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  • Writer's pictureAJ Cheponis

Unlock the Power of People Data: 3 Ways to Transform Your Workplace

You have a treasure trove of people data at your fingertips. It's time to put it to good use. From pre-hire assessments to employee satisfaction ratings and culture surveys, this valuable information can help you build a better workplace and more successful team.


As a performance specialist, I'm particularly fond of personality assessments like the Predictive Index. These instruments measure an individual's drives and needs, helping us predict behavior, develop coaching plans, and counsel others in team situations. And we're not alone. The use of personality assessments in pre-hire situations is at an all-time high.


But here's the catch: too many companies aren't using that people data much—if at all—after the hiring decision is made. When new hires show up for their first day of work, has valuable people data about their behavioral drives and needs been shared with their direct manager? Has that people data been used to personalize their onboarding process? Will the data be used to help them gel with their new team?


It's time to unlock the power of your people data. Here are three ways you can use it to transform your workplace:




Improve Communication

Good communication is essential for a successful team. But different people have different communication needs. Some team members are naturally extroverted and socially-driven, while others are more introverted and reserved. By using people data to understand each individual's personality and communication style, you can tailor your approach to what each person needs most from you as their manager. This means more face time and personal interaction for some, and more space and quiet time for others.



Right-Size Decision Making

Some team members thrive on structure, process, and systems, while others are more naturally venturesome and comfortable taking risks. By understanding each individual's drives and needs, you can help them make decisions in a way that works best for them. For example, if someone is naturally risk-averse, they may need more information and a more deliberate process to make a decision. By giving them the structure they need, you can help them be more successful and feel more confident in their decision-making abilities.



Resolve Conflicts

Teams are made up of diverse personalities, and conflicts can arise when those personalities clash. By using people data to understand each individual's behavioral drives and how they play out in the workplace, you can diagnose and coach them relative to their natural style. This means helping them meet in the middle while recognizing the value they each bring to the team. By doing so, you'll be able to resolve conflicts and help each team member perform at their best.



The people data you've already gathered can transform your workplace, from onboarding to coaching and conflict resolution. By using this information to guide interactions among your team, you'll unlock potential that would otherwise be wasted.


So what are you waiting for? Take the first step in unlocking the power of your people data by calling us today. Our team of experts can help you use this valuable resource to build a better workplace and a more successful team.




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