Crystal Knows and Improving Your Work Relationships
For me, personality tests are great. At the end of these 3-10 minute quizzes, I always feel like I learned about a deeper version of myself. For example, today I learned that if I was a grilled cheese, I would be a mac n’ cheese grilled cheese. It’s knowledge like that where I feel like I’ve become more in tune with myself…..
Well, maybe not.
Some personality tests are nothing more than a good chuckle and five minutes of killing time. That’s not the case with Crystal Knows. Crystal knows is not just a personality test. With the information it gives you, you can find out how your team can flow and work together in the best environment possible. The results give you a break down of “who” you are and how to communicate with you. There are seven categories from how to convince me, how to have a meeting with me, what motivates and drains me, how to work and speak with me, etc.
For example, the test revealed if you are working with me and there is a conflict, speak with me face to face (not over email). This is very accurate. Words can take on a different meaning when you can’t hear the tone of someone’s voice. I have always been this way with any conflict. Another section of the results describes how to keep me attentive and engaged during a meeting. Sometimes it is more difficult for me to focus and my brain wanders quickly. The results on how to handle that are incredibly accurate and in tune to who I am.
You can pair two people together to see how they differ, how they’re similar, and how to avoid conflict. For example, I put myself and an account manager in a comparison. We are pretty different in the way we perceive things. Crystal says that when communicating “Without awareness of their different preferences, **** may upset Morgan with their more detached communication style. Both may need to spend significant energy to make sure that conversations are friendly and relational, but always have a clear goal and conclusion.” It goes on to explain us working together, dealing with change, managing stress, resolving conflict, and building trust. All of these could have caused conflict in the workplace because we didn’t understand each other. Each of these categories are necessities when building a work relationship.
Check out Crystal Knows here to improve the relationship in your work family.