A Grit scale test can help you find employees with the ability to realize their goals and produce results for your company. The Elite Grit Profile identifies why some individuals accomplish more than others, even when they seem to have the same cognitive ability and talent.
What is Grit? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, grit is a combination of personality traits that define “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.” It is the ability to predict successful outcomes in different situations. It is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals.
Why is Grit important? New research indicates that it plays a significant role in identifying success skills in the workplace. It has become a topic du jour. It caught the ears and eyes of business people especially the C-Suite and HR, after Angela Duckworth delivered a TED talk on the grit scale thathas since been viewed well over a million times.
How can Grit be measured? Grit can be reliably measured with a short grit assessment that measures these 5 traits
- Achievement Drive
- Can-Do Attitude
- Goal Focus
- Work Ethic
Not surprisingly, those employees who rank higher on a grit scale test are more single-minded about their goals.They tend to get obsessed with certain activities and are more likely to persist in the face of struggle and failure. Woody Allen famously declared that “Eighty percent of success is showing up”. Grit is what allows you show up again and again.
Our most important talent may be having a talent for working hard, for practicing even when practice isn’t fun. It’s about putting in the hours when we’d rather be streaming movies or playing games. Success is never easy. That’s why talent requires grit.
Ready to find out your Grit “score” or find out if your next hire has what it takes? Call us now at 800-803-4303 or request a demo of the Elite grit assessment.