Context-Driven People Development

IDI, the Interpersonal Dynamics Inventory, is a development platform that employs a context-driven approach by focusing on an individual’s functional role to nurture social intelligence in the workplace, based on the premise that social intelligence is not an innate talent but a set of skills that can be learned and developed.

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A specific starting point to nurture social intelligence

Developing soft skills can pose challenges for individuals and organizations. One of the main obstacles is knowing where to start in a meaningful way. With IDI, the development journey starts with insights into how individuals currently act in their role, as perceived by those they work with.

IDI Profile

Inventory of social skills

IDI Platform consists of three parts. The first one, IDI Profile, is an advanced psychometric tool designed to create an inventory of interpersonal (social) skills of individuals and groups within organizational settings.

The IDI Profile integrates results from two perspectives:

1. Self-assessment, where an individual evaluate how they think their own behavior is perceived. This (internal perspective) views the thoughts, experiences, and feelings of an individual, shedding light on the intentions behind their actions.

2. Assessments from other people (aggregated to an anonymous and value-neutral data point), evaluate how they percieve the individual in their functional role. This (external perspective) highlights the outcomes of the individuals actions

IDI Profile is an inventory of an individual’s interpersonal skills in their functional role in a work context.  A person’s functional role in a specific work context emphasizes the dynamic interplay between:

1. I, the personal/individual identity.
2. We, the interpersonal/group dynamics.
3. It, the impersonal/work task.

IDI Profile measures three independent dimensions that are integral to understanding how individuals interact with others, approach tasks, and adapt to changing situations in the workplace. The dimensions are:

1. Directiveness measures how an individual balances focus between effectively conveys their ideas and being receptive to others’ opinions.
2. Affiliation evaluates the balance an individual maintains between accomplishing tasks and building positive relationships.
3. Adaptability is about being mindful of one’s own needs while remaining attentive to the needs and perspectives of others.

Creating an IDI Profile takes about 15 minutes.

1. Sign up!
2. Select a role to assess.
3. Complete your self-assessment.
4. Invite others to assess you.
5. Your IDI Profile is completed.
6. Learn more in IDI Academy.

IDI Academy

Development of social skills

IDI Academy, grounded in the principles of reductionism, offers a personalised development journey by utilizing micro-courses focused on action science, developmental, cognitive, social and behavioral psychology, integrated with IDI Profile. This innovative approach nurtures social intelligence in workplace by breaking down complex concepts into simpler, more understandable components.

The integration between IDI Profile and IDI Academy enables personalized learning experiences. Individuals can understand their unique interpersonal dynamics as perceived by others—across the dimensions of Directiveness, Affiliation, and Adaptability in relation to a number of different subjects —and tailor their development efforts accordingly.

IDI Academy is based, among other things, in the recognition of fundamental systematic errors in human thinking and interaction, addressing these through a structured and context-driven approach. It leverages the insights provided by the IDI Profile, making these errors not only more identifiable but also directly applicable to an individual’s personal and professional development.

IDI Academy’s curriculum is designed to transform these insights into actionable knowledge, enabling individuals to understand and navigate the complexities of interpersonal dynamics effectively.

The Awareness module focuses on laying the foundational knowledge necessary for all social interactions. Users learn about the intricacies of the mind, including mindset and intentions, which are critical for understanding oneself and others.

This module aims to enable individuals to recognize their own patterns of thinking and behavior as well as those of their colleagues, and highlight the systematic errors in thinking that can undermine effective social interaction. It delves into the complexities of the mind and the pervasive impact of cognitive biases and how these systematic errors influence perceptions, decisions, and interactions within the workplace. 

By dissecting the roots of these cognitive biases, the module equips individuals with the knowledge to recognize and mitigate their impact on interpersonal dynamics.

In the Actions module, the focus shifts to the practical implications of one’s behavior in the workplace. Users learn about the impact of their actions, the outcomes they lead to, and the behavioral adjustments we do to achieve the desired outcome.

Actions module also emphasizes the contradiction between how we tend to see ourselves primarily in the light of our intentions, which are invisible to others, while we see others mainly in the light of their actions, which are all that’s visible to us. This critical exploration addresses the inherent bias in attributing our behaviors to situational factors while attributing others’ behaviors to their character.

By confronting this discrepancy, the module encourages Individuals to adopt a more balanced and empathetic approach to evaluating workplace dynamics and to critically assess their behavior and its repercussions.

The Change module delves into the processes and mindsets required to initiate and sustain meaningful personal and organizational transformation. It explores what necessitates change, what enables it, and what ultimately drives it, emphasizing the importance of reflection and perspective-shifting.

Users are equipped with the tools to critically evaluate existing norms and practices, identify areas for growth, and implement strategies for change. This includes learning to embrace ambiguity, adapt to new circumstances, and overcome resistance to change.

By fostering an environment that values continuous learning and adaptability, IDI Academy aims to cultivate individuals who are not only resilient in the face of change but also agents of change within their organizations.

