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Top 5 Ways Personality Assessments Promote Team Effectiveness

How can an understanding of different personalities help leaders build more effective teams? In a nutshell, tools, such as the Myers-Briggs benefit the team by providing: A Boost of Confidence – When people do something well, whether it is generating ideas or project planning, they tend to take it for granted, assuming everyone has this skill. When they become aware of their strengths through personality assessment, almost inevitably, their confidence is bolstered, and they feel inspired to contribute even more to the team. Maximized Performance – People bring their A games when they are able to use their strengths and operate with…

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An Easy Way Leaders Can Facilitate Healthy Resolution of Conflict

“If two people in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” – William Wrigley, founder of the WM. Wrigley Jr. Company Teams experience conflict every day, and when it is resolved constructively, it fuels discovery and accomplishment. When it is left unresolved, tension stalls progress and keeps people from contributing fully. When leaders build awareness around personality styles and behaviours, they create an atmosphere of respect for differences that fosters trust. This can alleviate the natural tension and discord under which teams can struggle, reducing sources of conflict that stand in the way of performance. Problem: Conflict Arises When…

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