Predictive Index Applications
Deal Effectively with Conflict
Ask most managers where they spend most of their, so-called, non-productive time, and most will answer, “Dealing with people issues!”
Differences and disagreements are a natural part of working together. In a healthy organization, where there are appropriate channels and ways of expressing differences, a certain amount of disagreement – or “conflict” – is energizing and often creative. However, when differences lead to personal confrontation, inappropriate aggression, or intolerably high levels of tension, something must be done to mitigate the tension and redirect the behaviors of those involved. This is the job of the manager, often in partnership with an HR professional.
PI is a source of information that can be a very powerful tool in helping to resolve conflict. By looking at the patterns of those involved, the manager can gain an objective understanding of similarities and differences in the people that may contribute to the underlying cause of the difficulties. She or he can also use PI to help design a way to approach the situation that will be most acceptable to, and effective with, the people involved.
Video Case Studies
The Predictive Index® helps Mandarin Oriental identify, develop and retain the very best associates.
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At DataSys Corporation, building a successful small business is “All About People.”
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Print Case Studies
Jeff Wiltsie, President, Vanamatic Company
Susan Landgraf, Chief Learning Officer
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Predictive Index News
Vanamatic, a precision machine product manufacturer and a client of Jay Hawlreluk, an Adivsa consultant, was featured in the April Issue of Industry Week along with Dr. Todd Harris, the Director of Research at PI®. Since the recession started, companies all over have been making the mistake of cutting budgets where they need it the most; Workforce Development. This article discuss’ why organizations, just like Vanamatic, need to continue to invest in employee development and training, especially during challenging economic times, to ensure long-term success.
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The current economic climate makes managing a business today challenging- slow growth, budget cuts, downsizing. Dennis LaRosee, SVP at PI® explains how the Predictive Index® can be extremely valuable in keeping your people engaged and the business moving forward, especially during these difficult times.