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PBA® Characteristics

Empowering internal auditors to become "codebreakers"


 PBA® decodes the organization's mindset 

PBA® empowers internal auditors to decode the organization's secret brainwaves, its thinking and behavior preferences, in an analytical and comprehensive way. ​It is a new 360° degree testing & thinking grid to evaluate human factors - across the organization. 

The PBA® triage approach decomposes a control into its assessable function analytical components, falling into one of these three categories: ​​

  • Content of personality systems

  • Activation levels of personality systems, and

  • Interconnectedness patterns (system connections) of personality systems. More about personality systems.


PBA® works on the background of PSI theory as academic psychological system theory, adding an ongoing function analytical meta level to internal audit's work.


 PBA® compares and contrasts the current organizational thinking and behavior preferences with the desired patterns from a function analytical perspective.​  More about PSI Theory.

 PBA® enlarges internal audit's toolbox 


PBA® is a new and  analytical qualitative evaluation method that produces company-changing results, expanding internal audit's toolbox and establishing a new best practice evaluation approach for soft controls. PBA® is scalable and can be combined with most other evaluation methods.


 PBA® is future-oriented and increases evaluation speed & effectiveness 


PBA® provides fast, tangible, future-oriented insights into soft controls and conduct risks, on an ongoing basis. More about the PBA® benefits.

 PBA® is based on academic psychology 

PBA® combines internal audit expertise with psychological system theory, which sees human thinking and behavior preferences as the result of distinct personality system connectivity patterns. PBA® is not limited to binary logic, i.e. the thinking in either-or categories. More about PSI theory.

 PBA® is for hard controls 


PBA® takes hard control evaluations to a new level, providing function analytical background information regarding the hard control. More about hard controls.

 PBA® is for soft controls 


Soft control evaluations literally open new avenues of thought and action. The evaluation world of soft controls is characterized by complex systems with many variables that influence each other. PBA® helps internal auditors deal with this complexity. More about soft controls.

 PBA® is about growing your organization's personality 


A mature individual is characterized by the enactment of goals and intentions (volition) and learning from mistakes and new experiences (self-growth), as illustrated by the quote below. PBA® focuses on the same core competencies at an organizational level. PBA® is resource and development oriented, focusing on the pivotal point for change to grow your organization's aggregated personality.


 PBA® is resource & competence oriented 

​PBA® describes the advantages and disadvantages of organizational thinking and behavior patterns, without classifying these patterns as "great" or "crap", based on linear-causal logic. PBA® evaluations keep various options in mind, opening new avenues of thoughts for possible solutions. PBA® evaluations are respectful, resource and development-oriented and comply with data privacy.

It is never too early or too late to take PBA® expert advice. Find out why.

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage."

Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric

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