• What kind of work
    fits your personality?

    The Octogram test is an instrument for describing your work style and the type of work that is the best fit for you

  • Where do you see yourself
    in the future?

    A plan works best when you know
    where you want to go

  • How does your team work together?
    What skills are missing?
    The Octogram is ideal for answering these questions

    How do you fit into
    the team?

The Octogram measures the psychological traits that make the Competing Values Framework so valuable for understanding workplace behavior. Formulated in the language and terminology of the workplace, your results are accessible and understandable, you will be able to recognize and apply this information immediately.

The Octogram describes the personality traits that drive the Quinn Model of behavior. This test gives you insight into your natural work and leadership style and is used for:

  • Career Coaching
  • Selection / Hiring
  • Team Building
  • Organizational Analysis

This information is essential for you as you plan for and move through your career.

Octogram Test

Focused on the workplace
The Competing Values Framework explains why some companies succeed and others fail in terms of Organizational Culture. Robert Quinn refined this model to describe how people behave in the work place. The Octogram test measures the personality traits that drive those specific behaviors.
The only psychometrically valid test for this model!
The results you receive are based on data collected from 152,030 respondents with extensive cross-validation with other psychometric instruments. We are continuously researching and refining this test based on our on-going research.
Research Validation Results
There is a wide base of literature on the Competing Values Framework including textbooks, management guides, and training manuals. Robert Quinn's book Becoming a Master Manager is already in it's 5th edition and is used extensively in top MBA programs. Creator Bert Goos has a free e-book "Your Power of 8" available from his web site.
Gap Analysis
Test yourself, your team, and your organization to identify skill gaps that need to be filled, then use the test to identify candidates to fill those gaps.

Take the Test

You can take the Octogram test directly to learn more about your own work style and what kinds of work would be ideal for you. This is the 'Basic' option listed below.

If Online Talent Manager is validating a new test, you can help us with our research by taking both the Octogram and the test being validated. You will ONLY receive the results of the Octogram test, because the test being validated is not yet valid. By helping us with this research, you will not be charged for the Octogram test results (see the example report link for a preview).

  • On-Screen Report Only example
  • Length: 45+ minutes (Research test and Octogram)
  • You will ONLY see the Octogram test results
  • On Screen and downloadable PDF Report example
  • Explanation of Octogram scores
  • Length: 13 minutes (Just the Octogram)