Personality maps lets us learn more about each other for a richer mutual understanding and a more productive team dynamic.
A useful way to think about teams is to consider the two roles each person plays:
- A functional role: Rooted in their utility role and technical skill,
- A psychological role: Based on the kind of person they are.
Too often, teams focus only on the functional role and assume that good team performance is inevitable. Let's look at some other dimensions:
- What role someone has within the team,
- How some interacts with the rest of the team,
- What values and core beliefs are common and in alignment
Understanding the person as a whole can offer insights into how teams are likely to work well together, and can help highlight areas of commonality and conflict. Anything of value is delivered through a team effort.
This Interacts template creates a collaborative space with sticky notes, word clouds, polls, and more to explore the following topics:
- If you were an animal, which would it be?
- What food do you like?
- What music genres do you like?
- What movie genres do you like?
- What are your hobbies?
- Describe your family
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- When do you work well?
- And more...
How to run this session
- Sign in to Interacts and create a new session.
- Scroll down and choose the Personality maps template.
- You will notice a pre-populated session setup with all the relevant prompts.
- Add, edit, or remove prompts at your discretion.
- Click Save session, and that's it. You're ready to go.
The Personality maps session usually takes 60 minutes depending on team size.