The Enneagram is a powerful self-knowledge tool that can impact not only your personal life but— applied correctly — it can help to improve the workplace. By handing this tool to your team, partners, or employees, you can boost productivity, creativity, and professionalism!
Why using the Enneagram in your business works...
It studies people and how they relate among them. It describes in a practical, profound, but simple way, nine different ways of thinking, feeling and reacting; each and everyone with their own virtues and limitations, but none better than the other.
It's USEFUL because it helps us to get to know ourselves better and understand clearly our personality type and those around us.
It's UNIVERSAL because it applies to everyone, no matter their gender, culture, status, beliefs or religion.
It's DYNAMIC because it shows us how we behave and react during high performance or under high stress situations. It helps us find our unconscious resources to be able to use them.
It's TRANSFORMATIVE because it helps us identify and deactivate our "success blockers" or "blind spots" so we can develop our FULL human potential.
By helping us understand other's points of view we can enhance our personal and professional relationships.
“Eagle, you are an eagle; you belong to the sky and not to this earth; stretch forth the wings and fly!” — James Aggrey
How can the Enneagram help you and your business?
Improves emotional intelligence...
By disabling automatic response patterns, it allows you to respond appropriately to what happens around you. Instead of reacting aggressively and impulsively.
Useful feedback and good teamwork are a few of the benefits you'll get from this.
Helps to understand other points of view...
The Enneagram generates empathy. When you know and understand other people's point of view, you can understand their actions and find an intersection between yours and theirs instead of focusing on the differences.
Every personality has a different way of communicating that can be understood, ensuring that the message is received in a less distorted way by our interlocutor. Particularly important for team leaders, and great goal setting!
We stop thinking that anyone different from us is wrong, to realize that they have talents and abilities, we might not possess. Discrimination and intolerance could be eliminated by reducing our biases to what's different.
Did you know? The Enneagram has helped in eradicating bullying from schools.
Changes and improves leadership...
Evidently, a self-aware person accepts him/her and others the way they are. This gives that person the ability to truly see the talent he/she is actually managing and stop expecting things to be done the way he/she would have done it.
Results can be achieved in different ways. Enlighten and support someone's talent, and you'll see them thrive!
As we've seen, every personality develops a talent it uses from the first years of life, therefore, becoming a master of it. In consequence, great leaders learn how to use these natural talents/strategies of each personality and combine them with others to achieve greater results!
"None of us is as smart as all of us." — Ken Blanchard