WHY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT ?
There are different kinds of people that all teams need to remain functional; humble, hungry, and smart people. Humble people are characterized by low ego, hungry people have a strong work ethic while smart, doesn’t refer to intellect but to personality.
The way to find these people is to be very intentional in interviews about those qualities and to understand that those qualities are more important than technical skills. There is a base level of technical skill needed that is relevant and dependent on the job. These skills/qualities must be of high priority and actively sought and extracted during interviews in an intentional and strategic manner.
“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”
Leadership by example is the most effective method to spur development in an organization. Having managers that identify and prioritize development opportunities helps facilitate a learning environment where the people they lead can be more effective. Imagine a scenario where you have effective leaders that are in touch with their management styles utilizing their strengths to bring out the best in their teams. When this moves in tandem with a workforce that has identified its organizational culture and has a deep understanding of work relationships based on styles and personality, then productivity shoots through the roof. A functional team must make the collective results of the group more important than individual goals.
For years on end, organizations have used The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model based on Everything DiSC® to overcome and improve on the dysfunctions of a typical team. When colleagues understand why they have different approaches to workloads they can easily accommodate each other and learn how to function in a supportive role with everyone they work with.
- Build more effective relationships, and improve the quality of the workplace.
- Gain insight into perceptions of the managers’ leadership capabilities.
- Make better, faster decisions
- Tap into skills and opinions of all members
- Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
- Create a competitive advantage
Everything DiSC® is a personality assessment that helps you understand yourself and others. Better employee communication means efficiency on both individual and company levels. Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC® styles: D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness -usually one, two, or even three styles stand out.