Group activity is key for some employees to feel connected. For others, it’s a source of stress.
When leaders know how much group time their teams are comfortable with, they can keep teams connected while avoiding individual social overload.
Teams need thinkers and teams need doers. Find out your team’s natural preferences for action.
We all know the employee who loves to take action quickly so they can check items off their list. Others prefer a more paced approach.
When employees can take action at a preferred pace, they perform better.
There are facts and there are feelings. Some teams need room for both.
An employee’s bias for separating issues and emotions can help them connect with some colleagues but alienate them from others.
Leaders who know how much space employees prefer for emotional expression are able to give employees an outlet or just stick to the facts. Either way, they’re meeting a critical workplace need.
Different communication styles often create conflict. Learn which style your employees need.
Do your employees like direct communication that gets to the point? Or do they prefer a more tactful approach?
Knowing the answer can be the difference between healthy team engagement and unhealthy team conflict.
Openly sharing opinions is natural for some, but doesn’t come easily to all employees.
Do your team members tend to speak up or stand down? Managing these tendencies helps leaders limit verbal domination that stifles idea sharing.
Change is constant. But it can either motivate or frustrate your team members.
A process for everything may help teams succeed, but can put engagement at risk for employees who prefer a more flexible plan. Birkman Signature helps you discover what your team needs.
Show recognition to employees in the way they appreciate it most.
From a simple “thank you” to a year-end bonus, every employee has a different preference for recognition. With Birkman Signature, you’ll know what your employees respond to the best.
Discover your employee’s preferences for varied activities versus dedicated focus time.
Do your team members love to move from one task to another? Or do they prefer fewer interruptions? Help them understand their most productive style.
Thinking and deciding are activities every employee must do. Discover what they gravitate to.
With every decision comes consequences. Understand each employee’s natural style for acting quickly or thinking carefully, and the unproductive behaviors that can result if they’re forced outside of their comfort zone.