Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does the Jigsaw Discovery Tool compare with competitor tools?
A: The Jigsaw Discovery Tool is unique in that it is practical, engaging and memorable rather than a complex, questionnaire based assessment. In developing the Jigsaw Discovery Tool, we used the works of several leading researchers including Carl Jung, Hans Eysenck, Daniel Goleman and Michael Merzenich. That research included both psychological and neurological developments over the last half century.
The outcome of our research is that we have developed a learning and development experience that encompasses understanding the behaviour of others as well as oneself and creates immediately transferrable skills that enhance workplace productivity. Jigsaw Discovery Tool goes beyond many other profiling tools and answers the “So what” question.
Q: What exactly is unique about the Jigsaw Discovery Tool?
A: 1) Total learner involvement from beginning to end, there are no third party reports.
2) Participants self development is not restricted by self-limiting profile types. The results reveal a flexibility between styles rather than a fixed result. The Jigsaw Discovery Tool recognises that life is not an either or and has done away with the inadequacies of dichotomous views of behaviour. We recognise that people can and do display opposing behaviours dependent upon the situation.
3) The Jigsaw Discovery Tool behavioural framework is simple and easy to use rather than a complex questionnaire.
4) The Jigsaw Discovery Tool discovery experience is much more memorable than other profiling experiences because it is practical and engaging.
5) Neuro-plasticity refers to the brains ability to change, as a result of our thoughts and experiences. The Jigsaw Discovery Tool acknowledges this unlike many traditional profiling tools.
Q: Is the Jigsaw Discovery Tool like most other profiling tools in that it gives participants a personal profile?
A: The Jigsaw Discovery Tool does reveal a personal profile but not one that is based on personality. This is different from most of our competitors. We look at an individual's behaviour and how it can become more flexible to the needs of a given situation or relationship in order to develop a more successful outcome.
You could say that the Jigsaw Discovery Tool ,unlike other tools, has an outward focus rather than an inward focus. When participants leave a Jigsaw Discovery Tool discovery experience they will have not only learned more about their own preferred behavioural style but are also able to recognise the style of behaviour of peers, managers and customers.
Q: What level of staff is the Jigsaw Discovery Tool most suited to?
A: The discovery experience is ideal for staff at all levels of an organisation because it can be incorporated into so many different learning programs.
Because of its non-threatening design, the Jigsaw Discovery Tool fits well into all levels, regardless of seniority, and thus can be delivered across mixed teams as well as in-tact teams. Also, because it is accessible to everyone in the hierarchy, the whole organisation can benefit from the Jigsaw Discovery Tool discovery experience.
Q: Is the Jigsaw Discovery Tool available in any other languages?
A: Currently it is available in English and Arabic and we are working on a translation into Russian. As requirements for other languages arise we are certainly interested in pursuing them.