Style reflects an individual’s natural preference within four behavioral traits (D, E, F & T described below). Everyone maintains all the traits to varying degrees; however, their strongest trait is demonstrated more consistently than other traits in workplace behavior.
WorkTraits measures four behavioral traits that influence communication and interaction:
- Decision-Maker: The need to be in charge or in control; the “Leader” trait.
- Encourager: The degree of extroversion and social orientation; the “People” trait.
- Facilitator: The degree of compassion and patience demonstrated; the “Patience” trait.
- Tracker: The emphasis on process and attentiion to details; the “Organizational” trait.
Values are Core Convictions that influence one’s interactions and workplace contributions. Everyone develops convictions through upbringing, education and life/work experiences. In contrast to Behavioral Style, Values can change over time and significantly impact an organization and a performer’s capacity to fit and work effectively in their work environment.
WorkTraits measures four values that are critical to workplace performance.
- Ambition: The tendency to be “forward-looking” and proactive in achieving significant goals.
- Belief: The degree to which an individual believes and acts according to a predefined ethical system.
- Compassion: The degree to which an individual feels compelled to help those less fortunate.
- Discipline: The discipline, focus and dedication to complete tasks and achieve goals.