Barometer Reading
Theory of Play

PRESSURE MATRIX

Explore our theory of play and take our free workplace assessment to help set up your team learning and development for success

ABOUT THE MATRIX

We have developed a theory of play that identifies 9 characteristics of thriving teams that fall along two intersecting axes. The 3 columns represent underlying instincts that drive individual behavior, while the 3 rows correspond to core intents of an organization's operation:

Identity and Belonging Workplace Assessment
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Value and Appreciation Workplace Assessment
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Mission Alignment Workplace Assessment
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FEEL

Strategic Planning Workplace Assessment
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Growth and Development Workplace Assessment
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Clarity and Complexity Workplace Assessment
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THINK

WHY

Impact and Legacy Workplace Assessment
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WHAT

Decision Making Workplace Assessment
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HOW

Capacity and Tools Workplace Assessment
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(RE) ACT

Every team is comprised of individuals who resonate with and prioritize the 9 characteristics differently. Celebrating this diversity can help teams respond to and prepare for evolving trends. Much like the scientific instrument, our "Barometer Readings" are point-in-time measurements. We welcome you to use the tool to continuously assess your areas of greatest strengths, most needed improvements, and everything in between.

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FEEL

Driven by sensory and emotional responses

WHY

Seeking strong connection to the purpose and people behind the work.

THINK

Driven by logical, rational activity such as planning and careful analysis.

WHAT

Defining goals and metrics, as well as the skills and roles to succeed.

RE(ACT)

Driven by the need to be in motion and see measurable progress.

HOW

Identifying pathways and resources to accomplish goals and future growth.

HOW TO USE YOUR BAROMETER READING

Pressure Reading Assessment

This assessment was designed to identify individual or team pressure points. By knowing areas of strength (low pressure) and opportunities for growth (high pressure), you can select a game for effective learning and development.

Barometer XP wants to help you determine the right game for any moment. Whether you have the physical cards (pictured) or took the virtual assessment, email us your results and our experts will suggest games to play. You may also explore a few featured ideas and resources in our catalogue.