The Values & Motives Inventory (VMI)

The Values & Motives Inventory (VMI) reveals what drives a person and helps identify where they will likely most gain the most satisfaction at work. It helps a person understand what energises them by profiling their motivations. Motives and values are considered to be largely stable; they tend to change very little as a person grows older – what attracts you now will have the same impact on you later.

The Values & Motives Inventory assessment of personal values and motives covers three areas: values that influence a person’s approach to relationships, values connected to personal beliefs and attitudes that guide a person’s approach to everyday problems, and values that affect behaviour in the workplace.

This makes the Values & Motives Inventory an alternative to the Hogan Motives, Values Preferences Inventory (MVPI).

What can the Values & Motives Inventory personality test be used for?

The Values & Motives Inventory personality test identifies what a person wants to do, rather than what a person may need to do in certain situations. This information is invaluable as it enables a person to identify in which environment they will perform best.

Because the assessment can reveal a person’s values and motives, the Values & Motives Inventory is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:

Individual assessment

The Values & Motives Inventory identifies which motives and values are most significant for an individual. This assists the individual with their career development, as well as helping them understand how they may best relate with their team and an organisation’s culture.

Team development

The Values & Motives Inventory identifies the profile of a team and illustrates where the values and priorities within the team overlap (or don’t overlap). By using the Values & Motives Inventory for team profiling, the team can gain an awareness and appreciation of diversity of interests within the team, as well as identifying possible sources of internal conflict, enabling better team building.

Management development

The Values & Motives Inventory is also important when applied within a senior management team. Values & Motives Inventory profiling can assist in resolving diverse personal agendas, and establishing agreement on the values and culture the organisation should have enabling leadership and management development.

The Values & Motives Inventory assessment test takes about 20 minutes to complete.

How do I arrange the Values & Motives Inventory personality assessment?

Alison Price is a Chartered Psychologist and an Occupational Psychologist who is experienced in applying psychometrics, including the Values & Motives Inventory, and has the required qualifications to administer the assessment and provide valuable feedback one-to-one.

Should you be interested in using the Values & Motives Inventory, whether for your own development or within your organisation, please contact Alison for further information.