VRP Concept and Report

Model for Interpretation

Good managers and consultants have the ability to see, and to reflect on what they are seeing, before making judgments and leaping into action. The thought processes supporting this ability can be conceived to follow a sequence of four steps, as depicted in Figure 1:

Figure 1: VRP Cycle of Awareness

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In each of these four steps, people can evaluate situations, and themselves, from three perspectives: systematic, pragmatic and emotional. VRP measures the level of awareness a person has in each dimension, and reflects this awareness in a set of indices.

Report Structure

The VRP report comprises four main indices, and a number of sub-indices, measuring the level of ability of test persons in relation to each of the four steps (observation, response, judgment, implementation), and the capacity to go through the full cycle without significant distortions. In the report, each index is described in a short text. Bullet charts (see Figure 2 for illustration) depict the test person’s actual score against each index, represented by a narrow dark bar, as well as a numerical percentage value. Higher scores stand for greater ability. Normal scores are delimited by a dark shaded bar on the low end, and a light shaded bar on the high end. For each score, the normal score interval represents scores yielded by 68% of all test persons.

Figure 2: Sample VRP Chart

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Where one or more test scores deviate from the norm, a more in-depth analysis of the results is indicated. Imagos can make expertise for conducting clinical interpretations of VRP results available, and assist with the design and delivery of individual, team and organizational development programs.

Limitations

Human beings are complex creatures, whose conducts are not entirely predictable. They can act unexpectedly, both in more and in less desirable directions. Although the VRP measures valuational patterns, which are relatively stable over time, users are encouraged to complement VRP results with other sources of information.