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d3 Potential Analysis


“It is difficult to measure the fire in a person´s belly!” (Lee Iacocca) You can’t smell potentials, can’t taste them, and can’t tell what potentials people have just by looking at them. Instead, performance potentials only become recognizable in a realistic environment, that is, when people have to deal with challenges by themselves.

We conceptualize each potential analysis individually – tailored to the specific job definition. For example, is the task career planning and the discovery of personal talents, is it a new, clearly defined task / function, or is it competencies in the context of a qualification program?
Our approach simulates real, current, or future demands and takes into consideration the dynamics, complexity, and social structure of the environment as well as effective standards for success and the corporate culture.

In planning and carrying out potential analyses, we orient ourselves on the following professional standards, among others:

  • Link to the company: The reference points of every d3 potential analysis are concrete, observable, and company-specific potentials criteria and realistic tasks and demands.
  • Multi-dimensional: Assessment in various situations or types of exercises (written, oral; alone, in a team; presentations; face to face interactions, etc.), questionnaires, etc.
  • “Multiple eyes principle”: Assessment by company-internal, trained observers as well as d3 consultants trained in aptitude diagnostics; inclusion of self-evaluation and evaluation by others for objective assessments and depth
  • Repeated assessment: Each potentials category is assessed multiple times so that a stable behavioral pattern becomes clear

In multiple-stage development programs, we use potential analyses at the beginning in order to obtain a clear picture of where the participants stand in relation to the competencies in focus. From that, we determine where the development program should start in order to provide optimal, potentials-oriented training. The potential analysis is also the basis for the definition of individual development goals which are then checked by us at the end of the program.
The potential analysis therefore also offers the best conditions for a sound control of learning success.

Your Benefits

  • Realistically recognize and tap into potentials reserves
  • Make a tailored program possible
  • Prepare well-founded further education and selection decisions
  • Promotion of realistic self-assessments
  • Openness and motivation for individual progress
  • Sound basis for career and talent management
  • Solid basis for controlling learning success

What our clients say

»For several years I have worked successfully and gladly with d3 – particularly in manager development.

In my experience, the potentials analysis at the beginning of development programs is a key building block for the high effectiveness of the d3 development programs. It is an excellent basis for the training programs and praxis for looking individually and continually at the specific topics and personal development goals and potentials of every individual.

With this, we achieve a high motivation for development with our managers and, in our everyday work, tangible and positive effects.«

Dieter Leifert Sales Manager | Key Account | Export, PUK-WERKE KG, Berlin