Understanding yourself and others on your team contributes to teamwork. For example, team members will understand that some individuals work fast and some work more slowly – and that stress is caused when a fast worker has to slow down or vice versa!
Just finished several virtual DISC workshops – with attendees from a couple of different national organizations. I think people were most surprised to learn that – just because you have the same personality style – does not mean that you will get along naturally with that individual.
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I recently had two visitors – one came to help pick something up, the other to help make a delivery. They were both very task oriented, they didn’t say ‘hello’ or introduce themselves. They were there to accomplish a goal. Fortunately the person they were paired up with was more people oriented. I visualized that …
Since I worked in IT most of my life, from Townley Hardware, to AT&T, Xerox, and BlueKC – I worked with many very task-oriented individuals. I often share that the task-oriented, while typically experts at what they do, have a ‘blind spot’ when it comes to working with people. I encourage the task-oriented to travel …
Do you know your customer’s priority? Is it Power? Give them Choices. Is it People? Can you introduce them to someone they’d like to know? Can you share stories about successful or interesting people who are using your products or services? Is it Predictability? Let them know about your long term customers. Is it Procedure? …
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The first step to getting someone to change their mind – believe it or not – is to listen completely to their point of view, then repeat it back to them to insure that you understand it completely.
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