To put it lightly—people are complex. From likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses to how we communicate and respond to others, understanding your employees’ personal styles are vital for creating a prosperous work environment.
Put yourself in your employees’ shoes for a moment. Your boss comes to you and says, “I’d like to understand your personal work style better so that I can support and communicate with you more effectively.”
How does that make you feel? Most likely, appreciated, maybe motivated? You probably feel like a valued member of a team working toward a common goal.
And that’s the power of empathy! Taking a conscious step toward fully understanding your employees and why they do what they do is one of the most important things you can do for your team—and your business.
Personal Styles and a Thriving Workplace
In our modern world, work isn’t just something people have to do. It has to matter. It’s an extension of your employees—who they are and what they value.
The businesses that understand this know that creating a prosperous work environment leads to long-term, sustainable growth.
Identifying the characteristics of a poor work environment is simple. You might even have a few items to add to this list based on your own experiences.
- Persistent disrespect
- Unclear roles and responsibilities
- Lack of appreciation
- Poor communication
- A great deal of talk, but little action
- Arbitrary deadlines
- Pressure to do everything in a short amount of time
For many, it becomes a little trickier to know what a prosperous workplace is all about—one where both employees and business thrives.
- Respect, inclusivity and fair treatment of all, in both good times and bad
- Clear roles, responsibilities and timeframes for completing work
- Employees are unified around a common goal
- Authentic care and concern for all employees
Given a choice, which environment would you prefer? A prosperous environment is one that values diversity and personal growth just as much as financial success. And that’s where a professional HR strategy comes into play.
Where Should You Start?
Identifying and understanding each of your employees’ personal styles is an essential step towards optimizing your team for success. The most innovative and prosperous leaders want to know how to best support the individuals on their team.
At People Solutions Center, we can help you discover and leverage personal traits using tools like Everything DiSC® and more to create a success-driven workplace that inspires. We have more than 20 years of HR experience and the best tools in the industry to support you and your people.
Let’s work together! Contact us today to set up your free consultation.