A recent DCI study confirms that awareness of how you think, react, and understand your environment, does create higher potential for improving your personal effectiveness, fulfillment and decision making. The byproducts of greater awareness has lead to improving working environments and nurturing a less stressful yet more productive environments, people with the greater awareness also have more influence.
The areas of awareness that were looked at included environmental and genetic influences of brain psychology and how that affected an individual’s Personal Reality.
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Participants of this study identified that their relationship with their teams and subordinates improved and so did the overall moral of the teams after undergoing Directive Communication Psychology based training with various focuses such as leadership, communication, conflict management… The results did not significantly vary based on the training focus, but on the common denominator which was the awareness of brain psychology within those courses.
An additional group who were considered good leaders by their peers and were in the top 20% of the sample in both employee engagement and achieving objectives in their teams or departments, but did not undergo this specific type of training, also proved to be more aware of themselves and their effects on others than the group which was under-performing.
A related study applying the Colored Brain model indicated the genetic vs. the environmental influence of Brain Psychology related to 3 factors that affect group dynamics and ultimately, Organizational Culture.
1. Influence Related to Habits
- 32.5% Genetic
- 67.4% Environmental
2. Influence Related to Communication
- 62.1% Genetic
- 37.8% Environmental
3. Influence Related to Interpretation
- 52.6% Genetic
- 47.3% Environmental
Understanding the depth of these influences helps us identify the facets required in the leadership development of our people and becoming a great organizational change leader in the process.