Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

4 Tips to Select the Right Team Building Assessment

From onboarding new employees to conflict resolution, increasing team morale to deepening relationships in long-standing groups, team building is an integral way to maintain effective teams. Going further, understanding the strengths and behavioral patterns of each member is at the core of developing meaningful relationships that increase group synergy, drive performance, and lead to organizational success.

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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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Resolve Conflict with the Power of Birkman


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 Secret Ingredient to Workplace Diversity

For many organizations, workplace diversity is a topic of regular discussion in leadership meetings. It’s becoming more important with each passing day, and many companies take time to have conversations and hold workshops on the topic. But when it comes to all of the ingredients that make up workplace diversity, is your company considering everything that should be on the list?

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Gearing Your Business to Millennials

The workforce is in the midst of a major shift, with millennials expected to make up 75 percent by the year 2025. Companies that have the power to attract, retain, and make the most of what this younger generation has to offer will be on the right track for success. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are known for several notable characteristics that companies can harness including being confident, open-minded, team oriented, and technologically advanced. This is partly because millennials have grown up in a time teeming with tech, as the first generation to have been raised with personal computers and smartphones. While there are characteristics that are associated with each generation, it is important to note that these are generational differences, and not generalizations of personality. To learn more about the difference between these facets, check out this blog.

In the meantime, learn more about the trends in millennial work style preferences, and what organizations can do to utilize them.

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[Infographic] There's No Such Thing as the Millennial Personality Type

We've all heard about the different characteristics of each generation in the workforce. When thinking about these different generations, it's not uncommon to make misinformed generalizations about each group, especially in times of conflict. It's important to realize that these generalizations can stand in the way of getting to the root of the issue—whether differences and conflict stems from personality dynamics, generational dynamics, or other factors.

Conflict that stems from these dynamics is often attributed to visible and familiar differences such as ethnicity, gender, or age. However, it's crucial to realize what the underlying cause of different issues may be. Check out this infographic to see the differences between personality dynamics and generational dynamics, and how they influence your team!

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There's No Such Thing as A Millennial Personality Type

We've all heard stories about Millennial employees—how much they use their smartphone, how badly they want their colleagues to become their best friends, and most importantly, how much they want to change the world. But what if Millennials aren't that different after all? 

What if I were to tell you that there's no such thing as a Millennial personality type? 

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5 Ways to Build Stronger Teams Using Personality Assessments

Build a stronger team. Sounds like a great goal, right? However, you may feel unsure of how you can achieve this goal, as well as what results to expect afterwards One of the best ways to overcome common team challenges and cultivate authentic connections among team members is to use personality assessments to improve communicate and heighten emotional intelligence within your organization.   

Using a robust personality assessment in various team building activities leads to a variety of benefits for your organization—check out these five ways to build stronger teams using personality assessments! 


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