Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

Is an Assessment Reliable and Valid?

As you search for a personality assessment to catalyze and add value to your team building session, first validate the accuracy of the assessment itself. If you are looking to build a sound architectural structure, it's essential to begin with a solid foundation. Keep in mind that a team building session is not merely a light-hearted break from your daily office routine-- it's an exercise that can impact your organization's productivity, success, and bottom line.

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10 Tips for Team Building

Searching for solutions to common interpersonal or team problems can be overwhelming. 

First, you have to establish goals for your solutions then whittle everything down to the granular, logistical components for each step in the process. We've found that an effective method for overcoming team challenges, whether it be miscommunication within the group or on-boarding new team members, involves individual and group coaching in the form of team building sessions. Check out these ten tips to bring greater interpersonal understanding, communication, and empathy to your team.

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The Top 3 Team Building Assessment Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Fostering impactful relationships that are productive and supportive is a crucial part of overcoming common team challenges. At the heart of most workplace problems lay foundational interpersonal components that impact all team interactions. 

Each person on the team adds and multiplies potential for:

  • Individual communication styles that look different from what they prefer
  • Conflicting preferences for how other people should communicate
  • Differing views on what makes an ideal workplace culture
  • Clashing motivators such as individual competition vs. teamwork, social service vs. reward, etc.

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Dive Deep into Conflict Resolution with Team Building Assessments

The type of personality assessment you implement in your team building journey is dependent upon the specific challenges that your team faces. In all situations, personality assessments are an effective way to encourage team productivity.

If you are looking for a fun and straightforward exercise to strengthen camaraderie, then implement the "short and sweet" team building method. However, if you want to drive transformation and long-standing results with more complicated team challenges, then you'll need a robust methodology. Let's talk about the workplace challenges that benefit most from a robust personality assessment and the steps you'll need to take to overcome them.

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5 Steps To Maintaining Positive Team Morale With Assessments

5 Steps To Maintaining Positive Team Morale With Assessments

Your team building journey will differ depending on your team’s needs. Looking for a short and sweet activity to boost an already positive environment? Keep reading! Need a solution that can solve a more profound issue? Check out our “Deep Dive” roadmap, which paves the way for those needing a solution to improve team morale, solve team challenges or resolve a conflict. Either way, personality assessments are a personalized way to encourage team productivity under any condition.

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Choosing the Right Assessment for Your Team Building Needs

Choosing the Right Assessment for Your Team Building Needs

So you’re convinced that assessments will help you build team morale, improve team dynamics, and increase engagement (if you’re not sure, check out our blog on building stronger teams with assessments). If you’ve started researching options, you’re probably realizing there are many assessments to choose from, convoluted by the myriad of highly questionable personality tests online that are neither scientifically valid or reliable. To make your decision more comfortable, we’ve created a guide to help you find an assessment that aligns with your company's goals and objectives. At the end of the day, you want the assessment that is going to deliver the specific results you are looking to obtain.

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