How the IDI is Used
The IDI is used across a range of industries and organizations for a variety of applications. The IDI can only be administered, and results can only be accessed and shared by a licensed IDI Qualified Administrator (QA). The IDI is taken at the individual level, and from those results both Individual and Group Profile Reports can be generated. An Individual Profile Report details an Individual’s results, and a Group Profile Report provides a snapshot of where a group is currently on the IDC.
A Debrief with a QA is required in order to share and understand IDI results. In a Group Debrief, a QA can only share group results (Group Profile Report). Individual results (Individual Profile Report) may only be shared in a confidential 1:1 Individual Debrief with a QA. Group Debriefs take from 1-3 hours; Individual Debriefs should be a minimum of 30 minutes but are typically 45-60 minutes.
IDI results are used in two informative ways: to help an individual or group (a team, committee, department, bureau, etc.) understand what is contributing to their successes and challenges in areas of difference, and what actions they can take to build capacity to more effectively navigate those differences. Groups also have insight into what kind of developmental activities should focus – if they so choose.
Due to available resources, IDI projects may be implemented in phases; for example, certain groups or teams may be invited to complete the IDI first, followed by other teams. Resources may also be allocated further by having individuals opt in to attend an Individual Debrief to receive their Individual Profile Report and Intercultural Development Plan (IDP).