By Mandy Potts, MBA
Do you ever feel misunderstood? Do you ever feel like you don’t understand your co-worker?
Here is an example of a typical co-worker conversation that starts simple, but ends in hurt feelings.
Mandy: Good morning Melissa. How was your weekend?
Melissa: Fine. Did you finish the numbers for the KOTO report? I need them today.
Mandy: My weekend was great. We went to the pumpkin patch with the kids and they loved the hay ride…
Melissa: (interrupting bluntly) When will you get the numbers to me? I need to finish the analysis on the inventory.
Mandy: (feeling hurt) I can work on it this morning and get it to you by 10am.
Melissa: No later than 10am.
Mandy: (now feeling angry) Fine, 10am.
How often have you had a version of this conversation? One person is trying to be social and share the details of her fun weekend, and the other is focused on analyzing a report. One person is feeling hurt because the other one “didn’t care,” and the other person is feeling “annoyed” because she just wants the numbers for the KOTO report to analyze.
What if you could understand your co-workers better and communicate with them in a way that they could understand and appreciate?
Well, there is a way.
Emergenetics® is a measurable, proven way to recognize and apply thinking and behaving patterns people use regularly. This scientifically formulated concept is easy to use, strength-based and designed to build trust and teamwork. www.emergenetics.com
Mandy Potts is a Certified Emergenetics® Associate and facilitates individual profile consulting and a team building seminar called “Meeting of the Minds.” Here is what a general “Meeting of the Minds” entails: First, each team member completes an online profile assessment of 100 questions designed to capture the thinking and behaving preference of each person. Next, Mandy consults with each person individually to interpret their unique profile and build a basic understanding of the Emergenetics® concept. Then, teams come together to learn more about themselves and each other.
The “Meeting of the Minds” workshop is designed to deepen each person’s self-awareness, build and foster trust, and purposefully design teams based on each person’s strengths to achieve the best outcomes.
Anne Messerli said this after the workshop “the training was fun, and I learned a lot about myself and my teammates. It will benefit my working and personal relationships because I am more aware of the different preferences and ways to communicate.”
The training was fun, and I learned a lot about myself and my teammates. It will benefit my working and personal relationships because I am more aware of the different preferences and ways to communicate.
Rising Business Consulting (RBC) offers consulting for Emergenetics® for individual profiles and related team workshops to get to know yourself and the team better, improve communication, and build trust. If you would like to know more about Emergenetics®, please contact Mandy at 303-242-4770.