Market Force Indicators
Theodore Roosevelt said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” So how do we give employees access to this formula for success? Testing and training, more specifically, testing to determine your Market Force Indicator (your communication Style) and “Styles Training”.
“Your Style Indicator suggests how you respond when you are under pressure, whether real or perceived. The goal is to provide insight into certain attributes, strengths and weaknesses that can help you improve your business performance and better connect with those around you.” – CaymanHR
The Styles Map consists of four communication styles – ‘Control’, ‘Influence’, ‘Power’, and ‘Authority’. The map moves in a clockwise direction.
People have different preferences when it comes to communication. Some people may prefer direct and assertive communication, while others may prefer a more indirect and collaborative approach. Understanding and adapting to these different communication styles can help to improve communication and collaboration within the team.
Styles training is a type of training program that aims to improve communication and interpersonal skills among employees in an organization. It involves identifying different communication styles and teaching employees how to adapt to and communicate effectively with individuals who have different communication styles.
The goal of styles training is to enhance interpersonal relationships, improve communication and collaboration, reduce misunderstandings and conflicts, and foster a more positive and inclusive work environment. By understanding and adapting to different communication styles, employees can better navigate workplace dynamics, build stronger relationships with colleagues, and work more effectively as a team. Styles training can help to create a more cohesive and productive workplace.
Styles training is just one approach to improving interpersonal interactions within the workplace and its effectiveness will depend on the specific needs of your organization. Its goal is to assist employees in developing a deeper understanding of their own communication style and how it impacts their interactions with colleagues. Effective communication is crucial in the workplace, and understanding your own, and your colleagues’ style of communication truly enhances productivity, collaboration and contributes to a positive work environment by reducing conflict and misunderstandings.
Tracy-Ann a native from Barbados, relocated to the Cayman Islands with her husband in 2008 bringing with her over 13 years of experience managing staffing, employee compensation, benefits, labour relations and general HR Administration.