For years I have been using what I call 'Behavioural Styles', 'Driver', 'Analyst', 'Expressive' and 'Amiable', which to me has always been easy to use and fits in nicely to a good day on communication. I was concerned that I could be breaching copywrite, and today found out that the questionnaire is actually 'Social Styles' and yes, we have been breaching copywrite.
To use it now the cost is $30 per person and to do the cost justice it needs half a day, which pretty much takes away all the advantages the version I have been using has, + the additional cost I can't swallow and the client will not pay. I also have to become 'accredited' for the bargain price of £900 + VAT. As I am already SDI qualified and their questionnaires are cheaper, I can't see the point, and SDI takes too long to do as well, so back to square one.
So now I need an alternative. Does anyone know of an off-the-shelf questionnaire where I don't have to spend up to £1000 to learn how to use, that costs under a tenner per person and takes about an hour + half to do. We want a quick indication of style as a basis for an exercise, not a detailed psycho analysis of character.
Any help greatfully received.