Positive Influence Plan
Posted On April 8, 2017
Positive Influence Plan
The most effective people know themselves, know the needs of demands of a situation or relationship, and adapt their behaviors to meet those needs. In order to create effective working relationships, it is helpful to understand and adapt to the behavioral styles of other people that interact with on a daily (Witt, 2007). In this paper, we will prepare a plan that would increase a team??™s motivation, satisfaction, and performance by addressing specific differences in attitudes, emotions, personalities, and values of individuals and how these differences influence behavior.
Behavior assessments such as the DISC Platinum Rule Behavioral Style Assessment can be used to communicate more effectively, improve collaboration with peers, reduce conflict, team building, become a more effective leader, and increase career and personal success. Successes at work and happiness in life depend in large on how well we communicate with others. We tend to communicate with others, verbally and nonverbally, in a way we want other people to communicate with us. But we often forget one of the most basic rules on life: people are different. We are much more effective and successful when we treat others as they want to be treated. We are reminded of a famous quote, ???Do onto others as you wish done onto you.??? In order to follow this cardinal rule so to speak, we have to understand our own preferred way of doing this and other people??™s way of doing things. It is only at this time that we adjust our behaviors, what we say, and do in order to build relationships, understanding, and cooperation from others (Witt, 2007).
Our behavior and attitude are a very important part of the communication process. Possessing the knowledge of the behavior styles of individuals within a working team can provide a valuable tool for creating better chemistry and synergy among the working team. Understanding what drives people and recognizing the differences in each individuals behavior style is instrumental in adapting quickly to individual differences within a working team. Adaptability can be described as the willingness and ability to engage in a range of behaviors. Adapting involves making adjustments to one??™s method of communication and behavior based on the needs of the relationship. In a team setting, individuals must be able to adapt by making the choice to go beyond their own comfort zone so others also feel more comfortable.
Values are basic conviction of what is right, good, or desirable. Values are not set in stone or the same for every person. An individual??™s values reflect what the person believes to be important. In a team or group setting it may be helpful to assess value structure the team??™s goal aspirations. Specifically, to what degree does the individual think their values align with those within the group And what conflicts, if any, does the individual see between their own values and the values of the people within their group or team Often as human beings we do what comes naturally and without realizing it, in the process alienate others. By identifying individual needs of others base on their behavioral signals, we can adapt our own behavior to make those within the working team comfortable. Individual ideas don??™t change, but one can change the way they present those ideas based on the signals given by other team members.
In conclusion, understanding behavior styles in a team environment can help improve communication and to interaction. People are different! So increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the differences in behaviors is beneficial in any setting. The DISC Platinum Rule Behavioral Style Assessment and other behavior assessments can be used a helpful guide to working groups as they provide individuals with information regarding how one would work more effectively in a business and personal situations, strategies on how to reduce conflict based on an individuals behavior style, and how others can work with the different behavior styles of individuals within that team.