Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

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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Empower Stress to Empower You

Empower Stress, Empower You

Psychologist and thought leader Kelly McGonigal delivered an impactful talk at TedGlobal 2013 (with over 17 million online views) completely challenging each one of us to change our perception of stress. And she backed this game-changing view by scientific studies that show stress in and of itself is not harmful to humans—but our belief that stress is harmful allows it to demoralize the human spirit. Our negative perception of the physical signs of stress fuels its ability to harm our health—mentally, emotionally and physically.

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Birkman Recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise

First appeared on PR Newswire on September 4, 2018

Birkman International, a business specialized in assessing human behavior and perception, is newly recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. The certification is effective as of Aug. 30, 2018.

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Why Birkman

Why Birkman?

For 15 years, I have done leadership development for multi-national companies. I have a file cabinet drawer full of different assessments that I have taken over the years, trying to find one that truly that connects with my clients. The Birkman Method assessment is “the one.” It’s hard to explain why Birkman is different, but here are the reasons I, as well as thousands of others, use it as a primary tool to help organizations develop their leadership strengths.

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Resolve Conflict with the Power of Birkman

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Since 2005, Miramont Country Club has upheld standards of excellence in providing a family-friendly and upscale community for Bryan and College Station residents. As one of the finest private country clubs in Texas, Miramont was awarded ninth place by Golf Digest for the 2017-2018 Best in State Award and boasts an eighteen-hole championship course, plus four additional holes for practice and family play.

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The Most Effective Team Building Activities

Teamwork is impossible if your team members can’t function effectively together, but team building exercises can help. The goal of team building exercises is to help members learn to embrace each other’s differences, rather than focus on dissimilarities that lead to conflict. Exercises also teach teams to work together and use communication to accomplish tasks through collaboration.

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