When hiring employees, you might not be aware that there is more to this than simply looking at skill sets. You may think that all your employees are similar, but nothing could be further from the truth – each employee will have a different behavioural or personality type, and understanding these can be essential to your company’s success. Here, we explore four benefits of this.
1. Reduce Miscommunication
Miscommunication between employers and employees, or between employees, can be detrimental to the atmosphere of your workplace, and to overall productivity. If you better understand the people around you, you will be able to improve your communication style and tailor it to suit each person – resulting in a better outcome.
2. Resolve Conflict
With a better grasp on how each individual person deals with conflict, as well as how you deal with it, you will be able to better handle difficult conversations and conflict in the workplace. This can prevent situations from escalating and lead to a happier, healthier workplace environment.
3. Balance EQ and IQ
In many roles, intellect is favoured over emotional intelligence – but both are vital for how effective people can be at forming relationships, leading others, and developing trust. Many people will be more intellectual or more emotionally intelligent, and both of these are necessary for different roles. Understanding whether someone, or whether you yourself, are more focused on tasks or on people can help you to adapt your leadership style. Taking the time to get to know colleagues or employees in this way can also lead you to better assign work based on their strengths and weaknesses in these areas.
4. Understand Career Goals
Each employee will have different career goals, and different tasks that they excel at. Understanding behaviour and personality types can help you to better understand employees and colleagues so that you can assign tasks and roles more appropriately. This can help you to develop a thriving career, tailored to each individual person, where their strengths have a chance to shine.
By understanding different corporate personality types, you can reap so many benefits and enjoy a more peaceful and productive working environment, with employees who feel more valued. If you want to know more about understanding business personality types, then PDW Group can help. Our Behavioural Profiling services focus on helping you with a variety of business personality test types to increase your understanding of your employees – get in touch to find out more.
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