For motivating and influencing, managers are prompted to answer a series of questions about a colleague or client. They then receive practical ‘do’ and ‘don’t’ instructions based on the person’s psychological profile. For example, a client with a ‘Sensing’ preference does not want the ‘big picture’ first; they want to know the details.
Similarly answering questions about a team allows the Team Build app to identify issues which may be preventing people from performing at their best. It offers practical suggestions for resolving these issues. The app can then be used again to identify any new areas for improvement.
“As a business psychologist I am excited to be able to put practical psychology directly into the hands of people who need it,” said Wise Leader managing director Terence Sexton. “Due to the current economic climate organisations have very little time or money for employee development. I think new technologies can help fill this gap, that’s why we’ve developed this set of practical apps as a pocket toolkit for managers.”
The apps draw on research and theory from within business psychology, including McClelland’s motivation theory, Lencioni’s dysfunctions of a team and Jungian personality type. Wise Leader psychologists spent many months translating these theories into simple to use apps that could provide a practical benefit to managers in their day to day work.
“Feedback so far indicates that managers are finding the apps particularly useful in overcoming issues with difficult clients and colleagues,”
Wise Leader Group is a firm of business psychologists based in Kent, United Kingdom. Formerly working as leadership consultants within client organisations they now offer a range of online development tools designed for managers and leaders to develop themselves in the workplace. More information on this, and their apps, can be found at www.wiseleadergroup.com.