Ebooks on DiSC® Profiles
The State of Teams
A look at the dynamic nature of teams in today’s workplace based on insights from over 20,000 employees. Teams are the building blocks of any organization, and our working lives are becoming more team-oriented than ever before.
Over the past several decades, employees have devoted much more of their time to collaboration—in meetings, on phone calls, or via email and chat platforms. Engaging with their team(s) now accounts for over 60% of employees’ time.
This proliferation of teams, however, has complicated employees’ working lives. As teams become more complex, more fluid, and more remote, team members must navigate an environment in constant flux. That’s no easy task, and employees must be flexible, socially adept, and relationship savvy in order to navigate interpersonal challenges and achieve collective gains within and across their teams.
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Tackling the Virtual Culture Dilemma:
Help Your People Work Better Together While Officing Apart
While most of us thought 2020 was going to be “our year,” everything got derailed when the pandemic struck, sending people to all corners of their homes in search of a comfortable, functional workspace. Displaced and distracted, some employees checked out, while others lashed out.
We’ve named this evolution The Virtual Culture Dilemma—and it’s shifting the way we relate, communicate, and collaborate. Even before the remote workforce evolution, office culture was inherently fragile. After all, it’s made up of imperfect humans interacting with other imperfect humans. And while perfection isn’t the goal, we all secretly wish for a workplace where people find ways to bring out the best in each other. Unfortunately, that’s not always an intuitive skill. It takes guidance, practice, and then more guidance and practice… but with the right leadership, it’s definitely achievable.
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The more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous our working environments become, the more critical a truly agile workforce is to success. Yet, staying agile demands that people develop and use their emotional intelligence (EQ)—a level of sophistication that has never been demanded before.
A common approach to emotional intelligence training and development is through EQ appraisals—most of which offer an individual a measure of their emotional intelligence at that moment in time. But it’s one thing to have insight into your emotional intelligence; it’s another to use that information to grow and enhance your impact at work. And it’s still another to scale it across the enterprise to drive organizational performance. The question becomes: How do organizations develop the emotional intelligence necessary to support what they need most: a thriving agile culture?
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The Invisible Drain on Your Company’s Culture
Every single one of us struggles with insecurity. In fact, we do it every single day of our lives, even when we don’t realize it. What we realize even less, however, is just how much this insecurity eats away at our organizational cultures. But if we can help people own their personal quirks and if we can help them extend that same goodwill to their colleagues, we can cultivate a counteragent: a culture of trust. And luckily, organizations actually can reliably create experiences that bolster this sort of trust. This eBook will explore one time-tested methodology for doing so: personality-based assessments.
Think about all of the bad habits that are a drain on your company culture, drip by drip by drip. Let’s see. There’s gossip, territorialism, cliques, cynicism, defensiveness, hiding mistakes, resistance to change, fear of risk, passive-aggressive communication, avoiding feedback, withholding of information, false consensus, and pocket vetoes, and that was when we were all together in the same workspace. It’s not hard to imagine how some of these bad habits can quickly escalate when we’re isolated and working from home. So what’s behind this grab bag of dysfunction?
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UNDER THE HOOD: The Secret Engine That Drives Destructive Conflict
CONFLICT IS AN UNCOMFORTABLE, YET UNAVOIDABLE PART OF EVERY WORKPLACE. But we don’t always realize the level of harm caused by the toxic behaviors that come along with it. Unproductive conflict is a measurable drag on productivity, performance, and the bottom line. Yet conflict—if done right—is integral to success. Today’s struggle leads to tomorrow’s breakthrough.
Under the Hood exposes the hidden connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, revealing the secret engine that drives destructive conflict in the workplace. This eBook also points to the solution with a proven methodology that’s grounded in psychology and validated in the field by Authorized Partners of Everything DiSC®. This method empowers all people to put their conscious selves back in the driver’s seat and productively engage in conflict.
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Keep Your People: How to Navigate The Great Resignation
Work is very different than it was at the optimistic onset of 2020.
Our lives turned upside down and for many of us, our workday went from cubicles and commutes to pajama pants, homeschooling, and trying to meet deadlines with the constant background noise of home life. For those who were not able to stay home, work suddenly included masks, sanitizer, and social distancing – giving “work stress” a whole new meaning. From a talent perspective, some businesses weathered the pandemic storm better than others, adapting quickly to respond to the needs of their people.
Conversely, coming out of the pandemic, others have lost top talent because they didn’t emphasize a people-centered approach, which leverages the unique needs, insights, and capabilities of your people and weaves them into the fabric of your organization to build a foundation of trust, openness, and resilience. [ Download Keep Your People Ebook ]