We live in a world of labels or boxes if you will when it comes to categorizing people. There are multiple generations (Gen X, Y, Z, Traditional, Boomers) under achievers, high potentials, rainmakers or rock stars. What does this all really mean? When did we start putting people in groups instead of honoring individuals for who they are?

I’ve read many articles on how to approach one generation vs. another. These well written pieces have a similar thread. They focus on the group vs. the person. Do you ask these questions about your team?

• How can I understand people who behave differently then me?
• Why are they going about the project I assigned in that way?
• Is he or she really happy in this role? I thought they were a good fit.

Human beings are complex and cannot be described or understood by one group or label. When I engage in a coaching conversation, I don’t stereotype that person and coach them based on their grouping. For example my approach with one Gen Y will be totally different than another Gen Y. Each coaching engagement is an improv which makes the experience fresh and fun for both of us. Gen Y’s love having fun.

So where does a business begin when trying to determine job fit, development plans, and succession planning? How can a company be strategic in times that don’t allow for thinking and planning? It starts with understanding a company’s most valuable asset, their people. In order to truly value your team, you need to understand people beyond their typical groupings.

  • How do they behave?
  • What are their values?
  • How do they prefer to manage their time?
  • What is their EQ or Emotional Quotient?

So, by focusing on the person, you’ll remove the labels and engage your workforce in such a way that you’ll see their brilliance shine! What do you think this will do for them? Imagine how this will impact your bottom line? Your team will be your biggest fans and encourage friends to join your organization. How’s that for competitive advantage!

One place to start is with the TriMetrixHD Assessment which measures behaviors, motivators, personal talents and skills, and acumen. My experience shows that people see a different side of themselves after reviewing the neutral report results with an unbiased professional. Unbiased means I, as the coach, have no emotional attachment to the outcome.

End Game Business does something differently with your assessment results. We tie them to the goals you’ve established for yourself. Oh, you don’t have goals? The report and my debrief will help you to establish a game plan of what you really want. This is what makes the ROI of the assessment significant.

End Game Business is a professional certified coaching company. We partner with organizations on a global basis. If you’re tired of the same results, contact us for a consultation.

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