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Measuring pressure response

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Does anybody know of a psychometric, or other tool, which would help assess how well people might respond to pressure? The teams will be parachuted into "failing" major IT projects, so lots of time, cost and customer pressures.
Thanks
Penelope Johnson

2 Responses

  1. The Armed forces will love you if there is an answer
    Penelope

    The Navy, and all of the armed forces, create situations under which the pressure is created which is real but safe.
    The pressure is then increased until the standard has been met and the survivors are the people who are then badged with the ability to perform under pressure.
    This is an expensive and wasteful way of achieving this end but they know of no alternative.
    If anyone finds a phsycometric tool it will be worth its weight in gold to the MOD.

  2. Working Style Analysis for measuring performance under pressure
    The Working Style Analysis (WSA) has been developed to find out how people work best, particularly under pressure, how they learn at work, how they remember and solve problems. It is an on-line self-assessment instrument which reveals biological and learned style features at http://www.creativelearningcentre.com .

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