Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Behavioural styles - how they impact your business

Do you really know your people and how they impact on your business? 

Yes I totally agree that having the right people around you is so important. However in this post I suggest that you should focus on their behavioural style as much as their skill and ability.
In this post I will provide some background, an overview of what different behavioural styles can bring to your organisation and a case study to demonstrate my recommendation to consider behaviours.
A few years ago I was growing my own team and after taking on a new employee found the dynamics of my workplace changed within a few days. Why? Well she was very competent in her role, was liked by others, she was positive and confident. However I could see that the rest of the team were uncomfortable with something.
Then I met Belinda Clapp from Thomas International and got to learn about behavioural assessments. I established that my team of bookkeepers were steady and compliant individuals that were dependable, systematic, thorough and careful, but did not like change or conflict. Whereas my new employee liked to talk and socialise much more than the others found acceptable in the office. This was powerful knowledge about my team, which I was then able to use in my management.
So I was hooked on the thinking around this ......................
You can read the rest of the article on my LinkedIn pulse post at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-you-really-know-your-people-how-impact-business-mike-foster

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