What’s Your Workplace MO?

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The four core motives in healthcare.

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Today I'm talking about Color-Code, a personality assessment tool that I've been using for more than 10 years in healthcare settings to help teams be more effective. There are lots of personality tests out there, right? There's Myers-Briggs, there's DISC, but Color Code is different. It was developed by a psychologist, Dr. Taylor Hartman and Color Code goes beyond just the behaviors of people, which most personality assessments look at the what, what is someone doing? It digs in deeper to the why, their motive for doing what they do. In other words, trying to understand why that person always needs to be right, or why that person seems overly sensitive. You know, "I can never say the right thing. It always offends her." Or "Why can't, a person does make a decision? They seem really indecisive." Color Code helps you understand why someone behaves the way they do by understanding their driving core motive. 

It's more than just a fun assessment.

It is a valuable tool that will help you navigate relationships and be a more effective teammate and manager. I should know, I've been teaching it, like I said, for more than 10 years in hospitals and healthcare, healthcare organizations. And I see that incredible impact it has on people. Like the light bulb goes off for people. All of a sudden they're like, "Oh, that's why I'm not getting along with that person because they see the world and they're motivated by things totally different from me." The benefit of color code is it can help you as a manager except and utilize the strengths and talents of your teammates and of the people that you manage more effectively. It can help you communicate with them based on their needs and their wants. And isn't that an incredible gift as a manager to know how to work more effectively with your team? 

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Why you are 100% responsible for your relationships.

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Today I'm going to talk about a key concept around color code. It's this idea of a hundred percent responsibility, so what do I mean by that? Well, most of us consider relationships kind of a 50 50 2-way street, right? We are taught to believe that if you bring 50% to the relationship, hopefully, your partner or your colleague will bring 50% that isn't always the case. In fact, color-code is turning that on its head and saying, no, you need to bring 100% responsibility to the relationship. You may think that's not fair. That seems like a lot of work. What about the other person? Well, most people in life know that you really can't change other people. 

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Introduction to Color Code: Core motive & Colors

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I'm Megan Guido, and I'm so excited about starting a new podcast called, What's Your M.O. in Healthcare? So, everybody has challenges around communication, building strong relationships, teamwork, working with people of different generations, and understanding what drives people because I don't know about you, but there are some people I just don't get. And that's what this podcast is all about, but it's dedicated to people working in healthcare.

Why healthcare? Well, healthcare is going through an incredible evolution. Things are changing all the time, whether it's government regulations or reimbursement models or just the stress from taking care of people and burnout and those kinds of issues that everyone deals with. So, those are unique to this industry. That's why I'm hoping that you will join my for, What's your M.O. in Healthcare?, to help you navigate those changes and to help you build strong quality relationships, understanding people's core motives, understanding what drives them, understanding what values different generations have, and we'll throw in a little bit of coaching and tips on communication.

I hope you find value. I'm super excited. We'll have special guests, people who have been doing this for a long time, have worked in healthcare and understand those challenges. So, join me for, What's Your M.O. in Healthcare?