These reports summarizes how you view yourself in comparison to other successful people. Increased self-awareness is the beneficial result.
Research and practical experience in both large and small organizations have strongly indicated that the more we know about ourselves (our likes, dislikes, interests, motivations), relative to a specific job, career or profession, we are more productive, successful, and most of all, happy in our endeavors. Therefore, learning about oneself is, in fact, important to increasing the chances for a successful career.
No person is perfectly suited for an occupational role. Rather, we exhibit personal gifts and limits relative to the job responsibilities. The purpose of the Development Reports is to identify an individual's gifts and limits, and to provide developmental suggestions for enhanced self-understanding.