Professor Adrian Furnham, University College - London

A revolutionary organimetric.

The GC Index® is the organimetric that liberates everyone to make a positive impact in their world.

It shows individuals, teams and organisations, how they can make their best contribution to drive measurable outcomes and boost performance.

 

Unlike other assessment tools The GC Index® doesn’t measure personality type, skills or leadership qualities, instead measuring the preferred inclination of how individuals contribute to a project, role or organisation.

 

It is truly revolutionising the way that individuals, teams and organisations operate, shifting mindsets to focus on impact. 

And it's this that is transforming recruitment in the 21st Century.

Making hiring decisions is easily the hardest management task to get right. but, getting it right is the difference between ‘’Good’ and ‘Great’ recruitment.

When making hiring decisions, we traditionally take skills, education and knowledge into account. We also take work & other related experience into account. And finally, in many roles we also take personality into account, usually measured with a psychometric test.

Most importantly, we hope the people we choose will have the right impact in the role, team and/or company - in other words, that they will make the appropriate contribution and that the role will fit their preferences. Moreover, we hope that once hired, they will have the maximum impact possible.

The problem is, as statistics betray, that there is often a mismatch between the preferred impact of the candidate and the required impact of the role and/or team.

Until the development of The GC Index®, there was no scientific means to identify what impact an individual is inclined to make, which means that the only option open to recruiters is literally to hope the chosen person is the right fit.

The GC Index® was created by Dr John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist at The GC Index® and Adrian Furnham, Management Expert and Professor of Psychology at University College London, following the launch of The DNA of A Game Changer research.

 

With The GC Index®, for the first time ever, organisations have a common language to understand the impact of all their people and so can organise them more effectively to:
 

  • Increase productivity

  • Enhance wellbeing and motivation 

  • Improve staff retention

  • Gain competitive advantage, and;

  • Drive transformational change

The GC Index provides a common language of impact and contribution.

Introducing the proven method of measuring the impact of any individual.

The GC Index® language and framework is based around five key areas of impact. Any individual will have a proclivity to make a certain impact across these five areas - understanding how this looks for them provides deep insight into the package of contribution they bring to any role, beyond their skills, experience and personal style. 

The five roles are:

  • The Game Changer – Transforms the future (have great ideas)

  • The Strategist – Maps the future (make sense of ideas)

  • The Implementer – Builds the future (get things done)

  • The Polisher – Creates a future to be proud of (make things brilliant)

  • The Play Maker – Orchestrates the future (bring people together)

There is a distinction between individuals who seek to make an impact through ideas (The Game Changer / The Strategist) and individuals who are focused on making an impact through tasks (The Polisher / The Implementer). There is also an accommodation for individuals who prefer to contribute through relationships (The Play Maker).

The GC Index® delivers three uniquely powerful views on the impact of Individuals, Teams and Organisations.

And a revolutionary window on leadership impact.

The GC Index® is delivered via a simple online test which takes the candidate around 15 minutes to complete. From this, a wealth of information can be produced easily and in a form which is relatable, understandable and yet incredibly powerful.

Some examples are:

  • An Individual Profile detailing the candidate's impact in considerable detail

  • A Team Profile detailing the combined impact of a group of individuals

  • An Organisational Profile describing the collective impact of an organisation, based on the impact of its teams and individuals

The GC Index® also provides groundbreaking insight into an individual's leadership impact. Usually, the two highest areas of impact define the type of contribution an individual will make in a leadership role. Some examples of how this looks in the real world are as follows:

Used worldwide. Loved worldwide.

The GC Index® has reached a worldwide audience within a very short space of time. It is already in use in a wide variety of applications across a tremendous variety of organisations. Here is a selection of some of them:

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what others say.

"Without doubt The GC Index is the most comprehensive framework I've used to help individuals, teams and organisations understand how they make an impact in the workplace. It's so simple to use and easy to apply, which makes it accessible and meaningful to everyone.

Robert Walker, Senior Director - TMForum

Further reading.

The GC Index Recruitment Guidelines and Protocol For Candidates

White Paper - The Revolutionary Framework That's Transforming Candidate Selection

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