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Versatility – The Power In the SOCIAL STYLE Model

Versatility is the best predictor of success and the key to boosting interpersonal effectiveness in the real world, whether at work, at home or in any social setting. Far from being social chameleons, Versatile employees know how to leverage the strengths of their own Style while recognizing and responding in appropriate ways to others’ unique Styles.

So how do you know if the things you are “doing for others” are meeting their needs while also helping you achieve yours? When people interact with one another, they consciously and subconsciously observe and evaluate each other’s behaviors. TRACOM’s research has shown that the behaviors others often evaluate can be categorized into four broad areas: Image, Presentation Competence and Feedback. The impact of your behavior on others in these four areas is called Versatility.

Documented Effectiveness of Versatility

Versatility Rater Research Study – This new study shows that individuals who score high in Versatility demonstrate greater success in key workplace skills like managing conflict, developing positive relationships, and communicating effectively with others.

Managerial Success Study – Versatility is a significant component of overall success; comparable to intelligence, previous work experience and personality. The study shows that managers with higher Versatility perform better in critical business areas:

  • 27% better at leading teams
  • 25% better at coaching others
  • 19% more likely to be promoted

Learn more about the impact Versatility has on leadership here.

CSU Research StudyAccording to a research study from Colorado State University and Regis Learning Solutions comparing the leading interpersonal training programs, the TRACOM SOCIAL STYLE training model is easier to understand and use than either DiSC or Myers-Briggs. The study is the first-ever comparative study of the three leading training programs in interpersonal skills.

Learn more about the research study here.

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