Working in teams always poses a unique challenge, yet cohesive team performance is often the means through which many organizations thrive. Without a positive team culture and a workforce that functions effectively together, your competitive advantage is as good as dead. More is accomplished through working together, yet so often people complain about being forced to work in teams. Humans are naturally social creatures, so it would seem working together would be easy for us – but after hundreds of years of working with other people, many of us still haven’t realized the secret ingredient to working effectively in teams.
Enhancing Team Performance
The problem is that our natural tendency is to assume that everyone is just like us when in fact 75% of the population is quite different. This tendency causes some significant challenges including:
- Communication breakdowns
- Difficult working relationships
- Lack of trust
- Inability to persuade and influence
- Ineffective leadership
Over 50 years of research shows there are four distinct patterns of behavior and we call these SOCIAL STYLE. Most people are unaware that these behavioral patterns exist not to mention that they can be predicted. This new case study discusses one Fortune 500 company’s discovery of SOCIAL STYLE and how they have utilized the training to augment high performance teams and company culture.
Janice Aull, a Performance Improvement Facilitator for the company delivers training to assist teams who are struggling to move into a high-performing arena. Janice was introduced to SOCIAL STYLE over a decade ago, and felt it was the perfect program to teach her teams who were having difficulties working cohesively together and understanding one another.
SOCIAL STYLE Takes Over as the Company’s Primary Training Tool
Incorporating SOCIAL STYLE into the company’s training for teams was a huge success. The improvements in team functionality were undeniable and the training was highly powerful to those who experienced the training. The takeaways from SOCIAL STYLE were so impressive to upper leadership that they decided to apply what they were doing for teams to other job functions within the organization. Specifically this meant replacing DiSC as the training model which was being used for managers and leaders with SOCIAL STYLE training.
According to Janice Aull, “SOCIAL STYLE has helped the company’s teams work more efficiently together, and has given managers the knowledge to better lead. SOCIAL STYLE training has become a key aspect of our success and why we continue to incorporate it into the company culture.”
How Can SOCIAL STYLE Help My Company?
Of those surveyed post SOCIAL STYLE training, 87% say that the training made an impact on them and helped them work better. If 87% of individuals in your organization started working more effectively together to produce results – how would that impact your bottom line? Learn more about the impacts of SOCIAL STYLE training here.
TRACOM’s SOCIAL STYLE Training turns soft skills into measurable, profitable, results for any organization and enhances team performance. So what sets TRACOM apart from other training programs?
TRACOM has a competitive advantage in many areas:
- Original Inventor of SOCIAL STYLE Model
- Multi-rater available to provide even greater understanding of self-behavior
- Versatility is KEY component in our training and in predicting success in the workplace
- Our Model is easier to understand and remember – much more so than any other interpersonal skills training
- Flexible delivery options to meet any organization’s needs
TRACOM is continually performing research to improve our products and to ensure the effectiveness of our programs. Learn more here.
View the Success Story here to learn how a Fortune 500 company and top technology solutions provider used SOCIAL STYLE to build better teams and boost organizational performance.