There are numerous practical applications of the Tool itself in personal and team development;
- Dealing with Conflict
- Team Development
- Sending Emails (See below)
A great exercise which we use with the SDI® is to look at the emails that people send to each other and then look at their Strength Deployment Inventory profile. With no visual or verbal signals to go on, in an email communication, the chances of misinterpretation is always high.
Using the SDI® will really help individuals recognise how to differentiate their emails for different people, which is increasingly important with the amount of email communication that happens in most organisations. Our personal tip is to always put the word “please” in an email, it costs nothing, but can aggravate people if it is missing.
Strength Deployment Inventory Tool®
Completing the SDI is straight forward and the high quality reports add extra weight to the tool itself. There are two versions;
- The Standard Edition which is fine in most instances.
- The Premier Edition which has extra practical exercises.
We would be happy to discuss how to use the SDI in your organisation to improve communication and personal effectiveness. Although we are based near London our team work across the UK and further afield as required, our contact details are here