The StrongSuits Team Strength Map
Ask any team “What needs to improve around here?” and communication will usually come up, often as the number one issue in teams. The big challenge with communication is recognising that we don’t all communicate in the same way. Understanding our own communication preferences and how they are similar or different from others can help resolve conflicts and make communication more effective in a team.
This is where StrongSuits has advantages over many other tools in that it is based on research about how people interact and focusses on team communication styles rather than individual personality profiles. StrongSuits helps you identify which of four communication styles you prefer to use as these are linked to your strengths as shown below.
More information about the map and the science behind it
Individual strengths based communication styles can be mapped for your team on the Team Strengths Map so you can easily see where people have similar styles and where they have differences. You can even map how team members react under stress to uncover potential conflict hotspots for your team – represented by arrows on the map.
You can find out more about these four communication styles in the free extract of the Practitioner manual in our Free downloads section
Where can I find more coaching and team exercises?
There are a number of coaching exercises the StrongSuits team and our facilitators developed based on the Team Strengths map visualisation. Examples include summarising individual needs via the Your Washing Instructions game or forming agreements on team values and practices via the StrongSuits Team Agreements game. For more information, join one of our StrongSuits Facilitator Open Training Programmes or request an in-house workshop session.
You can download the Team Strengths Map in our Free downloads section
For an extract of the StrongSuits Practitioner manual with the research behind the Map, see our Free downloads section