At work, have you ever wondered why you are more willing or less willing to be part of a team than others around you?
You may be surprised that one of the reasons that you are either more or less willing to be part of a team has to do with your personality, specifically with how “conditional” you make being part of a team.
One symptom of this natural bias has to do with how you share information.
If you find yourself sharing or communicating information with your team members spontaneously, whether they ask you or not, and you share all the relevant information on the subject about which you are communicating with them, this is an indicator that you are willing to be part of a team unconditionally.
If, on the other hand, you find yourself sharing or communicating information with your team members only when they ask for it, and then you only share the information you believe is relevant (which might not be all the information about the subject about which you are communicating), this is an indicator that you are only willing to be part of a team conditionally.
This conditional or unconditional team participation is one of the behaviors triggered by your personality – unconsciously and habitually. In other words, you are doing it and you don’t know you are doing it.
This is the kind of valuable information that “psychometrics” surfaces.
Psychometrics is a tool that helps you understand what your natural personality biases are. It also surfaces which behaviors these biases naturally trigger – such as how conditional or unconditional you make team participation.
At Breakthrough Management, we use psychometrics to help our clients communicate with each other more effectively and better participate with each other in teams.
Our next blog will further explore how psychometrics helps you understand the behaviors triggered by your personality.