Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

Anna Baker

Anna is a Houstonian Aggie with a passion for words, minds, and personality. With a degree in Communications and Psychology, a Marketing role at Birkman is the perfect combination of her interests. You can often find her trying new restaurants or whipping up recipes in her own kitchen. Anna also enjoys traveling, cats, volleyball, and spending time with her family and friends.

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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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Benefits of Using Assessments for Team Building

Our most recent blog post discussed some of the challenges businesses face with team dynamics and how personality assessments can be used as a tool to overcome these issues. But assessments aren’t only an excellent instrument for combating problems. Proactively, personality assessments can guide our daily workplace interactions to boost team morale and team engagement by creating a productive environment for the team to thrive.

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4 Most Common Problems Team Building Can Solve

Four Most Common Problems Team Building Can Solve

79% of people indicate that a positive employee experience is important or very important to them, but only 22% of companies indicate they are excellent at building a differentiated employee experience (see References section for resources below). With odds stacked against the traditional corporate mindset, how can you break through these barriers to engage employees and cultivate strong, effective teams?

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Harvard’s First Executive Coaching Case Study Features Birkman

Harvard's First Executive Coaching Case Study Features Birkman

On September 28-29, Sharon Birkman, CEO of Birkman International, and Dan Perryman, VP of Training and Development, attended the 11th Annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference in Boston, hosted by the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. The conference provided an opportunity for them to meet and hear from hundreds of thought leaders in the medical and psychological sciences, with a focus on positive psychology. However, for Sharon and Dan, the highlight of the weekend was the presentation given by Ethan Bernstein, Professor at Harvard Business School (HBS), on a HBS case study featuring the Birkman Method.

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