Special Information about Challenge and Freedom Scores and Reporting
The Challenge and Freedom Component scores will be retired February 1, 2022. At the same time, we will release a new report – the Image Management (click here) report. Image Management is one of the six Birkman Perspectives scales and provides rich information on attitudes and perspectives.
Which reports are affected?
- Challenge & Freedom – this report will be discontinued, and we will replace it with our new Image Management report.
- Comprint – Challenge and Freedom scores will be removed from the report, and the Image Management score will be added.
- Advanced Summary – Challenge and Freedom scores will be removed from the report, and the Image Management score will be added.
How can I access these report formats?
- All three of these reports will be included as part of our Professional and Premier reporting packages (click here to view a report comparison between Signature Suite and Professional or Premier) as of February 1, 2022. They will not be added to any other reporting package, nor available individually.
NOTE: If a respondent has a Birkman ID that does not begin with a “G”, the Image Management report cannot be generated for them. This primarily affects those who completed the questionnaire prior to 2003. They must complete a new questionnaire to get either the Image Management or Mindset report. Birkman will send the questionnaire and add the respondent’s data to your account free of charge. Please contact our Support team for assistance. This is the error message you will see when generating an Image Management report: “Perspectives data cannot be generated for the following respondents: [NAME] – [Birkman ID]. Please contact email@example.com for assistance.”
Where can I find out more information?
- We will be updating this page with detailed information about Image Management, including various training resources to help you effectively use this report. Please check back often!
To our Corporate Customers and Birkman Certified Professionals in English-speaking countries
Our continued success together requires us to have a streamlined reporting portfolio that better meets the needs of our constantly changing world. We have made a significant effort since 2016 to provide updated look and feel to our reporting, and to add reports that are relevant to specific needs of companies and individuals today. Now comes the time that we retire many of those reports that have become outdated or have already been replaced by new reports. This will ensure that all Birkman reporting works together as a cohesive package for our clients.
As a result, we will be removing Birkman report formats from the BirkmanDirect system that are no longer central to our corporate strategy. Click here for a list of the reports that will be discontinued on February 1, 2022.
On this list we have noted the report “style” that is being retired – Legacy or BNEXT. The majority of the reports being retired are Legacy. Legacy reports were released prior to 2016, and do not have the modern aesthetics or updated Component and Interests names of our BNEXT reports, which were released starting in 2016. Many of these Legacy reports have an updated BNEXT version, which you may already be using. Click here to view a sample Basics Report (Legacy) and Click here for a sample Basics Report (BNEXT) to compare the two report styles. If you’re unclear which version of reports you are currently using, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We are actively notifying customers with current access to any of these reports to allow them time to transition to other reports or reporting packages; however, we encourage everyone to review the list of reports being retired to ensure you are aware of the changes.
To our Corporate Customers and Birkman Certified Professionals utilizing languages other than English
Reporting updates in languages other than English may have an extended timeline beyond February 1, 2022. For those clients and consultants that purchase Birkman through one of our International Distributors or Partners, please anticipate that they will communicate updates and new reporting options as they become available.
Additional Notes for All Birkman Certified Professionals
We ask that you please remove all references to the reports that are being retired from your websites and marketing materials as soon as possible. Since your clients rely on you to stay up to date, this will ensure that you are not promoting Birkman reports and reporting packages that are no longer available for your clients’ ongoing programs. Let us know if we can help! We are eager to work with you to update your and your clients’ Birkman reporting.
Please note that Birkman maintains ownership of all intellectual property rights on these formats.
Birkman appreciates and values our business relationship, and we regret any inconvenience this announcement may cause. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com if you have any questions.