Why the Jigsaw Discovery Tool Stands Out

Why the Jigsaw Discovery Tool Stands Out

The Jigsaw Discovery Tool is unique, using psychological and neuroscientific concepts to achieve tangible results for individuals with less admin and more discoveries.

Refreshingly Different

Now delivered virtually or in person

The Jigsaw Discovery Tool works unlike any other comparable programme, with more interactivity, dynamism and seamless self-discovery. Where many such tools involve filling out long questionnaires, adding up numbers and waiting for computer generated reports, Jigsaw Discovery lets individuals and teams learn as they participate, discovering important and interesting truths about themselves as they  engage with our tools and activities.

Jigsaw Discovery is one of the first learning experiences to apply cutting-edge revelations from neuroscience and psychology to improving the performance of individuals and teams.

Clients have the confidence that they are investing in something guaranteed to give real returns in terms of engagement, productivity and effective teamworking.


  • Based on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology
  • Yields tangible results
  • More discovery, less interrogation
  • Practitioners are valuable guides, not just deliverers

Benefits on all levels

An innovative new self-awareness training method, using psychology and neuroscience to help professionals and organisations perform better.

It helps individuals

  • Be more confident and comfortable in working relationships
  • Be more aware of the impact of their communications and behaviours on others
  • Better understand why others behave as they do and anticipate their reactions
  • Develop a flexible approach to working styles, communication patterns and behaviour
  • Manage conflict effectively and resolve issues that arise.
  • Accommodate and appreciate the qualities of others
  • Reduce stress and pressure in the workplace

It helps managers

  • Performance manage
  • Coach and conduct appraisals
  • Job design
  • Build new teams
  • Lead and motivate staff
  • Manage difficult behaviour
  • Value diversity

It helps organisations

  • Improve communication and relationships
  • Develop teamwork
  • Improve leadership capabilities
  • Reinforce or change corporate culture
  • Manage change Initiatives

Built on leading-edge science

When we consider aspects of our own mind like pieces of a jigsaw, it gives us the opportunity to focus on our conscious behavioural preferences. Through the process of plasticity of the brain, we can then develop those behaviours that are outside of our natural preference. This enables us to flexibly adapt our behaviours to the many and diverse situations we encounter as individuals and teams on a daily basis.

This approach combines perfectly with the views of  leading psychologists on how we can review and develop our mental and behavioural processes to improve our performance in specific areas. With the help of the Jigsaw Discovery Tool, our behaviours can be like a complete jigsaw, allowing us to see the bigger picture and navigate around our personal behavioural maps.

This is the psychological and neuroscientific logic on which Jigsaw Discovery is founded. The processes are at the heart of modern scientific understanding in these two fields and it provides a concrete foundation for your success and ours.

Tangible results for client and practitioner

As a practitioner, you will see positive results from the Jigsaw Discovery Tool as definitively as your clients do.

  • More business from clients interested by this exciting and valuable new product.
  • Differentiate from competitors with a fresh, engaging, research-based offering.
  • Repeat business from clients who feel the benefit immediately and gain added value constantly.
  • Scale up with beneficial partnership opportunities
  • Simplify with one jigsaw, one logic and one methodology at the heart of the programme.
  • Diversify, applying the tool to any department, sector and situation.
  • Add margin to Jigsaw resources.
  • Gain authority as the knowledgeable practitioner of a scientific based development methodology.


We already use a similar profiling tool, why add the Jigsaw Discovery Tool to our portfolio?

From a technical aspect, the best tool very much depends on what you want to achieve and what you would like learners to do differently. Although many profiling tools are based on similar theories, each tool uses a different methodology which could be more appropriate for some audiences than others. One size does not fit all!

If you want to deploy a profiling tool your people will remember and use each and every day, that doesn’t leave people asking “So what?” then the Jigsaw Discovery Tool is perfect.

The Jigsaw Discovery Tool and Learning Experiences, provokes the best questions from learners, ones that solve workplace problems and business challenges, with insight, meaning that learners know what actions to take, how to take them and with understanding of what the implications will be for their colleagues and clients and the likely effect upon team performance.

The Jigsaw Discovery Tool, like the majority of profiling tools, is based in psychology and has the work of Carl J Jung at its core, however it is informed by neuroscience. For example the Jigsaw Discovery Tool does not use the either / or type of questions, used by many other profiling tools. These commonly used types of questions create a dichotomy for the learner as they are forced to choose between two possible options. We now know that preferences are not fixed and it is possible to have a preference for both options offered in these questions, which is why we designed the Jigsaw Discovery Tool to allow learners to have complete freedom of choice of what they include in their profile.

The Jigsaw Discovery Tool focuses on behaviour rather than personality, which is another important differential from some profiling tools. Personality is relatively constant in an individual throughout their lives, whereas Behaviour is much more fluid and as we know from brain science, through the process of neuroplasticity an individual can change their behaviour and develop new behaviours.

In our fast-paced, ever-changing workplaces having an awareness of your current behaviours can help you to identify what you need to do differently, what new actions and behaviours are required to help you maintain and/or improve your performance, as the workplace and demands upon you evolve. Whereas when focusing on personality it can lead to a self-limiting belief that you cannot change and adapt the way you work or do things, which in turn may lead to stress, anxiety and have a negative impact upon your performance and success.

I am already Certified to deliver similar tools, do I need to attend the Jigsaw Discovery Tool Certification programme?

The short answer is “Yes”

Whilst many of the personality profiling and behavioural profiling tools are based upon the work of Carl J Jung meaning that there are some similarities, they all have their own unique differences, which impacts upon how the tool should be delivered.

The Jigsaw Delivery Tool, does not have questionnaires for the learners to complete, nor does it have third party generated reports. With the Jigsaw Discovery Tool and learning experiences, learners are emersed within the learning journey from beginning to end and whether the learners are attending an in-person event or a live virtual experience, the role of the facilitator is key to the quality of experience.

Jigsaw Discovery, is a family owned and operated business and as such we are very precious about the learner experience and making sure that all Jigsaw Discovery Tool experiences are delivered in the way it was designed to be and that all learners receive a similar high quality, fun, interactive and engaging learning experience which answers all of the “So What” questions, which are often left unanswered with some profiling tools.

It is for all of these reasons that we require everyone who will be involved in the delivery of a Jigsaw Discovery Tool experience, to attend and successfully complete the two-day Certification programme.