Byron: Hi, my name is Byron Hebert and this is another Tool Time Update brought to you by your friends at PKF Texas and The Entrepreneur’s Playbook. We’ve been talking about Birkman and how we use it in the workplace for hiring, conflict resolution, coaching, things like that; it’s a very powerful tool, it’s a good tool for you to use to understand the communication styles and to keep people productive in our organization. We talked about esteem last time, this time we’re going to talk about acceptance. Acceptance is how we relate to each other in a group setting; in other words, whether we want to be accepted by a group, whether we like working in a group environment or whether we’d rather work alone.
A lot of times you’ll find someone with a very high acceptance, being the kind of person that can go to a party and meet a lot of people, mingle very easily. Someone with a low acceptance may not – that might be more of a task for them to go and mingle at a party and meet new people. But you will find sometimes again that someone’s usual style, which is the way we see them, your reputation if you will, may be that they’re very good at that; they go out and they meet people very easily. But if they have a low need that means that after a few of those they want to go home and be with just their family or friends or just a few people.
And so acceptance is how we relate to each other in a group setting and how we like to work in a group setting or not. And so very good to find that out about yourself and about your coworkers, who’s the best person to send to networking events, things like that; who may not be so comfortable with that sort of thing. And if we’re forcing them into that and forcing them to their stress behavior because we’re asking them to do something they’re not comfortable with that could be detrimental to their career and to their work environment. So again, my name is Byron Hebert, this had been another Tool Time Update brought to you by your friends at PKF Texas and The Entrepreneur’s Playbook.