In today’s workplace diversity presents itself in more aspects than race, religion, and culture. Life experience molds employees’ ideas, opinions and attitudes, which culminate into a combination of personality types that define company culture.
Today’s managers are challenged with conflict resolution, improving communication, enhancing productivity, and increasing employee morale. This is where team building and personality assessments become a resourceful tool to engage employees and build communication.
Personality assessments examine behaviors of individuals within certain environments. Tests, such as the DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Compliance) personality test allow individuals to determine their strength and challenge areas and how various personality types work together in an environment.
These assessments empower managers to learn the various personas of their employees, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to motivate employees. Employees learn about themselves, and one another, which improves employee relations and builds team work.
Managers are equipped with information to assess natural leadership talent in employees, understand their limitations, and implement changes necessary to enhance strengths or leadership skills. Employees who understand their natural strengths have a better understanding of when and how to employ those strengths, while being mindful of their limitations.
Team building activities reduce stress, increase trust, and promotes unity among employees. The beginning of any team building activity is learning to communicate amongst the group. These activities can be fun, engaging, and revealing at the same time.
Employees learn information about their co-workers and supervisors they may not have known before the activity. But a little known fact is, these employees also learn about themselves. They discover their challenges, strengths, and fears. Contacting team building organizations will place managers on the road to successful employee management. Some organizations in Atlanta include:
- Playworks Group
- The Go Game
- Tony Coppage Associates
Personality assessments and team building activities provide opportunities for managers to enhance communication, build trust and teamwork among a group of employees, and assess natural leadership talent in employees. Taking advantage of these opportunities among groups of employees empower managers to improve staff morale, and conveys the message that the management team is supportive of the employee group.