People are a major investment for any organization. The process of recruiting, onboarding, and developing people is an ongoing cost for every organization, and it typically has a huge impact on the future performance of the organization as a whole. Birkman provides clients with clear and concise data that can supplement your existing talent management processes with insights that greatly improve future success. When hiring and development processes are streamlined in your organization, they can drastically reduce turnover, increase employee engagement, and deliver the return on investment your organization needs to thrive.
Every organization has a unique makeup of objectives, culture, and team members. We help clients see more than just the interview, resume, and cover letter experience to tap into something deeper – individual mindset. When you want to assess whether your candidate is likely to be driven by the core values of your organization, and thrive in their prospective role, Birkman data can be instrumental. We help organizations find the attributes candidates need for better fit and successful placement, such as work style preferences that best fill a gap on the team, or ensure new hires can work well with key participants. And we make this data easy to grasp and visually accessible to facilitate your decision making processes.
Birkman is a helpful onboarding tool for organizations that value facilitating a better connection between new hires and the existing team. We can provide the high-level view that allows your new team members to assimilate into your organization. And our neutral language of personality promotes the psychologically safe environment where team members can communicate effectively and solve challenges efficiently.
Millions of data points across a global user base show that no two individual personalities look exactly the same. As employees, we are most inspired and motivated when we are trusted for individuality and can show up to work authentically. When organizations create a culture that allows us to be who we are on a personality level, the result empowers us to bring our natural strengths and use our motivators to increase performance. Organizations that employ the neutral language of Birkman and positive psychology to invest in individuality are those that are fostering strong employee morale. This platform for personality diversity becomes a competitive advantage in workplaces by increasing the performance output of thriving, engaged employees.
Organizational change is tough on your most valuable asset – people. The change management process that underpins significant organizational change can have a devastating effect, creating a toxic environment in a previously healthy organization. On the other hand, a well-executed process can build trust, create consensus, and support resilience. Birkman is instrumental at helping organizations work through change by continuing to build positive morale as they invest in people and provide a safe language to work through the challenges of changing business landscapes.
Mergers and Acquisitions
At Birkman, we know how just one team member can change the dynamics of an entire team. When companies merge, or acquire other businesses, there’s tremendous organizational complexity at play, encompassing two organizational cultures, two business histories, a multitude of job roles, disparate professional qualifications, and so much more. Successful organizations take steps and provide tools to integrate new teams, make individuals feel valued, and keep employees engaged. Application of The Birkman Method in these scenarios allows evolving organizations to build an integrated framework in which the new employee base can join the existing infrastructure to solve problems together and achieve business targets.
Self-awareness and improvement through positive psychology are the cornerstones of The Birkman Method. Clients can integrate Birkman into development efforts by providing data and insight that guides the most productive coaching feedback and complements the traditional performance appraisal process. Our reports also provide insights that professionals can interpret directly and put to work on their own. Learning more about themselves within the context of everyone else is a key to professional development across all organizations.
Teams that hold the greatest potential are those that are made up of diverse personalities. Each team member can contribute a different viewpoint that the organization can leverage through the combined strengths for a clearer, more complete view. But personality diversity means that the innate perceptions that shape our social expectations are unshakable truths about the world around us. In reality, data shows people are scattered across a broad spectrum of perception possibilities. Inevitably, confronting these differences between our versions of universal truth will present some degree of conflict.
Birkman empowers diverse teams to achieve their high-performance potential with insights that disarm conflict and provide non-judgmental language to understand and overcome perceptual differences. This enables the organization to leverage the holistic view of the team.
Sales and Customer Success Teams
Effective sales and customer success professionals build a high degree of self-awareness to connect with their clients. When these teams apply The Birkman Method, team members better-understand their personality strengths and how these influence selling and driving customer success. Know what motivates each team member to connect with the client, get insight to sharpen the communication style that’s most effective, understand how team members should be recognized and rewarded, and what they need to recharge for continually high performance. Combined, these data points are powerful assets that can take your high-performance sales or customer success team to the next level, or drastically improve results on a team that is struggling. And the benefits don’t just stop at performance. Your team will be able to leverage all the perks of team building with Birkman, making for an engaged, effective, and collaborative organization.