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embracing the differences that strengthen teams

Personality Styles & Preferences

Don't let a focus on style cause you to miss the substance! Every team member has something to offer. But personality clashes, stylistic differences, unconscious biases, and misunderstandings about motivations can interfere with getting to the good stuff. Build your team's appreciation for differences in personality, strengths, and communication preferences.

Getting to Know You

With more work-from-home, work-from-anywhere, and virtual set-ups, team members may not know each other well. The comfort that comes with being in the same space and sharing the same challenges is no longer a bond for many teams. 

That's one reason why it's difficult to get acquainted and to understand personality style differences. Instead, we leap to conclusions and make assumptions that impair relationships. 

Remote team members often feel left out and misunderstood. But that can happen even in teams where people work side-by-side. It's important to help team members build bridges of understanding and camaraderie so everyone has a sense of belonging. Our team building workshops that focus on style differences are always memorable and transformative. 


Some of Our Favorite Tools for Introducing Style Differences

Appreciation begins with awareness. Personality, strengths, and communication styles are a great starting point!


The world's best-known and most reliable indicator of personality

Learn about the dichotomies in preferences and how they influence communication, learning, decision-making, and day-to-day work approaches.


The Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment

Discover each team member's natural strengths and thinking patterns + how these affect they way they work, the projects they prefer, and the untapped potential they have.


Listening habits are revealed with ECHO Listening Profiles

Find out what the listening filters and habits are for each team member. A compiled group report will also help you understand team tendencies and how to become more inclusive.

Heighten team- and self-awareness with our Unconscious Bias Alert workshop

We've all got 'em, and we're all afraid to talk about 'em. Left unchecked, unconscious biases can become major barriers to team effectiveness. Enjoy this free, introductory workshop and then contact us to get a deeper dive for your team.