The Birkman Method®

All About Maximizing Your Team’s Talent

The Birkman Method® Defined

The Birkman Method® is a self-assessment tool that allows a company to analyze professional data and behaviors providing insight into signature strengths and the environment where people work most effectively.

It was developed by Roger Birkman, Ph.D. in 1951 as an assessment tool based on scientific study not theory and used to promote workplace growth and performance.

The questions are designed to encourage team building, executive coaching leadership development, career counseling, and uplevel interpersonal communication styles and conflict resolution management.

The Birkman Method® produces a comprehensive measure of personality, motivation and interest. The results demonstrate that three distinctive factors account for the majority of variance in job performance and satisfaction: characteristics of an individual, characteristics of a situation and interaction between an individual and situation.

Adding Value

The Birkman Method® is a Value Add for Roach Associates clients

A company’s biggest asset is its people.  An investment in the development and interaction of employees and staff by engaging them via The Birkman Method® is a unique way to show that you value them. Encouraging optimal performance levels with scientific backing is a win-win.

Through the utilization of The Birkman Method® leaders, executives, managers, and HR departments can more accurately measure various behaviors that aid in identifying best practices to manage and guide their team members which leads to increased productivity and stress management.  It also recognizes underlying needs, interests, and motivations, all of which organically create a stronger organization overall.

We had been hearing from our Roach Associate clients that they were seeking methodology to better understand and develop their team members.  So we decided that some due diligence was necessary since part of the Roach Associates mission is to go beyond the numbers and offer more than your typical CPA firm.

In 2018, Roach Associates’ own Nikki Rohloff became Birkman Signature Certified and in 2020 became High-Performance Team Certified (one of just three in the world).

Benefits of the Birkman Method®

If you have encountered any of the challenges below, then incorporating The Birkman Method® assessment in your workplace could be an extraordinary resource:

  • Reducing turnover
  • Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a person/team
  • Maximizing performance of a person/team
  • Motivating people/teams
  • Communicating with your team/colleagues
  • Managing a person/team
  • Coaching and developing a person/team
  • Identifying the best people for leadership positions
  • Identifying the best people for promotions
  • Identifying the culture of your organization
  • Identifying the best career path for success

Additional Benefits

The Birkman Method® has been used by NASA, Wal-Mart, Auto-Desk, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capital One, SalesForce, MailChimp, Texas A&M, Google, and many other well-known industry leaders.

Areas of Focus for The Birkman Method®

Talent Selection

Hiring talented people that possess not only the necessary job skills, but also the interpersonal competencies that align with an organization’s culture often creates a high margin of error. Using these critical factors, The Birkman Method® can aid in determining if the tasks and responsibilities are best suited for a specific candidate’s interests and motivators.

Team engagement/effectiveness

Nearly 84% of the global workforce is not fully engaged.  Implementing The Birkman Method® increases emotional intelligence by developing awareness of both self and peers, defines unproductive behaviors and blind spots, and provides precise insight around how to maximize performance and productivity.

High Performance Team Training

To fuel teams to overcome obstacles, it is paramount to provide the foundational architecture to intentionally drive purpose, clarity, and psychological safety.  The Birkman Method® is a complete framework that promotes awareness and action to get a team firing on all cylinders resulting in high performance outcomes.

About Nikki Rohloff

Nikki Rohloff recognized at an early age that fostering relationships was a foundational building block. She continued to hone that skill as she acquired a Bachelors of Science in Accounting & Sociology, her CPA license, and most recently her Birkman Certification. Culture and team building in the firm has been a passion of Nikki’s as well and as a leader, she has gained a reputation for going the extra mile to ensure her team’s success.

She has been hired to facilitate training using The Birkman Method® for a multitude of organizations across many industries and is available for individual coaching sessions, team workshops, and talent selection consulting.

To contact Nikki to get your company/organization started with The Birkman Method®, please reach out.

Nikki Rohloff
Partner
651.478.5862
nikkir@roachcpa.com
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“The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.”

Roger Birkman