explains Bird
Knowing that successful entrepreneurs tend to have similar personality traits and cognitive abilities, we recognize that certain aspects of a person, or their genetic makeup, can determine whether he or she has the potential to be a corporate entrepreneur for the company. Administering our Intrapreneur DNA Test can be the most efficient way to assess such capacity among many employees when creating your innovation team. Bird agrees, “Specifically, assessing for traits like Problem Solving and Intellectual Disposition as well as Mannerliness and Self-Regard can give a good indication as to the success of an intrapreneur. They tend to have the interest and ability to create innovative and unconventional approaches and ideas as well as the adaptability and desire to learn new things. While displaying courtesy and tact to build long-term strategic relationships, intrapreneurs tend to accept criticism and feedback and remain positive through obstacles.”
How to find your innovation team
After administering the test to all potential employees, view the summary report detailing insights on cognitive ability, values, and talents from Plum’s success manager. Furthermore, an AfCE Intrapreneur Match Score with a detailed report is provided to assess the potential in each individual. This type of evidence-based personality survey has proven to have an accuracy of 85% in predicting entrepreneurial success. Innovation Managers can take the results to create their own team of intrapreneurs to follow through with its next innovation project. Innovation success is based on data and actionable insights. How the innovation team carries out the idea can determine whether the project can gain traction, so having the right team is the first step to launching new ventures within a company.
How the Intrapreneurship Test works
AfCE Intrapreneur DNA Test contains four steps that allow you to gain more insight into employees’ potential as an intrapreneur, based on traits of successful entrepreneurs. “This assessment accurately measures [employees’ personality traits and cognitive abilities], as candidates cannot game the survey, and therefore, the assessment results are accurate and trustworthy,” says Bird.
Through pattern recognition in puzzles, the DNA test measures problem-solving abilities. The employee is required to use mental processes to logically think and use deductive reasoning.
Asking a series of questions to assess a person’s motivations, preferences, interests, emotional make-up and styles of interacting with people, the personality is categorized into 10 personality trait dimensions: (Assertiveness, Compassion, Enthusiasm, Experiential Disposition, Industriousness, Intellectual Disposition,Mannerliness, Orderliness, Self-Regard, and Stability). These various traits are then classified into a scale of the Five-Factor Personality Model: (Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Openness, Stress tolerance).
With situational work scenarios, our test asks employees to evaluate the effectiveness of certain courses of actions. Based on the responses, their cognitive ability and empathy are measured.
Read The Science Behind Plum for more insights.
For the month of June, we are offering readers of this post a 50% discount code to take the test through our website. So what are you waiting for? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the code and see if you and your team members have what it takes by taking our 30 minute Intrapreneur DNA Test. If you are interested in larger enterprise options let us know, we’re happy to help!