Recently, I read a Forbes Article discussing the growing trend of businesses requiring personality profile tests from their employees and new partners. Most of us have taken a DiSC or Meyer Briggs at some point and understand how valuable personality compatibility is in avoiding conflicts and in creating general workplace harmony. As we all know - a happy worker is a more productive worker! Understanding personality is the key that unlocks the highest efficiency in our work mates and is invaluable in creating a happy workplace environment.
The article also went through the downside of businesses requiring these tests. Most notably, the argument against is that people generally aren't forthcoming/honest in their answers causing the test results to be skewed.
Interestingly enough, I'm starting to see this trend trickle into Bliss By Numbers' clientele as well. For example, there's a pretty well known film director (in the interest of privacy, names will never be disclosed) - let's call him 'The Director' - I work with who requires all new hires to undergo a BBN Blueprint. Unlike a personality profile that requires a questionnaire (and therefore creates the possibility for test-takers to fudge the results), The Blueprint only requires DOB and Name (already required by job applications anyways.)
The Director tells me that he finds The Blueprint to be an invaluable resource in better understanding his existing team as well as new hires - especially in a creative endeavor where ego, creative conflicts and sensitivity tend to run high. His experience is that by better understanding his employees and co-workers, he is able to craft a team (for each film) that works together without drama, delays and conflict.
Having the actors' Blueprints prepared, for example, has been a big time saver for The Director. He's usually dealing with 2, 3 and 7 energy which can respectively create sensitivity, impatience and over-analysis on set. By knowing challenge numbers (each person's Achilles heal) and Mental/Emotional number, he is able to premeditate how to best negotiate with his talent to get the best performances out of them.
How could Numerology help in your workplace? How could you create better workplace decorum by better understanding your co-workers?