Human Synergistics International is a global leader in helping organisations to support their people and improve their performance through a focus on culture change, leadership development, and team building.

The results of their surveys are displayed on the Circumplex, a graphical representation that breaks down the factors underlying performance into 12 ways or “styles” of thinking, behaving and interacting. The Circumplex provides a way to map behaviour and “see” the factors that drive performance or create barriers to effectiveness at the individual, group, or organisational level.

The Affiliative style relates to forming sustainable satisfying relationships. It represents a need for social interaction and interpersonal contact.

Now, more than ever, a focus on being affiliative will help to sustain the performance of your organisation.

So here is a traditional tip:

Look for ways to interact with others, both at work and in your personal life. Stretch yourself by striking up conversations with people you do not know well.

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