In the Autonomy Test, candidates are asked to rate how important autonomy is to them. For candidates who value autonomy, it is important that people receive the ability to make their own decisions without being controlled by anyone else. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on autonomy in a team.
The Autonomy Test at a glance
When to use: This test can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.
Example question : Candidates rate how important a value is to them on a scale from one to seven. This is an example of a question: "How important is Autonomy to you? For those who value autonomy, it is important that people receive the ability to make their own decisions without being controlled by anyone else".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important autonomy is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Autonomy Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the autonomy aspect of your company's culture.
The Autonomy Test is part of the HiPeople Culture Add Inventory. The Culture Add Inventory is a collection of work values that measure an individual's contribution to culture. It is inspired by groundbreaking research such as Schwartz's Theory of Basic Human Values and the Organizational Culture Profiler, which was developed at Stanford University.
The HiPeople Culture Add Inventory is highly customizable, making it perfect for organizations that want to hire individuals who will positively add to their culture. To make the most of your Culture Add Assessment, we recommend using several values from the HiPeople Culture Add Inventory.
If you are interested in the science behind Culture Add, start with this scientific publication.
The qualities of a candidate with high test scores
When you hire someone who scores high on the Autonomy Test, you can expect them to shape the autonomy culture of their new team. People who score high on this test value autonomy at work and believe that people should be able to make their own decisions without being controlled by anyone else. This type of person will create an environment where team members feel comfortable speaking up and making decisions for themselves. As a result, the team will likely be more productive and innovative.
Can the autonomy culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
A team that lacks autonomy culture may have difficulty making decisions without someone else's input. This can be frustrating for team members and limit the team's ability to be productive. Hiring a person who deeply cares about autonomy would make a positive change by strengthening the teams autonomy culture. This new team member would be able to help the team make decisions and feel more comfortable with their work.
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