In today’s episode of the Momentum Life Project, The Momentum Architects delve into an assessment tool called Strengths Profile – NOT to be confused with the CliftonStrengths Assessment and for the purpose of easing any confusion, from now its going to be called by its former name – the R2 Strengths Profiler.

The premise of this one is something that both Kerry D and Dr M love – that is that it was created from the basis of positive psychology and works on building better aligned and more motivated workplaces – which is EXACTLY what The Momentum Architects are all about.

However – the reason they don’t use this one to build foundations in teams is purely the level of complexity built in.

Kerry D completed this assessment and had an amazing coaching session around 3 or 4 years ago but despite being a super detailed person ‘IRL’ (in real life!) she doesn’t tend to use it purely because it’s difficult to know where to start.

With 60 different strengths, 4 key areas which cover realised strengths, unrealised strengths, learned behaviour and weaknesses plus 5 strengths families – it can quickly become quite overwhelming.

The Momentum Architects have a key philosophy when taking any tools into organisations and that’s to use simplicity to gain traction. If something is simple, useable and easy to apply it has a much better chance of being adopted and to become the norm.

So despite there being SO much gold in her profile, Kerry D argues that with the R2 profile, there is almost too much gold.

Do you agree? Do you value simplicity over complexity and that for change to be successful it needs to be as seamless as possible?!


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