Teamwork happens when you're all on the same page
What if you could read someone’s mind, just for a second? Do they share your vision, or are they on another page entirely? Graphology, or handwriting analysis, reveals what drives people. It tells you what they’re capable of and the kind of person they are. How someone communicates, the status they seek, whether they can listen, or stay cool under pressure can all be seen in handwriting. You’ll know who you’re really dealing with, and whether their right for your team.
One crucial aspect of effective teamwork is to have a clearly defined goal. Another way to think of this is to ‘begin with the end in mind’ - one of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. Graphology reveals the core motivation of individuals, or the reasons behind their behaviour. It reveals whether they share your vision and are able to work towards the same goal with the same attitude.
For example, if the aim for your organisation is to be first with the next tech breakthrough, are your developers forward thinkers with intuitive and logic abilities? Can your sales people convey ideas effectively with respect for the diversity of clients? These qualities, among countless others, are measurable in handwriting, and competencies can be examined in line with each member’s role. With a clear understanding of the company’s vision handwriting analysis can identify how your key players can best use their talents as well as areas for development. It can also spot those whose motives are less than ideal.
Priority features revealed in handwriting include:
- Who is the most dominant personality in the group, and how do they react to opposing views?
- Who’s the ideas person, the creative genius, and are they capable of carrying their ideas through, or do they need support of a more structured member?
- Who keeps everyone upbeat and can always see the humour of a situation?
- Are those who are delegated as decision makers capable of thinking on their feet with the big picture in mind?
- What happens in a conflict situation? Who will shut down, or head for the door? Is there a diplomat in the group who brings people together and back to work?
- Who’s got the best communication skills and can they listen? Are they open to other’s views?
- Who’s monitoring the bottom line? Who speaks up when a practical and grounded opinion is called for?
- Is the leader cut out to be the leader, are they approachable and able to inspire the group?
Keep in mind that the insight that graphology provides is completely objective. It does not rely on questionnaire responses, resume content, or an image someone tries to present. It sees behind all of this to the core of the personality, and tells you who they are and how they think. It will also tell you the reasons why. A wealth of knowledge is available in handwriting waiting to be deciphered and used to your advantage.