The HBDI measures our preferences in terms of (a) how left of right brained we are (b) how cerebral or limbic we are. There are 4 shapes of colour that's divided = Blue, Green, Red and Yellow to identify a person's profile.
Blue = Focused on Task, Goals and Objectives. Driven to achieve. Keen business sense and awareness of cost and benefits. Logical, analytical and rational approach to problem solving. Fact-based decision making.
Green = Focused on how the task should be done. Able to identify the necessary steps in order to accomplish the objective. Keen eye for detail. Methodical, step-by-step approach to problem solving. Decisions made on past experience.
Red = Focused on developing the teams' spirit. Collaborate, co-operative approach to a task. Highly attuned to own and other's style, able to adapt communication to suit. Consensus approach to problem solving. Decision making based on 'gut-feel'.
Yellow = Focuses on generating new solutions and ideas. Big picture approach. Able to 'synthesize' and bring different concept together to create something new. Entrepreneurial and able to take risks. Creative and intuitive approach to problem solving. Looks towards the future in making decisions.
For those who understand HBDI terms, i'm pleased to announce that our department has a balance of both blue, green and red. Ah boss and MO is more blue cos they have eye for detail. Whereas ME, SH and me, we have a lot of red so we tend to inject fun in workplace....that's how we distress. I think our boss is so lucky to have us cos we have a mixed of blue, green and red. Hmm...dat means we have to work on our yellow. We have to work on our creativity.
After a few case study, we know that our department hardly have conflict. We work well with each other. We complement each other's attitude. We have to have a tough skin cos our job required us to deal with people and so we have to have the right attitude and more organised.
(i took below terms from the HBDI website)
Whole Brain Technology
Whole brain technology provides a powerful model for
understanding yourself and others
taking the emotional charge out of differences
communicating more effectively
making solid decisions
increasing team capacity and company success
When used as an operating philosophy Whole Brain Thinking can transform a person or a company. It is much more than a simple assessment.
The place to start is with the HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument).
One's thinking style profile is derived from first answering a 120 question survey. The questions relate to one's thinking style preferences and are distributed over the four quadrants. Scores for each quadrant are plotted on diagonal lines that intersect at a zero point in the middle. A high score plotted in a quadrant indicates a high preference for the thinking style of that quadrant.