Once you have received your IDI Profile, your journey continues in IDI Academy. Completing a course in IDI Academy takes 5-10min:

1. Select a Module and Category to start with.
2. Choose a micro course to study.
3. Read through all parts and answer the Quiz.
4. Congratulations! You have taken the first step.
5. Continue with a new course in the same category.
6. Or choose to continue in a new category/module.

IDI Progress

Track your development progress

IDI Platform’s coupling with constructive-developmental psychology offers a unique approach to tailored development pathways for personal and professional growth. With the aim of improving one’s ability to manage complexity, autonomy and interdependence in social contexts.

By aligning IDI’s focus on Directiveness, Affiliation, and Adaptability with the stages of constructive developmental theory, individuals can develop a deeper sense of agency and ability to engage in more effective interpersonal interactions.

Constructive-developmental psychology, pioneered by Robert Kegan, outlines the stages through which individuals progress as they construct a more complex understanding of themselves, others, and the world around them. This progression enables individuals to navigate increasingly complex social environments with greater efficacy and adaptability. Some of the stages are:

Impulsive Mind: Focus on immediate needs and impulses, common in early childhood.

Imperial Mind: Self-centered, awareness of personal needs and desires, often seen in adolescence, but 6% of the adult population also fall into this stage.

Socialized Mind: Oriented around relationships and societal norms, 58% of the adult population fall into this stage.

Self-Authoring Mind: Development of a personal value system, guiding decision-making and independence, 35% of the adult population falls into this stage.

Self-Transforming Mind: Recognition of multiple perspectives and the complexity of the world, reflects deep understanding and interconnectedness, less than 1% of the adult population falls into this stage. 

Constructive Developmental Theory’s concept of self-authorship, where individuals become capable of steering their lives according to their values and beliefs, aligns with IDI’s dimension of Directiveness.

Balancing directiveness can empower individuals to assert their ideas and leadership more effectively, reflecting a higher stage of development where they are not just reacting to their environment but actively shaping it.

At higher developmental stages, individuals recognize the importance of interdependence, balancing their needs with those of others. IDI’s Affiliation dimension underscores the importance of building and maintaining relationships, a critical aspect of navigating complex social settings.

By developing skills in affiliation, individuals can foster deeper connections and collaborative environments, essential for thriving in interdependent contexts.

As individuals progress in their developmental journey, their ability to handle complexity and ambiguity improves. IDI’s Adaptability dimension directly contributes to this capability, encouraging individuals to flexibly adjust their behaviors and strategies in response to diverse needs and situations.

This flexibility is a hallmark of advanced developmental stages, where the ability to perceive and integrate multiple perspectives is crucial.

Incorporating IDI within the framework of Constructive Developmental Theory enables a structured approach to developing high agency through enhanced interpersonal dynamics.

It offers a pathway for individuals to evolve from being subject to their environment to being active agents who can influence and shape their social worlds.

This synergy between IDI and Constructive Developmental Theory not only facilitates personal growth but also enhances one’s ability to contribute positively to organizational and societal change.

IDI supports your continuous development with tailored development pathways. After completing the IDI Profile and started studying in the IDI Academy:

– Choose a direction and a subject to study.
– Vary your learning about the different subjects.
– Unlock more advanced courses.
– Read more in depth.
– Apply your newly learned skills.
– Follow up with a new IDI Profile.
– Set a new direction for your development.
– Track your progress in the IDI Platform.
– Repeat!

This will aid you to take small steps to lasting change!

Attaining High Agency

Acting purposefully and effectively

The purpose of IDI is to enhance social intelligence and help individuals to develop a more nuanced understanding of how their interpersonal dynamics affect their capacity to act with agency in various situations.

High agency is a term often used in psychology and personal development contexts to describe an individual’s proactive approach to life, characterized by the belief that one can influence their surroundings and the outcome of events through their actions.

Individuals with high agency actively engaging in shaping their path rather than passively experiencing life. They take initiative, are solution-focused, and persist in overcoming obstacles instead of passively accepting their circumstances.

IDI Platform is intricately linked with the concept of high agency, serving a pivotal role in fostering the development of behaviors and mindsets conducive to high agency in individuals within a workplace context.

Achieving high agency through the IDI Platform involves enhancing one’s to balance Directiveness, Affiliation, and Adaptability, reflecting an individual’s capacity to influence, connect with others, and adapt to varying social needs and situations. This approach aligns with fostering a proactive, solution-oriented mindset, crucial for high agency.

Built for everyone in your organization

An holistic approach to people development that enables an aligned organizational culture.


IDI helps individuals increase awareness of themselves and others, and enhances their ability to act, reflect, and adjust perspective.


IDI enables leaders develop a more conscious leadership that transforms individual potential into committed collective performance.

Teams and groups

IDI enable teams to have conversations with a value-neutral common language and increase awareness of the groups interpersonal dynamic.


IDI help organisations understand the composition of the interpersonal culture of the workforce, enabling organizational consciousness.

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Choose a plan that works for you, your group or organization and let us help you get started right away or tailor a solution for you specific needs.​


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