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TEAMWORK

Teams need diversity when coping with complex tasks, but diversity is quite a challenge for teamwork. When you do not understand why team members act or react in a certain manner, this will lead to frustration and conflict.

There are two levels to support team members in coping with the differences in the team.

The lowest level focuses on the differences in behavior and communication:

By using tests, that are often based on the preferences typology of Carl Gustav Jung, such as MBTI [meyers-briggs], Keirsey, Insights, DISC, … one tries to explain how people can have different preferences in their communication. Maybe I have a preference for facts and figures in my communication (preference for concrete information) while you may prefer to communicate in ideas and concepts (preference for abstract information). By giving team members a better understanding of their own preferences one tries to smoothen the differences.

The highest level focuses on the differences in drives:

Different drives explain how people can have whole different reasons to do something. Maybe you communicate a lot with your team members because for you it is important to work together. While I communicate very little with my team members because I want to work autonomously. Differences in drives have a much deeper impact on our behavior than our preferences.

The NWS-test reveals the strength of the top 10 drives of all team members in an anonymous way. This gives you an insight into the diversity in drives among the team members and at the same time your personal position within the team. Hereunder you find an example of such a team graph.

teamwork

Your individual scores are connected with a line. On this graph you have the strongest drive for ‘understanding’ in the team. This means that fathoming ideas and learning new things is very important to you. But in your team there are two people that find it very important to do things they already know, or things they don’t have to reflect upon. Therefore you have a very colored (mostly negative) perception of each other. They will probably think that you like to show off as an intellectual and want to change things just for the sake of change. And you will probably think that it is very stupid to keep doing things the same way, just because we have always done it that way. 

Such a team analysis also reveals clusters of scores. The team in the graph above is for instance very caring and very sensitive to criticism. (Many of the scores are higher than average for ‘Approval’.) This can be a challenge for the team. Their common sensitivity for criticism can prevent them to give constructive, negative feedback towards each other.

Do you want to know more about how the NWS-test can help you to improve your teamwork ?  contact us. You can do the test on www.nws-test.com

Do you want to know more about how the NWS-test can help you to find out what your team's talents are ? read further on www.mytalentpassport.com