The importance of psychological safety

One of the most fundamental yet overlooked drivers of high performance is inclusion. Studies show organizations with inclusive cultures tend to experience everything from greater innovation and agility to greater performance and business outcomes.  This is a large reason why workplace diversity matters. When organizations bring in talent from a variety of cultural, behavioral, and…

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Why good employees quit

It’s every leader’s worst nightmare: You have an employee who puts in the effort and produces great work. This is a person you can depend on—one who actively makes your team and organization better. Then, one morning, you get a letter in your inbox. It’s their two weeks’ notice. Turnover is inevitable in any industry….

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Introducing the Adapting Team

An Adapting Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Adapting Teams self-organize and work together when they see value in combining individual strengths. They exchange information organically, and expectations for how to work adapt over time. When conflict arises, it’s often because of behavioral differences. But the team is malleable…

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Introducing the Pathfinding Team

A Pathfinding Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Pathfinding Teams can be described as “relentless.” Conflict is frequent, with each person championing their point of view. Fortunately, they see conflict as valuable—it forces them to challenge each other and think differently. They don’t always take time to coordinate with…

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Introducing the Producing Team

A Producing Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Producing Teams are task-oriented with their eye on the prize. Cooperation with others isn’t emphasized. They tend to work together when it helps reach individual goals—it has to be a win-win. When exchanging resources, people may expect something in return…

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Introducing the Executing Team

An Executing Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Executing Teams can be best described as “no-nonsense.” They address conflict logically and swiftly with a focus on facts, not feelings. They collaborate when required, but otherwise, tend to work on their own tasks individually. Team members who value each…

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Introducing the Stabilizing Team

A Stabilizing Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index. Stabilizing Teams are known for being “by-the-book” and cautious with risk. Stabilizing Teams work together in a transactional manner with clear expectations about who does what and when. They share information on a “need to know” basis. With clearly delineated…

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