Work Is a Stressful Place.
We have to deal with workloads and deadlines, as well as with a whole lot of other people who are stressed. Just as in a social situation, if you step into a room with 30 other people, there are bound to be some that you don’t like. But is all workplace conflict caused by clashing personalities? It seems that to some degree it is, but it is more because people with clashing personalities have clashing communication styles. As a result, they take things in ways that they were perhaps not meant.
Let’s take a look at the most common catalysts for workplace conflict and how The Everything DiSC Workplace Profile will help.
What Is DiSC?
DiSC is a behavioral assessment tool used worldwide by businesses, non-profit companies, government agencies and independent coaches to help people learn to work together more effectively. One of the most important questions about any assessment is: how well does it measure what it claims to measure? And more appropriately “how reliable is this tool”? Continue reading
Between the ages of 25 and 54, the average American spends 8 hours a day working or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
When you compare that to the amount of time spent on other activities, such as eating, sleeping, leisure activities and caring for others, we spend more of our time during the week with our co-workers than with our families. Continue reading
Cultivate A Healthy Workplace
If there is one thing that is true, it is that leaders, bosses, and executives can sometimes come off as aggressive and controlling in the workplace. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, seeing as they are the captains of their ship, it might have an impact on their employees and co-workers.
According to the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile, these types of individuals frequently fall into the category of having a dominant personality. While many leaders are a mix of the four different styles, everyone can benefit by learning how to behave less aggressively and promote a healthy workplace environment and work related relationships. Continue reading
A New Soft Skill: Interpersonal Effectiveness
The way we interact with others could be a reason for conflict and stress. If this is not recognized appropriately, it can lead to escalating problematic behavior. Too many people spend a lot of their time suppressing who they really are, what their values and goals are. They live with feelings of guilt and anger and spend much of their time being incredibly frustrated. Much of this is directly linked to the way we speak to those around us, be that in the workplace, at home, in educational establishments, with friends, and with strangers.
It is incredibly important that we are all capable of saying no, thereby increasing our own self-respect and being able to deal with a variety of different situations in our day to day life. This is achieved by improving our personal communication and interpersonal effectiveness.