WHY USE A DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT AT ALL?
People travel more efficiently using maps. Maps are certainly not the territory, but they can give a good idea of what we can expect on the journey. This makes the journey easier and we generally have a better chance of making it to where we want to go if we have a map.
Assessments are similar; they are not us, but they point to aspects of a person’s inner world so that they can better understand themselves. Assessments build a language with which people can understand and communicate their inner worlds more effectively so that they have a greater chance of showing up in the way that they want to; at work, at home, in life.
Not all maps are created equally though; some maps forget to include critical information and some are simply inaccurate. It is important to choose a map that others have travelled by, and that has some credibility and academic rigour. This is where AIM offers coaches and their clients a unique, impactful and validated developmental map.