How 4G Works
Linking Behaviour to Bottom Line Performance
A Summary of How 4G Works 4G is a proprietary approach to predicting relationships, behaviour and group cultures. Based in part on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, 4G incorporates measures of people’s strengths, creativity, motivation and weaknesses. The model contains 16 definitions of individual’s behavior, 14 different relationship types and 4 examples of group culture.
How does 4G work?
depending on what is required.
with human confirmation, this is an excellent way to avoid any problems of
Using 4G is a very quick and simple
The diagram below gives a snapshot of
'faking' or people trying to create an
process. People generally need an
the questionnaire and the adjectives
image of themselves that doesn't hold
hour, split between a short briefing, an
that people need to select in order to
true. Whilst it is very rare that we find
online personality questionnaire and a
describe themselves. To ensure under-
people who have 'lied', this combina-
standing, each adjective is accompa-
tion works very well and allows us to
nied by a popup definition when an
avoid many of the problems that can
In the case of team building and devel-
individual places their mouse over a
emerge in the gaps between psycho-
opmental activities, further time may
metric tests and reality.
for individuals or for the whole group.
How do you prevent ‘faking’ or
What research has been done into
At the end of the process, individuals
group report is made available for the
One of the things we do during a feed-
4G has undergone a variety of psycho-
decision maker and/or the group,
back session is to establish the consis-
metric and statistical tests establishing
tencies or incon-
the validity and reliability of the instru-
ment. These include Cronbach’s Alpha,
standard error of measurement, factor
analysis, convergent and criterion
be spent on additional feedback, either
receive their own reports, while a
q u e s t i o n n a i re and
Another important part of the research
into 4G is that of fairness and freedom
from systematic bias. In other words, is
4G bias against one particular subgroup
data from the
or another? This is of greatest impor-
q u e s t i o n n a i re
tance when considering the legal
implications of psychometrics and the
Who are we?
use of instruments in the workplace. On
Four Groups work with a new approach to behav-
the basis of this definition, 4G offers no
iours, relationships and culture. This document pro-
significant bias against any subgroup.
vides some background and a short to our propeirtary methodology, 4G.
The resulting research and empirical evidence shows support for the use of 4G in a commercial setting. Further information can be found at the link below. http://www.fourgroups.com/research If you would like to see a cop of the test manual, please get in touch with us. Is there any more information on the theory behind 4G? If you would like to find out more about the theory behind 4G, please visit the page below where you can view further information and an animation explaining this in more detail. http://www.fourgroups.com/theory
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Published on Dec 23, 2009
4G is a proprietary approach to predicting relationships, behaviour and group cultures. Based in part on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl...