About our name, 2gnōMe

The root of the 2gnōMe name is from the Greek "gnō", which means "to know". The Greek version was the basis of gnosis (knowledge), and set forth words like gnostic, agnostic, prognosis and diagnosis. The same root and spelling passed into Latin, where "gnō" meant "knowledge" and gave us words like ignore and ignorant (lack of knowledge), as well as other words where the "g" was dropped over time: noble, notion, notify, cognition and recognition. In our context, 2gnoMe aims to promote the knowledge of self, to know me, to help people - and organizations - make better decisions and live with their consequences.

(The etymology of gnosis is courtesy of Kevin Stroud's terrific poodcast The History of English).

Our Approach to Reflection and Awareness

We follow a 3-step approach to creating reflection diagnostic that enhance skills awareness and clarify who needs what kind of learning in the first place.

Questionnaire Design

Questionnaire design is a multi-stage process that requires attention to many details at once because different skills and aptitudes can be assessed in varying degrees of detail. We try to keep our assessments and approach practical, authentic and actionable:

Our Design

Our methodologies are based on multi-perspective feedback on traits, skills and competencies. Questions about actions and behaviors are especially useful because they help gain a sense of what people are actually doing (as opposed to what they say they will do).

Much of our literature research and validation goes into synthesizing science and social dynamics. We study and collaborate with the sharpest minds in Education, Social Psychology, qualitative analysis and social dynamics to design experiences that expand awareness.

All responses are confidential. The transparent and confidential process encourages honesty, higher accuracy and trust in the outcome. Relative context to other people offers an opportunity to reflect, and to take steps to improve where it matters.