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A Reliable and Valid Catalyst for Improving Team Performance

Authors: Dr. Anneke Fitzgerald, Ms. Natalie Ferres, Dr. Ann Dadich, Ms. Kara Hamilton

This report examines the reliability and validity of the I.D. System, a unique program that identifies a personal formula for success and fulfillment. The four instincts identified by the Instinctive Drive System that make up the I.D.™ (Verify, Authenticate, Complete and Improvise) define your natural instincts, including why you do what you do, and offer unique insight into your needs, talents and vulnerabilities.

Understanding the drives of individuals and then employing specific strategies for success can enhance communication and management. This study explores this claim. More specifically, the study statistically validates the I.D. Questionnaire and explores the relationship between the questionnaire and personality factors, leadership style and general health. The study also explores the inherent value of the I.D. System, including the questionnaire outcomes (or I.D. profile) and associated targeted strategies for improvement.

This research found that the I.D. survey tool is reliable and valid.

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Can the Instinctive Drives System Facilitate the Management of Occupational Stress?

Authors: Dr. Anneke Fitzgerald, Dr. Ann Dadich, Mr. Geoffrey Chapman, Mr. John Fitzgerald

This study examines the relationship between the I.D. System and occupational stress.

The I.D. System defines the innate instincts that drive and motivate individuals, by considering four key drives: the Instinctive Drive to Verify, the Instinctive Drive to Authenticate, the Instinctive Drive to Complete and the Instinctive Drive to Improvise. Understanding the drives of individual members and then employing specific strategies for success can enhance communication and management; this, in turn, has a beneficial effect on employee wellbeing. This study explores this claim. More specifically, the study determined whether the I.D. System can facilitate the management of occupational stress.

This study found that the I.D. System appears to help facilitate the management of occupational stress and improve employee wellbeing. It provides individuals and the teams in which they work with useful insight into personal tendencies and preferred working styles. The I.D. System also provides practical strategies to maximize peak performance and serves as a catalyst for communication. By exposing how employees work individually, teams within the workplace are able to quickly engage in effective communication, and, as a result, are better able to manage the internal and external stressors that can hinder performance.

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The I.D. changed my life! I really understand myself for the first time ever. Everyone should do it. It’s easy, fun and full of useful information.

Lisa, I.D. 6682

I discovered my Instinctive Drives two years ago. It has been transformational for me personally and professionally. How would I quantify its value? Let’s just say if somebody ever offers you your I.D. on one hand and the keys to a Ferrari on the other: take the I.D.!

Johan, I.D. 5447

I have known my I.D. for over 15 years and have found it really compelling as a leadership instrument. It has proven to be a very valuable framework to build and reinvigorate my teams. It has also been extremely important to guide the pivotal business and career decisions I have made.

Michael Clarke

Chief Operating Officer, Deloitte Private

Learning about my I.D. created an "ah-ha" moment in my life that continues to bring benefits every day - 20 years later! I learned to pay close attention to things I’d previously ignored, denied or just not accepted.

Linda, I.D. 2539

I loved the I.D. for three reasons – (1) Accuracy! (2) It gave all our team members great insights into each other and a better understanding of the different skills people bring to the workplace (3) Completing the I.D. is simple with instant and comprehensive results.

Sandra Willis

Director Wealthways Pty

What I’ve learned about my I.D. changed the way in which I understood myself and that impact has been immense. Having such clarity about what moves you as an individual and what motivates your actions - well that’s been enormous for me.

Ruark, I.D. 6734

Understanding my I.D. along with my partners has made a profound impact on the success of my personal and professional life. A crucial tool for everyone I believe! I'm spreading the word.

Diana, I.D. 2756

As an Executive Consultant to corporate leaders, I’ve intensely used the I.D. for over a decade and watched it repeatedly transform leaders, teams and relationships with minimum disruption to the business. It is a game changer.

Gwen Parks, I.D. 7247

Certified I.D. Partner, Executive Consultant, Gwen Parks Group

I.D. has helped me better understand that I am who I am -- an evangelist, people person, team making improviser. Embracing my drives and leaning into them will help make me into the best version of myself I can possibly be!

Rainya, I.D. 3348

Through I.D. we discovered that my wife and I are driven similarly in some ways – and totally opposite in others! Now we’re able to manage things in a way that no longer drives each other crazy – and plays to our different strengths.

Geraint, I.D. 4547

By simply knowing another person’s I.D., and them knowing yours, what would typically be an argument turns into a much more productive conversation. You know what their focus is, and you can discuss how to meet both of your goals and deal with both sets of concerns.

Thomas, I.D. 7734

The I.D. System has helped me re-craft my conversations with my team and peers, and it has helped me to become more self-aware of the impact of my style on others.

Randy Pond

EVP, Operations, Processes & Systems, Cisco Systems, Inc.