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Is it Helpful to Know Your Workplace Personality?

Many people have found they do not really understand their work relationships and colleagues. They may have found themselves in conflict with others and not sure how to handle it. If we understand our own workplace personality, we can better understand how we relate to others and vice versa.

Conflict in the workplace can have a negative drain on culture and, according to a survey of Fortune 500 companies, 92% say improving their corporate culture would improve the value of their company. A poor or weak company culture can:

  • Negatively impact employee stress levels
  • Increase employee turnover
  • Harm customer service levels and ultimately,
  • Decrease company sales and profits

Engaged employees can help companies achieve a competitive advantage and that has a real impact on ROI (Return on Investment). Today’s millennial employee expects their company (and in particular, leader) to care how they feel at work, and may even make a decision on whether to accept a job offer based on what they perceive the culture to be.

The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation has been labelled such since a much larger number of employees, than in the past, are leaving their jobs and Harvard Business Review reports a record number of resignations mid-2021. Many employees report reaching a breaking point after months of high workloads, hiring freezes, and other pressures. Adopting a retention strategy that includes helping employees, and leadership, learn how to work together and collaborate, is a good first step.

We likely have noticed it is easier to work with certain people than others. Of course, we already know we can relate better to some colleagues, but we do not necessarily understand why. Behavioural changes can be created by:

  • Unlocking engagement
  • Inspiring collaboration
  • Igniting cultural transformation

Wouldn’t it be great to have a workplace resource to help employees and employers alike, to understand each other and appreciate how their differences equate to strengths for the organization? There is such a resource!

When it comes to the Great Resignation, there are ways to help boost your retention rates! Read more here.

The Everything DiSC Workplace®

The Everything DiSC Workplace® is a personal development learning experience that measures an individual’s preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles and participants receive personalized insights that deepen their understanding of self and others, making workplace interactions more enjoyable and effective. The result is a more engaging and collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in an organization.

Everything DiSC® is an assessment-based learning experience that deepens self-awareness, inspires appreciation of others, and fosters effective collaboration in the workplace. Backed by over 40 years of research participants can expect customizable solutions that meet their unique training needs.

In a classroom, or virtual setting, the training and personalized learning experience teaches participants to understand themselves and others, while learning to appreciate the different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace. With personalized insights and actionable strategies, participants learn how to adapt to the style of others, ultimately improving engagement, collaboration, and the overall quality of the workplace. Everyone can benefit from that, regardless of title or position, department or function.

The workshop is interactive, including activities, and provides a variety of resources for future reference on topics such as discovering one’s own style, understanding other styles, and building more effective relationships.

Participants are provided with valuable insights that unlock engagement and inspire effective collaboration. In a personalized 20-page profile, participants will explore priorities that drive their behavior, learn what comes naturally and what might be challenging when interacting with others, and gain actionable strategies to strengthen their interpersonal skills at all levels in their workplace.

Understanding the Everything DiSC® program provides you with valuable insights that will help you better understand yourself and others, all while offering actionable ways to strengthen your relationships in the workplace. Using a research-validated learning model, this training offers personalized insights for participants, helping you discover how to better connect and effectively work with each other. Everything DiSC® can be used with people at any level in an organization, ultimately improving the quality of the workplace.

With Everything DiSC®, team members will be able to:

  • Discover their DiSC® style
  • Understand other styles
  • Build more effective relationships

This resource helps to understand and build up your company culture! Read more on that here.

Everything DiSC® connects people on a human level to deliver “A-ha!” moments that transform workplaces from talented individuals into collaborative, thriving cultures. Each workplace has unique needs. Everything DiSC® provides versatile tailoring features that allow each organization to easily design a customized program that is right for them.

A personalized learning experience can benefit every person in an organization – regardless of title or position, in building more effective relationships at work.

Kris is a past vice-president and in the private sector and past president in the non-profit sector. Her experience involves business, coaching, public speaking and the love of anything equestrian. She currently works with X5 Management as an executive and leadership coach and facilitator.

Kris holds an MBA from Athabasca University and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. She is a Certified Everything DiSC® Workplace Facilitator working with X5 Management, an Authorized and Award-winning Partner of Everything DiSC®

The Everything DiSC®️Suite is designed to help employees better understand themselves, AND others. Whether improving working relationships, strengthening management skills, elevating leadership impact, or tackling conflict with a new mindset, Everything DiSC®️ delivers insights and strategies.

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