Personality Style & Development
If we understand ourselves, we’re better prepared to navigate conflict with others. Empowering your employees to understand their own personal strengths and weaknesses helps boost teamwork, morale, and company culture.
HRDQ-U’s personality style and personal development training events help arm employees with the understanding they need to successfully move through the workplace and build a constructive company culture based on empathy and integrity.
Personality in the Workplace
Everybody is affected by everyone else’s personalities. That’s why it’s so important that everyone understands how they show up, what they bring to the table, and how their personalities affect others. So, what does that look like?
Personalities really come out when a conflict arises. Everyone seems to fall back on their default characteristics and natural instincts. And in the context of stress and tension, those qualities may not always the best. Conflict can bring out competitiveness, passive aggressiveness, anger, or withdrawal. When employees know these basic personality facts about themselves, they’re more likely to notice them in sticky situations and can act to combat them for a more empathetic and productive conversation.
Everyone has a different strength while working as part of a team. Some are natural leaders, some are creative brainstormers, and some are organized and keep everyone on task—and there are many more roles to play. Understanding personality style is key for effective teamwork. When employees understand their unique strengths and roles on a team, they’re more apt to contribute to it.
Understanding personal strengths and weaknesses can help employees understand how to work more effectively as well. This level of personal understanding can empower a deeper relationship between managers and employees, informing effective conversations about how to grow.
Self-awareness isn’t just helpful for employees reporting up into managers. It’s even more important for managers and leaders to understand themselves and their team. Part of personal development is understanding what kind of leader you are. How do you navigate stress? How do you make decisions? How do you delegate work? What about your employees? Knowing these basic personality traits gives leaders a framework by which to understand how they lead, how they can improve their leadership, and how they can empower employees to do the same.
Self-awareness plays a crucial role in company culture and organizational success—from interns all the way up to senior leadership. HRDQ-U offers a range of personality style training events to help you facilitate these conversations and get all employees thinking about who they are and how they’re showing up in the workplace.