FPYC Personal Profile Summary

FPYC temperament type: IIFS – Idealistic, loyal, committed, intense, independent, complex, high intensity, inspirational.

Dominant intelligences: Logical Mathematical, Intrapersonal, Linguistic, Bodily Kinesthetic and Visual Spatial.

Dominant abilities: Self Discipline, Self Awareness, Physical, Teaching and Coaching, Mathematical and Caring and Serving.

Fields of Work: Military, Protective service and Food preparation and serving.

Knowledge worker status: Level 1 Knowledge Worker – Knowledge User.

Knowledge age skills:

Communication – Reasonable
Adaptability – Strong
Business – Strong
Team Work – Strong
Computer – Strong
Learning – Strong

More than anything else, understanding of my personality type is the key to my career satisfaction and success in the New World of Work.

1) My FPYC Temperament Type is defined by the four letter combination: IIFS

First and foremost I am an imaginative and private person who often hides my creativity from those I don’t know well or trust.

I tend to be reflective and thoughtful and I am strongly committed to my values that are the central pivot of my life.

I am more comfortable working in structured situations where there is a measure of order and predictability. I like to reach closure on the things I am dealing with rather than leaving matters undecided.

2. My Dominant Intelligences and Dominant Abilities

In the New World of Work it is dangerous to define my work by the tasks that make up my job description.

If those tasks are no longer required when things change (as they inevitably will) then I may no longer be required.

To future proof my career, I need to understand myself as a person with certain basic strengths that can be utilized in many different ways in many different situations.

This is why talent is one of the key concepts that you need to base my future career around.

In a rapidly-changing environment, an employer – rather than worrying about formal qualifications – is more likely to want someone who has demonstrated certain talents.

For example I am a person who is very organized and disciplined, has a very clear sense of what I can contribute and takes good advantage of my physical attributes in my work.

These talents, and others, are a crucial part of what I have to offer any employer, and to the way my career will unfold in the future.

MY DOMINANT INTELLIGENCES: Logical, Mathematical, Intrapersonal and Linguistic.
MY DOMINANT ABILITIES: Self Discipline, Self Awareness, Physical, Teaching and Coaching, Mathematical and Caring and Serving.

3. My3 Fields of Work

The three Fields of Work that best match my abilities, intelligences and interests are:

  • Military
  • Protective service
  • Food preparation and serving

4. My Knowledge Worker Status

I am a Level 1 Knowledge Worker

The first piece of good news is that I have many attributes required to succeed in the workplace of the knowledge age. According to the FPYC Knowledge Worker Index, which uses a complex formula that draws on 32 of the 86 questions from the FPYC Questionnaire, I am a Level 1 Knowledge Worker.

Since the guru of management gurus Peter Drucker coined the term over 40 years ago, there has been a lot of conjecture about what actually constitutes a knowledge worker.

Our definition of knowledge worker is much more useful than most, and includes three separate levels of workers: Industrial Workers, Level 1 Knowledge Workers and Level 2 Knowledge Workers.

On one hand career prospects for Level 1 Knowledge Workers, like me, are very bright, because in many respects Level 1 Knowledge Workers are the “rank and file” of the knowledge age. Millions of Level 1 Knowledge Workers are employed in organizations all over the world, operating information systems, using knowledge and dealing face-to-face with internal and external customers.

On the other hand, there is also a downside to this trend.

As the knowledge and information systems become increasingly sophisticated, they take over more and more of the left brain repetitive, systematic, computational work that many Level 1 Knowledge Workers currently do.

Therefore if I work involves this type of work, then chances are that – sooner or later – it will be automated and eliminated. This trend suggests two major strategies for Level 1 Knowledge Workers.

5. My Knowledge Age Skills

The Knowledge Age Skills are the six basic skills which all knowledge workers need to work with information and knowledge, and with the new structures that are now part and parcel of the New World of Work.

These are communication skills, team skills, adaptability skills, computer skills, business skills and learning skills.

I’m seem to be very strong in these fundamental knowledge age skills.

1. Communication skills my rating: Reasonable
In the industrial age, communication flowed from the top down. I took instructions from those above and passed them on to those below.

2. Team skills your rating: Strong
Work in the knowledge age is often the result of collaboration between groups of people working towards a common goal. Self-managing teams charged with the responsibility for certain outcomes are increasingly common. This is in stark contrast to the production-line model of the industrial age.

3. Adaptability skillsmy rating: Strong
One of the defining features of the workplace in the knowledge age is change. Being able to adapt quickly from one situation to the next is therefore a core requirement of knowledge workers – something your industrial age counterparts had to give little consideration.

4. Computer skills my rating: Strong
The driving technological force of the knowledge age, the computer, is a critical aspect of the majority of knowledge work. Basic computer skills are now as fundamental as basic literacy skills were in the industrial age.

5. Business skillsmy rating: Strong
It is much more important in the new economy to have a clear idea of your own contribution to the bottomline success of your organization. This helps secure both your position and the company’s in these turbulent times. This is quite different to the industrial age, when all you needed to worry about was completing your narrow range of tasks.

6. Learning skillsmy rating: Strong
New knowledge, products and processes are being generated at such a rate these days that we all need to learn at a fast pace just to keep up-to-date. Gone are the days where I could simply undertake training after leaving school that would see I am right throughout your career.

Because these skills are basic requirements of work in the knowledge age, I should look to improve in any areas that aren’t listed above as “Strong”.