Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®)

The Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI test) is a valuable tool for individuals seeking to improve their work performance. This test measures thinking preferences based on the Whole Brain Thinking Preferences Model, allowing individuals to understand their cognitive strengths and areas for development. By identifying their dominant thinking style, individuals can leverage their strengths and challenge themselves to grow in areas that may be less natural to them. The HBDI test is not a selection or competency measure, but rather a preference measure, providing individuals with valuable insights into their thinking processes. In Australia, the HBDI profile has gained popularity as a means of personal and professional development, helping individuals to optimize their performance and achieve their goals.

HBDI was developed in the 1970’s by Ned Hermann which theorises that a person’s decision-making approaches and problem-solving is greatly influenced by their “dominant brain”. This refers to one or a combination of any of the four quadrants in the Whole Brain Thinking Model namely: Analytical, Practical, Relational, and Experimental styles.

Thus, if there’s one thing you should focus on to upgrade your efficacy and performance, your thinking style is a good place to start.

Benefits of an Individual HBDI Profile

HBDI is a great tool for bringing into awareness your style of thinking; one that’s very natural to them that you don’t even notice themselves doing it. It allows you to leverage your thinking preference such that you end up working more tasks that you’re sure to achieve the most results from.

Let’s look at this example— if you are found to be governed by your Practical brain by the HBDI, then you’re likely to be more attentive to detail and organised.

Thus, it may be best that you occupy a supervisory position, perhaps in offices that deal with safety controls, machine handling, and high-powered vehicles. The Practical employee’s inherently considered actions ensures that the well-being of fellow workers is looked after, minimising health risks and ultimately saving the company thousands of dollars in compensation claims.

It’s a win-win situation.

Now, imagine what it’s going to be like for other thinking preferences. Better yet, imagine the potential of an organisation composed of employees who are right where they need to be effective.Promising, right?

Other benefits of being aware of your Individual HBDI Profile includes:

  • Better person-job fit
  • Production of high-quality outcomes
  • Increased productivity
  • High job satisfaction
  • More potential to innovate
  • Quicker career development

Honing Your Less Preferred Thinking Styles

While it’s smart to play by your strength, it’s also important to stimulate other areas of your brain.

You see, your capacity is not limited to your thinking preference. Going back to the Whole Brain Thinking Model, it provides that although you’re inclined to think using your “dominant brain”, you can stimulate other quadrants when the situation calls for them. For instance, analytical individuals can lead an interest-based group— although with more difficulty than someone innately relational, they are capable nonetheless. Meaning— that with more training and exposure to socially challenging situations, you can strengthen a less dominant thinking preference.

This is another outcome you can expect from an Individual HBDI Profile. It prompts you to not only use what’s comfortable, but also challenge yourself and expand your horizons. So when we talk about improvement, you need not to look further because this is it.

This is exactly where it all begins.

Designed for any individual who would like to become conscious of their own mental preferences and thinking styles. This will allow anyone to be more at ease with themselves and more perceptive of the differences in how others might think, and provides them with a common language to be more effective with those other people.

What is involved?

Initial Information Session With the purchase of individual thinking preferences assessment. The purpose of this information is, to understand the purpose and the objective of the HBDI.

HBDI tool. WHS Training and Compliance Solutions will provide  your  private HBDI tool, and will send HBDI pack.

HBDI Individual Consultation Session. WHS Training and Compliance Solutions will provide a private 2-hour session  about your individual profile.

Inclusions: HBDI® Profile (inc’ PDF), Fundamentals, and Brainmail.

Includes individual HBDI® Profile Results Package and access to the Fundamentals e-learning introduction.

About the HBDI® Profile Package: This comprehensive report includes in-depth interpretation of the person’s HBDI® results, reference material about the Whole Brain® Model, comparison data and activities for further exploration and development.

About Brain Mail: Delivered monthly, our BrainMail series makes it easy to keep up the routine and keep getting more out of the HBDI® experience. This 12-month set of practical emails center around common issues people face every day at work and at home, from decision-making to email communications.

About Fundamentals: This 30-minute e-learning course will teach each thinker how to define and describe the Whole Brain Model, examine how preferences affect behaviours in work, communication, and planning, and explore how their own behaviour is affected by these thinking preferences.

  • Explore the art and science of the Whole Brain® Thinking Model
  • Receive and understand their HBDI® Profile results
  • Learn how to become a Whole Brain® Thinker, including options for stretching your thinking
  • Explore the power of diverse thinking
  • Learn to apply and speak the language of Whole Brain® Thinking

Find out how you can further wield your HBDI data to your career advantage. Phone us at 07 5499 2406 to book an online consultation.

This program is delivered Nationally or Internationally– contact us for a customised onsite, online and team consultation.