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The Science of Weavee

The smartest way to reach your human capital potential

Understanding your personality is an outstanding tactic to unlock self-knowledge and create self-awareness, a smart way to truly tap into your human capital potential

But as a leader it is also vitally important to understand what motivates the individuals on your team so you can help them reach their potential. It is an unfortunate reality that daily life often includes numerous (and often unexpected) obstacles to achieving our goals; this is where Weavee can help you

Built on The “Big 5” Psychometric

The foundation of modern professional psychology tools

In order to foster your team’s human capital potential, a strong foundation is needed from which to build from. At Weavee, our foundation takes the form of an empirically-backed methodology, rooted in the field of personality psychology

Although the theories date back many years and examines personality from many domains, the modern science and research has advanced significantly. With an academically-supported approach, we’ve condensed the most relevant and informative elements of that research, to help you understand the key which will help unlock your team’s true potential

Personality Measurement

Our measurement tool is a survey generated from the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) a scientifically developed inventory of items developed for the purpose of measuring personality (Goldberg et al, 2006). Our 120-item survey offers a reliable way to get an accurate measurement of your personality as it relates to the Big 5


The impact an individual’s personality can have on their work life has obvious influences on their motivation as well. Researchers studying the effect of personality on motivation have suggested a clear link between certain facets of the Big 5 and motivation (Parks, & Guay, 2009). This link remains present, even when controlling for the details of how one defines “motivation” (Judge, R. Ilies, 2002). Furthermore, neuroticism has been linked to a concept known as self-efficacy (related to self-confidence) which has been shown to significantly influence levels of individual motivation (Judge, Erez, & Bono, 1998, Bandura & Locke, 2003)

The scientific sub-field dates back to the 19th century, when researchers began to study how relevant aspects of personality became encoded in language (Galton, 1884). Fast-forwarding over 130 years and multiple different models scientists have finally agreed on the Five-Factor Model, or “Big 5” (Costa & McCrae, 1992, and Norman, 1963), a model of personality which offers a robust and easily understood platform from which personality as a whole can be understood and performance predicted



Openness indicates the level of curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety of individual experiences


High levels of conscientiousness suggest that an individual tends to be highly organized, dutiful and self-disciplined


This is often viewed as the sociability trait. It reflects the degree to which an individual finds social interactions stimulating and exciting


Agreeableness indicates the level people go to to be accommodating and agree with others to achieve social coherence


Although often viewed as a “bad” trait, in reality, there is no such thing as a good or bad trait. Neuroticism is best understood as the level to which an individual is in touch with their emotions

We Use Linguistic Analytics

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To extract unique job industry datasets

Every day Weavee analyses thousands of job descriptions to identify patterns in the personality and skill requirements of job descriptions. Our Live Personality Matrix is able to answer questions using globally aggregated datasets

e.g. Are programming jobs really suited to Introverts?

We Use Machine Learning

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To build benchmarks and patterns identified from 1mil+ datapoints

Using both our Linguistic Analytics and Big Five psychometric data pools Weavee is able to provide recommendations on organizational culture gaps and accurately measure progress towards employee engagement objectives

e.g. Hiring more adventurousness personality types will improve level of innovation

How Weavee applies to the workplace

Understanding how organizations are designed

Although understanding individuals through the lens of personality can seem unnecessary or “just for fun”, it offers self-awareness akin to turning on a light in a dark room

In the context of the workplace, personality facets related to the Big 5 have been suggested to be influential on an individual's satisfaction, perceived organizational fit (Judge and Cable 1997), interview outcomes (Caldwell & Burger, 1998), and, in some cases, overall performance within an organization (Hogan & Holland, 2003)

Even before an applicant begins a job, studies have suggested that individuals with high scores of extraversion were more drawn to jobs which emphasized a team, whilst those high in agreeableness were drawn more to companies emphasizing employee support (Judge and Cable 1997), and more conscientious applicants were more drawn to large organizations (Lievens, Decaesteker, Coetsier, and Geirnaert 2001)

Your teams collaboration score

The preference for teamwork and cooperation, with an openness to relationships

What does this mean?

Pros: Employees who value collaboration will work well in teams and are able to successfully delegate and complete tasks while enjoying the process
Cons: Although employees who value collaboration enjoy working with people, the group environment could serve as a distraction, sacrificing focus for socializing

What would be the effect of reducing this score?

Pros: Employees who don’t value collaboration highly may produce excellent work when able to work independently and autonomously, and may be less susceptible to social distractions in group settings
Cons: Individuals who don’t value collaboration may have difficulties in the team setting including: hesitancy to rely on others, difficulty delegating or being delegated tasks and negatively influence the overall group dynamic

How Weavee Applies to YOUR workplace

Culture Analytics - Combining modern workforce analysis for actionable insight

Ever wondered how to build the best team possible using modern tools and not relying on gut instinct? Then you are in the 3% of people championing modern ways to attract and engage talent. Using previously hidden data it is possible to understand the layers of a team, to build a team which outperforms it's peers and additionally champions unbiased and diverse ways of thinking

Why you should be using the Big 5

The empirical support for personality's influence on work-related outcomes is overwhelming. Considering the far-reaching benefits this access to self-awareness and team personality has, it could be perceived as poor practice not to utilize you and your teams uniqueness to its full potential

With that in mind, and after taking the time to better understand your teams, continue to navigate the hurdles of your daily lives and use Weavee to keep striving toward your human capital potential

What example outputs can Weavee produce?

29% of your team love to help others and like to see their whole team succeed

58% of your team are resistant to change

90% of your employees like to take charge and lead others

30% of your employees are not sure how to ask for help and are therefore less proactive in solving problems

The insights we uncover will enable a laser focus toward improved team performance

With Weavee providing you recommendations on your team alongside how to engage them it is possible to engineer the strategy and foresight which will transform your approach to people management, enabling you to reduce attrition and improve employee engagement

Speak to the Weavee team to reach your human capital potential