a team roles and style analysis
IPA Core Focus analysis is a further development of IPA Nordic’s original ideas and models around the concept of Role and Style. The development of this new version has been carried out during the period 2021 and 2022, as part of IPA Nordic’s efforts to evolve and adapt our analyses to the changes that are happening in and around us.
In relation to the traditions surrounding the use of person-oriented analyses in the workplace, we at IPA Nordic take our cue from the part of psychology known as Integrative Psychology. Integrative Psychology works with a perspective and synthesis of personality psychology in a field model that captures the angles and possibilities we have to create theories and empirical evidence around personality. This is the prerequisite for us to be able to operationalize the phenomenon of personality through analysis and measurement.
In IPA Nordic, we have developed a “classical” personality model and associated measurement instrument with the IPA Analysis, which registers the part of personality that figuratively appears as the “tip of the iceberg”. These analyses are based on a systematic recording of our behaviour and the patterns in this behaviour that can be conceptualised as personality traits. This behaviourist tradition is well founded and well documented with an almost scientific precision.