Mosaic Tasks will be launched in Januray 2021 through our partner organisation Mosaic Assessments Ltd. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to be kept updated with launch details.
Reports that will be available: Personal report; Leadership report; Safety Leadership report; Selection report
Mosaic Tasks is unique in that it measures personality in two ways, objectively through online tasks and subjectively through a self-report questionnaire.
The assessment is based on over 3 years of scientific research. The research undertaken was in response to some fundamental issues with current self-report personality assessments. Namely, a reliance on an individuals self-awareness and with questions being too easy to ‘game’ in order to create a positive profile. These issues can result in some unpredictable results and ultimately time and energy being wasted. After all, the purpose of a personality assessment is to be accurate and to give genuine insight. These are 3 key principles behind Mosaic Tasks that address these issues.
1. Objective data is needed to identify blind spots
Relying on self-report scores alone does not identify blind spots. People answer questions based on what they know to be true. So, the question is, what real insight does that give them? and how do they tap into these blind spots?
Mosaic personality tasks, based on decades of research, measure the behaviour and reactions of people on tasks. Participants are not aware of what is being measured and therefore the tasks are able to identify a truly objective measure of all personality facets.
The Mosaic personality reports clearly display the facets where the objective task measure differs from the self-perception scores. This enables the participant to consider why they might have scored them self higher or lower on that particular facet. There may be many reasons for this. For instance, they might be basing their self perception on outdated views of them self, they may have changed, they may have current external influences and situations that have impacted their objective scores. All this needs unpacked and discussed in order to identify blind spots.
2. Two sources of personality data is more accurate than one.
Put simply, the more data that confirms a finding the more confident you can be that it is true. None more so than personality. Personality is complex and nebulous. People may know some aspects of themselves well, but may be unsure in other areas. Their friends and loved ones may view their personality completely differently.
Mosaic Tasks measures personality in two ways, objectively through tasks and subjectively through a self-report questionnaire. Our research has shown that these two measures often agree and therefore we can be more confident that they are accurate measures. However, where they disagree it also highlights aspects of personality that require more exploration.
3. In a world that promotes social validation and self-promotion, personality assessments need to be able to identify when responses have been ‘filtered’ to create a more positive impression.
In today’s world it is commonplace to put your best foot forward. Social media lends itself to portraying a positive picture and story about yourself. It is all too easy to mask what is really going on. Self-report personality questionnaires rely on people being completely honest (warts and all) and have no useful way to spot when people have portrayed themselves in a different light. This means we cannot have complete confidence in the results from self-report questionnaires and may end up hiring the wrong people or identifying the wrong development needs.
Mosaic Tasks are different. People are not aware of how their personality is being measured and it is very difficult to manipulate, edit or stage results. Through measuring personality in this way the tool can provide an objective rating of personality. Furthermore, this score can then be compared against self-report survey scores to give an accurate measure of social desirability i.e. the degree to which people have consistently over or under-played their responses about their personality. This is critical information as it helps identify how much confidence can be placed in the results and help challenge an individuals perception of themselves.
Please email [email protected] for more information.