It is often difficult to identify the key factors which limit personal success and effectiveness. When these sometimes nebulous blockages are made specific, it becomes possible to achieve essential changes. Warren Redman has used his many years of experience in helping individuals unlock their potential through the development of the Workscale and Lifescale.
Workscale analyses the individual's response to the work situation seeking to identify those factors that give pleasure or pain, create peace of mind or pressure, result in power or poverty.
A simple set of ten questions helps participants to recognise the balance - or lack of balance - between the things that satisfy them and those that frustrate them at work.
Lifescale applies the same questions to the participant's complete life situation, again seeking to identify the sources of satisfaction and frustration that contribute to the individual's sense of balance.
Though simple in structure, both scales are designed to be searching, powerful, open and challenging, and to raise questions of motivation, direction and prioritisation both at work and at home.
Workscale and Lifescale may be used:
● as preparation for an appraisal interview
● to review career achievements and future development needs
● in identifying sources of personal and job-related stress
● during counselling in work and whole-life settings
● to identify and deal with individual performance blockages
● for developing managers' coaching and counselling skills.