By size and force, the Millennial Generation has overtaken the Baby Boomers. In the business arena, this means that the objectives of team building must be squarely focused on these 18 to 34 year titans and titan-wannabes.
What does team building accomplish? Well, sometimes pulling a group together can help you identify a problem or issue with one member of the group.
For example, during a team building exercise that is heavily collaborative, if one worker is really struggling to mesh with the group, this may be an important signal that:
- It’s time to get rid of this troublemaker
- This activity was a really bad idea
- This worker needs help that we’re prepared to provide
If you chose “C” as your answer, you may be one of a growing number of truly progressive managers who realize that a short term investment of time, resources, and compassion in an employee will pay off in big dividends in the long term.
Imagine a skittish sales rep who can’t seem get on board with the simplest team building exercise. He’s ornery, obstructive, and a real morale buster. What’s wrong with this picture? Well, that’s the point here. You may not be able to see what’s going on unless you have a tool that can bring the picture and, therefore, the problem into sharper focus.
A DiSC personality profile is just such a tool. It magnifies the best and worst attributes of an employee so that you understand what makes him or her tick—and what ticks them off–and it helps you make wiser decisions about how to deal with them.
In this case, a close scrutiny of this sales rep’s DiSC personality profile may reveal that while he’s good at sales, there are aspects of his work environment–policies or protocols–that aren’t compatible with his temperament.
Of course, nobody expects you to revise your policies or dispose of protocols to appease one worker. However, you may be able to identify ways to help him adapt and cooperate without breaking his spirit or reducing his rate of productivity
What does team building accomplish? With the right approach–such as a charitable team building workshop–and the right tools–such as a DiSC personality profile, your team building campaign can accomplish a lot of things:
- It can reassure each employee that they and their contribution to the company are valued.
- It can break the ice between workers who rarely interact; and engender personal friendships and professional alliances.
- It can sharpen your team’s’ communications, problem solving, and collaborative skills.
- Little by little, it can build your team’s trust in your leadership style and help them feel more fully engaged and committed to the company’s mission.
What does team building accomplish? Seek the services of a seasoned team building facilitator and find out for yourself. You, your staff, and your company will be glad you did.
Self-awareness and self-realization is the first step to effective communication.
You cannot influence others with your ideas unless you are self-aware and have a good understanding of your personality type and why you react in the way that you do. All too often, we see brilliant people who have the potential to advance in an organization hindered by their own ignorance of their abilities.
How do you spell “challenge”? Try workshop participants from 3 different countries, who all work in a field not traditionally known for teamwork, collaboration, and sharing!
Engaging an audience to excite them about your products is a valuable skill that’s in high demand for most businesses. Terumo Medical Corp sent a team from their Sales & Marketing division to train with us for superior presentation skills.
Discover Your Hidden Strengths and Weaknesses with DiSC® Personality Style
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. ~ Michael Jordan
Weaknesses are often overlooked and not addressed within an organization’s leadership structure. However, a leader’s strengths impact an organization as much as their weaknesses. Using DiSC® Personality Style to assess the strengths and weaknesses of specific leaders within an organization is a solid investment and a key step to improving organizational productivity, teamwork and communication.
Tech services is no easy job, and when you work for the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, you better be good at tech as well as teamwork. DiSC® personality training helps with teamwork side of things.
Sometimes the process of building an effective team can seem like an impossible mission.
Your ears are two of your most important business tools, and listening is one of the most important conflict management strategies you can master.