The Value of Personality Assessments

What if you knew the work style of every employee in your company? How do you think that might change the work environment and culture? If you are like most employers you have never even thought about it.

We find many times in the workplace there is conflict from clashing personalities. Sometimes people are put into positions for which they are not ideally suited.  We have all heard the stories of people being promoted beyond their capabilities.  Not every personality type is suited for leadership even if they are the best at what they have been doing. Do you thing knowing their types and inherent approach to the world would help to understand these situations? We do.  In fact we base our work on it.

There are several different assessments for learning the personality styles and temperaments. The work goes as far back as Hippocrates and is as modern as DiSC styles and the work of David Keirsey’s KTS II Temperament Sorter.  In most of them it comes down to 4 basic styles and all assessments come to the same basic characteristics for each style. There can be differences between the styles that are so strong that much conflict comes from this alone.  When one studies the personality styles of a whole company and see which DiSC style each uses one can see where the most likely clashes will happen and can see the make-up of each team and indeed the entire company.  When this information is charted and posted in a common area of the workplace all employees have the ability to see the styles of others and can understand them from a new point of view.

Does your company deserve to know this information? We think so.  Let the Cirrus Business Group come in and provide this information through the assessments and company-wide workshops.  You will see a rapid improvement of the interactions of the employees and the teams.

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