Motivation Questionnaire VMI

The VMI is a normative self-report questionnaire which profiles the motivating forces that potentially determine the amount of energy or effort that an individual is likely to expend in particular activities. As such it can be used on its own or as part of an assessment battery for selection, development, guidance and team-building. It can assist in directing individuals into areas where they are likely to gain most satisfaction and make the greatest contribution.

The VMI scales have been selected not only for their relevance to the workplace but on the basis of a thorough review of those values which have been identified in previous research as being important determinants of behaviour at work. These cover three broad areas, Interpersonal, Extrinsic and Intrinsic. Interpersonal values are those which influence an individual’s approach to relationships with others. Extrinsic values and motives are factors which could sustain behaviour in the workplace. Intrinsic values and motives relate to personal beliefs and attitudes which could guide an individual’s decisions in respect of everyday problems.