The General Definition of Thinking:
To think is to analyze, examine and sort out information and form in the mind ideas or opinions, to perform any mental operation, to reason, to judge, to consider, to remember, to visualize, to bring to mind or recollect, to determine, resolve and to work things out. Thinking is to use the mind for processing imagination and information, to arrive at logical conclusions, from premises known and or assumed to be true for making imaginative decisions.
Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®)
The world’s leading thinking styles assessment tool, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®) is the assessment at the core of Herrmann International’s Whole Brain® Thinking approach. Developed in the 1970s by Ned Herrmann, then a manager at General Electric; more than thirty years of research and innovation stand behind the validity of the HBDI®.
The 120-question HBDI® assessment, which is administered by an HBDI® Certified Practitioner, evaluates and describes the degree of preference individuals have for thinking in each of the four brain quadrants, as depicted by the Herrmann Whole Brain® Model.
The basis of Whole Brain® Thinking and all Herrmann International learning modules, the HBDI® teaches you how to communicate with those who think the same as you and those who think differently than you. Once an individual understands his or her thinking style preferences, the door is open to improved teamwork, leadership, customer relationships, creativity, problem solving, and other aspects of personal and interpersonal development.
Time: 40 minutes
The world’s leading thinking styles assessment tool, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®) is the assessment at the core of Herrmann International’s Whole Brain® Thinking approach. Developed in the 1970s by Ned Herrmann, then a manager at
General Electric, more than thirty years of research and innovation stand behind the validity of the HBDI®. The 120-question HBDI® assessment evaluates and describes the degree of preference individuals have for thinking in each of the four brain quadrants, as depicted by the Herrmann Whole Brain® Model. Research has shown that everyone is capable of flexing to less preferred thinking styles and learning the skills to diagnose and adapt to the thinking preferences of others. Presenting information in a way that recognizes, respects and is compatible with different preferences is crucial to meeting colleague and client needs.
HBDI® Pair Profile™ Report
Multiply HBDI® by the power of 2. The HBDI® Pair Report™ combines two individual HBDI® profiles, which can provide valuable insight into important relationships such as peers, managers/subordinates, mentors/mentees and strategic business alliance partners.
- Visual displays and comparisons of the similarities and differences in how the pair thinks, processes information, and prefers to work.
- Methods for improving communication and performance based on the thinking styles of the pair.
- Conflict resolution techniques based on the thinking styles of pairs.
HBDI® Team Profile™ Report
Herrmann International offers an in-depth team profile and analysis to give groups the ability to provide powerful input to team members and their leaders while maintaining confidentiality.
The HBDI® Team Profile™ is based on the compilation of the individual HBDI® profiles of the team. Using this information, the group can make adjustments to greatly improve processes, outputs and outcomes. In addition, many teams use the HBDI® Team Profile™ Report as the framework of a process for making better team decisions. Managers also benefit from being able to determine the appropriate management styles and motivation techniques to use with various members of the team.
HBDI Linear Continuum
A listing of the individual scores for each person in a group listed in order from A to D. A vital tool for seating participants, creating pairs, groupings, small teams, etc.
HBDI Profile Package & Fundamentals
With the HBDI® Fundamentals™ self-paced online program, you can give your employees the background they need to quickly begin leveraging their full brainpower at work. During this 30-minute introduction to Whole Brain® Thinking, participants explore the foundational concepts of thinking preferences and the Whole Brain® Model so they are fully prepared to receive and understand their HBDI® results. As an on-demand e-learning course, it provides an interactive learning experience while offering participants the flexibility to learn on their own time.
The Thinking Accelerator™ featuring HBDIinteractive™
Developed in partnership with IBM as part of its global new leader development program, The Thinking Accelerator™ featuring HBDIinteractive™ immerses participants into the concepts, principles and applications of Herrmann International’s Whole Brain ® methodology through a blended learning experience that can rapidly scale to meet today’s complex business challenges. Beyond just raising awareness about thinking preferences, the
Thinking Accelerator™ featuring HBDIinteractive™ guides participants through the action-planning and problem solving processes, helping them apply Whole Brain Thinking® immediately to real-life work challenges for better results.