Personal and Group Effectiveness

Using the Birkman Method with a wide range of people over the past 20 years, we have found significant variation in the profiles of individuals. These variations are present regardless of industry, role, cultural background and gender. Helping individuals to become more aware of their uniqueness can have major impact on helping them improve their personal and group effectiveness.

Many organizations look to find common ground between team members, or seek the common character traits of individuals. However understanding and utilizing the variations and differences between individuals can lead to better results.  This holds true whether supporting a student’s decision on study choices, assisting a senior executive to be a more effective leader through to working with teams and business units.

Becoming aware of your own unique needs and motivations as well as those of other people  is a first step in increasing personal effectiveness.  Acknowledging and embracing your own uniqueness and the differences in those around you will allow you to more effectively harness your own capabilities and of those around you both at work and socially.

There are several cornerstones which provide insights as to how, why and when individual differences show themselves and how they can be harnessed for success.

These cornerstones remain true across culture and gender and can be summarised as follows:

As every organisation has its distinctive culture that underpins the environment that it’s employees must work. Therefore, it is important that your career choice is made taking into consideration how well your values align with this culture.

To increase personal effectiveness within an organisation, you must address your relationship to others within the organisation and the organisation culture as a whole.

It is important that you:

The most successful individuals understand their own style and know how to modify their style in a variety of situations and personalities.