Foundation Team Building Workshops
Building Successful Relationships
Category: Foundation Workshop
Activity Level: Low
Time: Four hours
Creating a solid framework is essential for success in any endeavor.
To create sustained change in individual behavior, we must focus on each individual first. Individuals are the common denominator and engine of every team. Without them, we cannot succeed.
For our Foundation, we use the Strength Deployment Inventory®.
The SDI® is whole-life tool that help people identify their personal strengths under two conditions:
- When everything is going well and
- When they are faced with opposition or conflict.
The SDI® explores motivational values – the basis for how people feel and act in different situations.
Once they have experienced the Inventory, people report that they quickly recognize how personal strengths may be used to enhance both personal and working relationships.
The SDI® is not a test where “right” or “wrong” answers are graded. Presented in a high quality format, it is quickly self-administered and self-scored. Each Inventory contains interpretive information.
Wouldn’t it be great if the people in your life came with an instruction manual? Imagine how much stronger your relationships would be if you really understood what made people tick — both when things were going well and when there was conflict and opposition. The SDI is NOT just another “personality test.” It’s a self-scoring motivational assessment tool that provides an understanding of what drives you and what drives others — an understanding that empowers you to communicate in a way that achieves the results you desire.
Why the SDI Works:
The SDI depersonalizes conflict…
It’s a non-threatening method for conflict management — a subject that is too often avoided.
The SDI is memorable…
It’s an experiential tool promoting common sense concepts in a highly visual manner.
The SDI honors our differences…
It’s an inventory of the unique way we value different strengths and interpret the actions of others.
The SDI illuminates the reason for our actions…
It’s a snapshot of who we are — going beyond behavior to reveal our driving motivation.
The SDI is intended for application…
It promotes interpersonal insights that are crucial to improving any situation where people interact.
Communicating is easier when you know the language!
Many of the world’s most successful individuals believe that being skilled in the art of relationships is a crucial factor in their success. These interpersonal relationship skills include an awareness and understanding that the way we see things may differ from how other people see things.
To some of us, getting things done quickly and efficiently is priority number one. But other people feel that getting the job done right takes thoughtfulness and planning — not speed. Still others tend to be more concerned about the human aspects and the feelings of the people involved. As different as these approaches are, all of them are valuable. Recognizing what “motivational language” someone is speaking can greatly enhance your ability to communicate more effectively AND handle conflict more productively. It becomes easier to “relate” to a person’s actions when you understand what drives them from within.