Can you have too much of a good thing?
When the members of a group share a very high concentration of the same primary Advantage, problems can arise. For example, a team with too much Passion can become unstable or moody, too much Innovation and your group is unlikely to finish projects.
The flipside to this is that a team high in Prestige is likely to excel when given clear expectations with ambitious standards or a group high in Trust, is allowed to build results overtime.
The key to overcoming any possible pitfalls is to identify how each member of your team communicates.
Think of your team members. What is each person’s most valuable quality? What type of activity, meeting or conversation allows them to shine? How can they communicate authentically during meetings, sales presentations, or leadership opportunities, to bring out the best of who they already are?
All the members of your team communicate in a way that’s unique to them.
Once their highest communication style has been identified, they need to be encouraged to use this in order to feel confident and engaged in the workplace.
Teams that work well together are teams that understand each other.
When you understand the communication patterns and tendencies of your team members, you can cut through the conflict and encourage healthy relationships.
Often, communication problems are relatively easy to solve. Under-performing teams can raise their performance, once they understand what they’re already doing right and their pitfalls.
It’s not random. It’s actually very predictable.
How balanced is your team? When you understand your team's Advantages, you'll be aware of how you'll work best together.