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Measure Of Entrepreneurial Talents And Abilities (META)

Work | Personality | Entrepreneurship | Leadership and Managerial Roles

Entrepreneurship is the genesis of business innovation and growth. All entrepreneurial activity starts at the individual level and some individuals have much more potential for it than others. Disruptive innovation  threatens  every  business  in  every  sector,and  happens  with  increasing  frequency  and speed. The only effective response to the threat is to build the capacity to innovate yourself.

META is a state-of-the-art psychometric test that identifies entrepreneurial potential in order to help businesses nurture and retain their entrepreneurial talent. On the other hand, the META Disruptive Talent  is  a  psychometric  measure  designed  to  help  businesses  identify,  understand, and  retain people with the ability to drive business innovation.

 

ASSESSMENT SCALES

The META includes the following scales:

  • Entrepreneurial Creativity: The ability to generate innovative business ideas
  • Opportunism: The tendency to spot new business opportunities
  • Proactivity: The energy and willingness to get stuff done right away
  • Vision: The tendency to have a meaningful mission in life and to see the bigger picture



The Disruptive Talent includes the following scales:

  • IDEATION: The generation of innovative business ideas
  • Curiosity: The strong desire to know and learn new things
  • Creativity: The ability to generate original ideas, to create and invent
  • Belief: The propensity to act on conviction,rather than trying to please others
  • EXECUTION: The realisation or application of innovative business ideas
  • Opportunism: The tendency to spot new business opportunities
  • Proactivity: The energy and willingness to get stuff done straight away
  • Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties-toughness; determination
  • LEADERSHIP: Leading innovative people and teams
  • Vision: The tendency to have a meaningful mission in life and to see the bigger picture
  • Authority: The tendency to take charge of situations; to command, control and direct
  • Stability: The ability to remain calm and optimistic under pressure
  • DERAILERS: Behaviours that may have a detrimental impact on a person’s performance and career progress.
  • Hubris: Excessive pride or self-confidence
  • Mercurial:The degree to which an individual demonstrates a ‘mercurial temperament’ (impulsivity, unpredictability, and eccentricity)
  • Dominance: The degree to which an individual demonstrates overbearing behaviour



AREAS OF APPLICATION

The META can be usedfor the following purposes:

  • Select  people  with  genuine  entrepreneurial  potential, not  just  to  start  businesses  but  to grow them
  • Develop  their  potential:  building  on  strengths,  managing  weaknesses,  and  increasing  self-awareness
  • Build entrepreneurial teams –put together the right combination of talents to maximise the chances of success
  • Benchmark them against global norms



The Disruptive Talent can be used for the following purposes:

  • Recruit-and  select  people  with  the  potential  to  generate,  execute  and  lead  business innovation
  • Identify  the  hidden  disruptive  talent  in  your  organisation  and  provide  a  framework  for  its development
  • Build high-performing teams, ensuring the best possible combination of people,in order to maximise creative thinking, innovation and growth


REPORT OPTIONS

The META has the following software reports available:

  • Meta ProfileReport: Thisreport provides detailed analysis and interpretation of the participants’scores in each of the dimensions -Creativity, Opportunism, Proactivity and Vision -both in termsof behavioural implications and personal development.
  • Meta Managers Report: Designed to be used by the manager. The report provides a profile of the candidate’s scores and implications that are useful for the manager in developmental processes with the candidate.
  • Disruptive  Talent  Profile  Report: The  report  has  been  designed  to  help  businesses  identify, understand and retain people with the ability to drive business innovation.



SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH

JvR Psychometrics welcomes  the opportunity to partner with clients in conducting research. Please feel welcome to contact us should you consider using this assessment for research purposes.

Basic info

Training

Optional

Age range

16 years and older

Administration time

10-15 minutes (90 items)

Comparison group

Global and SA Norms

Language availability

English

Scoring options

Online

Integrated report options

YES

Additional info

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