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1 Human Dimensions of Change
Managing the Human Dimensions of Change Knowing Me- Knowing You AHAA!

2 This session Understand the impact of personal styles and values
Allow participants to reflect on their own styles/values Discover what motivates colleagues Inform you of what makes them tick

3 Aim of session To enable team members to explore their own personal styles and values at work and determine how to identify strengths and gaps within their own teams

4 Use personal styles to know yourself and others

5 Use personal styles to know yourself and others
how you may be seen how your style may cause tension for others use your strengths remember to avoid traps your style may cause know others how can you make others more comfortable observe & learn how others respond to you Adapted from Merrill D.W., Reid R.H. (1983) Personal Styles and Effective Performance: Make your Style Work for you

6 Personal styles There is no one right style
Although there is a tendency for us to develop a predominant style it is contextual and situational Be aware of your own style and that of others Key to maximum engagement is understanding and matching wavelengths - ‘package your message’

7 Personal Styles- Exercise

8 Personal Profile Check the word or phrase in each set that is most like you 1. Be honest with yourself...not how you would like to be 2. Focus on how you are in the work environment 3. You have to pick one of the four in each set 1.__Competitive 2.__Joyful 3.__Considerate 4.__Harmonious 1.__Tries new ideas 2.__Optimistic 3.__Wants to please 4.__Respectful 1.__Will power 2.__Open-minded 3.__Cheerful 4.__Obliging 1.__Daring 2.__Expressive 3.__Satisfied 4.__Diplomatic 1.__Self-reliant 2.__Fun-loving 3.__Patient 4.__Soft-spoken 1.__Powerful 2.__Good mixer 3.__Easy on others 4.__Organised 1.__Restless 2.__Popular 3.__Neighbourly 4.__Abides by rules 1.__Unconquerable 2.__Playful 3.__Obedient 4.__Fussy 1.__Bold 2.__Charming 3.__Loyal 4.__Easily led 1.__Outspoken 2.__Companionable 3.__Restrained 4.__Accurate 1.__Brave 2.__Inspiring 3.__Submissive 4.__Timid 1.__Nervy 2.__Jovial 3.__Even-tempered 4.__Precise 4

9 Personal Profile, continued
Check the word or phrase in each set that is most like you 1. Be honest with yourself...not how you would like to be 2. Focus on how you are in the work environment 3. You have to pick one of the four in each set 1.__Stubborn 2.__Attractive 3.__Sweet 4.__Avoid 1.__Decisive 2.__Talkative 3.__Controlled 4.__Conventional 1.__Positive 2.__Trusting 3.__Contented 4.__Peaceful 1.__Takes risks 2.__Warm 3.__Willing to help 4.__Not extreme 1.__Argumentative 2.__Light-hearted 3.__Nonchalant 4.__Adaptable 1.__Original 2.__Persuasive 3.__Gentle 4.__Humble 1.__Determined 2.__Convincing 3.__Good-natured 4.__Cautious 1.__Persistent 2.__Lively 3.__Generous 4.__Well-disciplined 1.__Forceful 2.__Admirable 3.__Kind 4.__Non-resisting 1.__Assertive 2.__Confident 3.__Sympathetic 4.__Tolerant 1.__Aggressive 2.__Life-of-the-party 3.__Easily fooled 4.__Uncertain 1.__Eager 2.__High-spirited 3.__Willing 4.__Agreeable 5

10 Which is your predominant style?
4 Analytical 1 Driver 3 Amiable 2 Expressive

11 Scoring your Personal Profile
1. Count the number of “ones” that you marked. Write that number in the Tally Box marked 1. Do the same with the numbers two, three, and four. 2. On the first scale, draw a line through the number on the bar graph that corresponds with your total number of “ones”. This is the end line for your bar graph. 3. Beginning at the left end, shade in the space on the bar up to your end line on the first bar graph. 4. Do the same for the second, third, and fourth graphs. 5. The longest bar is your predominant style. The second longest bar is your backup style. How Tally Box 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 TOTAL (equals 24) 6

12 Personal styles Analytical formal measured + systematic
seek accuracy / precision dislike unpredictability and surprises Amiable conforming less rushed + easy going seek appreciation dislike insensitivity & impatience Driver business like fast + decisive seek control dislike inefficiency and indecision Expressive flamboyant fast + spontaneous seek recognition dislike routine and boredom Not everyone has 100% of one style

13 Personal styles at work
Facts Analytical ‘do it right or not at all!’ technical specialist wants to know how likes to plan Amiable ‘we’re great!’ relationship specialist wants to know why and who likes co-operation and loyalty Driver ‘just do it!’ command specialist wants to know what and when likes to take charge Expressive ‘lets all do it!’ social specialist wants to know who likes energy and optimism Tell Feelings

14 Style Descriptive DRIVER EXPRESSIVE AMIABLE ANALYTICAL action oriented
decisive a problem solver direct assertive demanding a risk taker forceful adventuresome competitive self-reliant independent determined an agitator results oriented verbal motivating enthusiastic gregarious convincing emotional impulsive generous influential charming confident inspiring dramatic optimistic animated patient loyal sympathetic a team person relaxed mature organized questioning supportive stable considerate empathetic persevering trusting congenial diplomatic accurate conscientious a fact finder systematic logical conventional analytical sensitive controlled orderly precise disciplined deliberate cautious 11

15 What are your fears about change
What are your fears about change? Consider how you behave under stress - Analytical Driver Amiable Expressive

16 Fears about change Analytical Driver Amiable Expressive
not enough information making a wrong decision being forced to decide Driver loss of control failure lack of purpose Amiable damaged relationships confrontations not being recognised for efforts Expressive being ignored being asked for detail being linked with failure

17 Under stress Analytical will withdraw Driver will become autocratic
Amiable will submit Expressive will become offensive or sarcastic

18 Under stress Analytical will withdraw Driver will become autocratic
Amiable will submit Expressive will become offensive or sarcastic

19 How to work better with other styles
Driver Analytical Tell How first List pros and cons Be accurate, logical Provide evidence Give them time Provide deadlines Don’t rush or surprise Tell What first Keep fast paced Don’t waste time Be businesslike Give some freedom Talk results Find shortcuts Amiable Expressive Tell Who first Keep fast paced Be enthusiastic, allow for fun Support creativity, intuition Talk about people and goals Handle the details for them Value feelings and opinions Be flexible Tell Why first Ask vs. tell them Draw out their opinions Explore personal life Define expectations Strive for harmony Avoid deciding everything for them 16

20 Think about you, your team and the people you work with
Our team strength is……? Where are the gaps…..? What does this indicate..? What should you do...? Discuss with your colleagues

21 Summary Personal Styles, the key to understanding others
There is no right style Each approach can be used by each and every individual Understand the differences in working with existing and new improvement teams Fit wavelengths Consider the interests and behaviours of the receiver See the person, not the name badge or title

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