Using the Striving Styles System in the Workplace

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The Striving Styles Personality System goes deeper than other systems of typology by looking at the predominant needs of each of the Styles and how they behave when they are self-actualizing and self-protecting. 

The Striving Styles Personality System can be of enormous benefit to human resource professionals, leaders, managers and employees in organizations. It can be used to help leaders understand their leadership style; employees to know what they need to be fulfilled at work; managers to know how to engage employees; and how teams can function most effectively. People in work environments who use the Striving Styles Personality System humanize their work environment by approaching it from a needs satisfaction perspective. In this way it satisfies the organizations need to become more efficient, productive and financially successful while engaging and motivating employees, increasing job satisfaction and reducing conflict. 

The theory and practice of the Striving Styles Personality System has its roots in the lifelong work of highly regarded researchers and practitioners such as Carl Gustav Jung, Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs, Daniel Amen and Katherine Benziger. The use of personality styles has grown over the years due to the contributions of these researchers and several other individuals and their practices, teachings, and compilations of enormous amounts of research and statistics. The Striving Styles Personality System goes deeper than other systems of typology by looking at the predominant needs of each of the Styles and how they behave when they are self-actualizing and self-protecting. 

The Striving Styles Personality System supports the notion that there are many ways of being “normal” according to your innate preferences and predominant needs. Knowledge of Striving Styles helps to replace judgment and criticism with acceptance and understanding, creating more productive and fulfilling relationships and workplaces. The Striving Styles Personality System offers insight into predominant needs, expected behaviours and performance for each type as leaders, employees and on a team. It offers individuals the opportunity to get to know all about work preferences of the different Striving Styles. 

By gaining an understanding of the theory and practice of the Striving Styles Pesonality System, individuals become more familiar with the needs and behaviours of their own personality and those of others. They gain insight into why people act and react the way they do. As this happens, an appreciation of the differences in others and the unique abilities that each personality has begins to grow. Ultimately, this leads to a more harmonious and productive work environment. 

Using the Striving Styles Personality System in the workplace will help improve relationships at work by helping understand yourself and others in from a deeply human perspective. It helps you understand the predominant need that must be met in order for you to stay engaged and motivated; how to resolve conflict that arises from needs being frustrated on teams; it will help you focus on your own unique abilities and how you can get your needs met at work. Coming from a thorough knowledge of yourself, you are able to participate in creating a work environment that best suits your Striving Style. 

For more information on the Striving Styles Personality System, contact our office at 416.406.3939. 

Cheers, 
Anne Dranitsaris, PhD