Communicating based on personality assessments

The Benefits of Sharing Personality Assessment Results in the Workplace

Lexi Blog

We’ve all taken a personality assessment before, right (Buzzfeed quizzes, anyone?!)? It’s fairly common to take a personality assessment when exploring job fits, career paths, and even how to communicate better with our partners. They provide endless value, and here at Ohana, we find tremendous benefit in sharing our results with our entire team.

There’s good reason personality assessments are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. They almost instantly help employees achieve a new sense of self-understanding, and they can foster collaboration and more effective communication.

Sharing personality assessment results openly can help employees understand one another’s workplace behaviors and communication styles, ultimately making teamwork easier for the entire office and employees more productive.

Our employees take the DiSC profile assessment during their first week of work. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s a basic summary:

“The DiSC profile, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you’ll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. You’ll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles.”

Once the assessment has been completed, we post everyone’s style in their profile in our app, Ohana. When coupled with the other employee profile features in Ohana, the sharing of personality assessments has been instrumental in creating a more productive team, faster. When people understand one another, they collaborate better. They’ve also helped identify personality “holes” and have allowed us to create a more balanced team. Because Ohana is mobile-first, it’s easy find these personality assessment results whenever or wherever we need – like as we walk down the hallway to meet with a team member we haven’t worked with before!

Here are some of the DiSC profiles you’ll see around our office:

Dominance –

Christina, our Sales and Strategy Specialist, has a high D profile. Christina is direct, decisive, strong-willed, and determined. She’s a natural born salesperson and always full of big ideas. When she’s not leading a meeting or taking a sales call, she’s usually with a potential customers showing off our platform!

Influence –

Emma, our Customer Success Specialist, has a high I DiSC profile. People with high I’s prioritize people and communication. Emma’s outgoing, extroverted personality is fueled by her passion for social connection – perfect for someone who is interacting with customers every day!

Steadiness –

Amy, our Office Manager, is a high S profile. High S personalities enjoy creating harmony in the office (Amy usually uses donuts… she knows the way to our hearts!). High S profiles like Amy prioritize giving support and maintaining stability and because of that – we all stay sane!

Conscientiousness –

Michael, our Lead Software Engineer, has a high C profile. High C’s are calm, controlled, and collected. Michael is analytical, reflective, and precise in his work. That’s exactly what we would want in someone developing our product!

Are you looking for an easy way to share information like this in your workplace? You’ll love our employee profiles, perfectly designed for your employees to get to know each other. Schedule a demo today!