A Summary Of How 4G Works - Four Groups

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4G is a proprietary approach to predicting relationships, behaviour and group cultures. Based in part on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, 4G incorporates measures of people’s strengths, creativity, motivation and weaknesses. The model contains 16 definitions of individual’s behavior, 14 different relationship types and 4 examples of group culture.

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A Summary Of How 4G Works - Four Groups

  1. 1. How 4G Works Linking Behaviour to Bottom Line Performance A Summary of How 4G Works 4G is a proprietary approach to predicting relationships, behaviour and group cultures. Based in part on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, 4G incor- porates measures of people’s strengths, creativity, motivation and weak- nesses. The model contains 16 definitions of individual’s behavior, 14 differ- ent relationship types and 4 examples of group culture. How does 4G work? depending on what is required. with human confirmation, this is an excellent way to avoid any problems of Using 4G is a very quick and simple The diagram below gives a snapshot of 'faking' or people trying to create an process. People generally need an the questionnaire and the adjectives image of themselves that doesn't hold hour, split between a short briefing, an that people need to select in order to true. Whilst it is very rare that we find online personality questionnaire and a describe themselves. To ensure under- people who have 'lied', this combina- feedback session. standing, each adjective is accompa- tion works very well and allows us to nied by a popup definition when an avoid many of the problems that can In the case of team building and devel- individual places their mouse over a emerge in the gaps between psycho- opmental activities, further time may particular word. metric tests and reality. be spent on additional feedback, either for individuals or for the whole group. How do you prevent ‘faking’ or What research has been done into At the end of the process, individuals ‘cheating’? 4G? receive their own reports, while a group report is made available for the One of the things we do during a feed- 4G has undergone a variety of psycho- decision maker and/or the group, back session is to establish the consis- metric and statistical tests establishing tencies or incon- the validity and reliability of the instru- sistencies that ment. These include Cronbach’s Alpha, might arise standard error of measurement, factor between the analysis, convergent and criterion q u e s t i o n n a i re validity. and people's own 'image Another important part of the research management' of into 4G is that of fairness and freedom themselves. By from systematic bias. In other words, is combining the 4G bias against one particular subgroup data from the or another? This is of greatest impor- q u e s t i o n n a i re tance when considering the legal
  2. 2. implications of psychometrics and the Who are we? use of instruments in the workplace. On Four Groups work with a new approach to behav- the basis of this definition, 4G offers no iours, relationships and culture. This document pro- significant bias against any subgroup. vides some background and a short to our propeir- tary methodology, 4G. The resulting research and empirical evidence shows support for the use of 4G in a commercial setting. Further information can be found at the link below. http://www.fourgroups.com/research If you would like to see a cop of the test manual, please get in touch with us. Is there any more information on the theory behind 4G? If you would like to find out more about the theory behind 4G, please visit the page below where you can view fur- ther information and an animation explaining this in more detail. http://www.fourgroups.com/theory Four Groups Ltd 5 St. Johns Lane London EC1M 4BH, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250 4779 Email: contact@fourgroups.com www.fourgroups.com © 2007 Four Groups Ltd, 5 St. Johns Lane London EC1M 4BH, United Kingdom. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced without Company Number: 4650494 express written permission from Four Groups Ltd. VAT Number: 817 7962 85 Registered in England and Wales

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