A Short Introduction to Behavioral Styles
One of the many challenges that Learning and HR Executives face when it comes to developing an effective culture is influencing how interactions occur between individuals in the workplace. It’s at that one-to-one interaction level where cooperation and trust are built. And it’s at that level where a culture can be created that can truly inspire ordinary individuals to achieve extraordinary results.
But to influence those interactions effectively, your employees must first recognize that all of those individual interactions work like bank accounts. Into those relationships people make deposits, and sometimes they also make withdrawals – from an emotional perspective. There are a lot of reasons why these deposits and withdrawals happen, but the primary reason is that each team member wants to have an even greater amount of influence in his or her relationships.
Would it surprise you that an action – a deposit – in one relationship could actually end up being a withdrawal in another relationship?
The secret to helping your team build trust and positive interactions is to first give them an understanding of the key behavioral styles that they’ll be interacting with in the workplace. From there, they will also need to understand their own behavioral style, and how that style can impact their relationships with people of the same or different behavioral style.
Below is a link to a short video that tells you more about the importance of a person’s behavior style: Why Behavioral Styles Are Important. At a minimum, it will add to your team’s knowledge of the importance of their own personal style and how it helps or hinders their interactions with others. You can also allow team members to assess their own behavioral style, as well as receive a confidential computer-generated result of their personal assessment. They can do that at this link: Behavioral Style Assessment.
Once people understand how they are perceived by others, as well as how to be more effective in their work and personal interactions, your organization will have taken another step towards building a high-impact learning culture.
Video and assessment tool use courtesy of CloudCoaching International and Baker Communications