Psychodiagnosis and Organization

Psychodiagnosis and Organization

Psychodiagnosis applied to the world of organizations?

Without a doubt.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) acknowledges that some 136 billion hours are lost each year due to problems of a psychosocial nature.

A typical company asked me the following:

Emma, we want you to do an evaluation for two executives. Thanks.

The aspects we want considered in the evaluation are:

Candidate one:

  • Handling of emotions in stressful situations.
  • Perception of his own resources.
  • Level of energy and consistency.
  • Responsibility and involvement.
  • Handling of stress.
  • Impulsiveness vs control.
  • Leadership style.


Candidate two:

  • Perfectionism vs pragmatism.
  • Flexibility vs toughness.
  • Desire vs automatic response.
  • Strategic capacity.
  • Leadership style.

This request is an example of innovative and courageous initiatives typical of companies aware that they encourage self-knowledge focused on self-realization in the work environment, that transcend the purely mechanical or impersonal and focus on in-depth knowledge of self in order to constantly update its potential.

Having said this, psychodiagnosis in organizations?

As Jordi Vilà, President of Nexe, The Way of Change and main supporter of this pioneering initiative says:

“It’s taken us long enough!”

The success of any intervention aimed at change and transformation is to do a “good diagnosis.”

Through psychodiagnosis, we can objectively evaluate our psychological reality and how we relate with our surroundings in order to bring about improvements in our state of being and open up to the realization of our possibilities through self-knowledge, self-acceptance and motivation.

Psychodiagnosis lets us:

  • Enhance self-knowledge and the ability for self-control.
  • Identify traits, tendencies and patterns of behavior that may be interfering with our personal success or development, and how it affects our balance.
  • Promote self-understanding and control in order to attain our goals in life.
  • Maintain an attitude that is realistic and also constructive to oneself.
  • Distinguish and differentiate between what is helpful to us and what we need to change.
  • Recognize aspects of our personality that we either aren’t aware of or don’t want to admit.
  • Enhance self-trust and self-confidence to boost our self-esteem.
  • Be more honest with ourselves and improve as people.
  • Promote self-realization, health and well-being through a knowledge of self.
  • Develop a plan of action.
  • Be more conscientious.

And who can resist all this?

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