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Team dynamics

In the professional world, team dynamics are a key success factor. At #VersusTalentProfile, we have developed two essential criteria for assessing this skill in our #PersProfile and #JobProfile tools. These criteria are a sense of belonging and team spirit.

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Is empathy in decline?

Some people think so, but the reality is quite different.

Empathy, often seen as a rare commodity, is actually alive and thriving. A recent study by Sara Konrath and colleagues at the University of Notre Dame, published in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, reveals some surprising and heartening insights.

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Rather than talk, is it better to act … or think?

Life is often about finding the right balance between action and reflection. Some say that action is essential, as it enables ideas to be put into practice and progress to be made. Others maintain that reflection is essential, as it guides actions and avoids costly mistakes. So what’s the choice between action and reflection?

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The Raven and the Fox

In La Fontaine’s famous fable, “The Raven and the Fox”, two animals, each with their own skills and weaknesses, meet in a situation that highlights various softskills.

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What colors make an ideal team?

In an ideal team, color diversity is essential to ensure harmonious balance and maximum efficiency. Let’s take a moment to think about the dynamics that would play out with different compositions:
Imagine a team made up entirely of 6 Reds. With so many leaders and dominant personalities, it’s likely to quickly turn into a battle of egos and power struggles. Action would be constant, but cooperation could suffer.

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How do you recognize a Blue? And how do you work with them?

Blue people (also known as Analytical or Perfectionists) need to proceed by analysis. They seek technical perfection and complex project management. They love regulations, procedures, graphs and figures, and above all they need to work methodically.
A man or woman with a file, they take their time and don’t let themselves be destabilized either by their environment or by external pressure. Motivated by perfect situations and rigor, they have a deep respect for hierarchy.

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How do you recognize a Green? And how do you work with one?

Greens (also known as Cautious, Stabilizers or Conciliators) need security, stability and a formal framework in which to work. They protect their assets, for themselves, their family and their business.
Calm, thoughtful, discreet, reserved, stable, amiable, he accepts his professional environment.
He finds it difficult to make up his mind, and insists on surrounding himself with every guarantee. He is recognized by those around him as a solid value and a pillar to be reckoned with.

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How do you recognize a Yellow? And how do you work with them?

Yellow people (also known as Communicative, Social or Influential) need to communicate and influence their environment, and are motivated by the need for recognition.
They appreciate conviviality and teamwork, and generally take decisions as a group. Charming, enthusiastic, even exuberant, epicurean, they like to please and have a sense of humor.
Attracted by action, new projects and innovative ideas, they are mobilizing, generous and overflowing with activity.

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

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How do you say No?

Saying “no” effectively is crucial in the world of sales. It is possible to do so with finesse and professionalism. And this ability, among many others, is tested in our SalesTest assessment tool for sales staff.

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“Pa capona” (never give up).

It was the tragedy experienced by Alexei Navalny and his family that inspired these reflections.
Pas capona. It’s an expression from the Valais dialect that inspires and motivates us every day. In difficult times, let’s remember this motto!

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Thanks, but my son has already chosen!

One day, an acquaintance of mine, the mother of a young man of 20, to whom I offered a JobVision assessment in order to confirm her pre-choices in terms of training at a Polytechnic, replied:

“Thank you that’s too kind, but my son has already chosen his profession, he’s going to be an engineer.”

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Do our apologies mark our limits? How do we make amends?

In my professional life, it has taken me some time and many years of experience to understand the value of acknowledging my mistakes, not just privately but also professionally. Apologising and making amends is an essential aspect of personal and professional development.

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How are decisions made in your organisation? Top-down, bottom-up, or another participative model?

Business decision-making is a crucial aspect that directly influences organisational dynamics and the overall success of an organisation. When it comes to choosing between Top-down and Bottom-up approaches, or exploring other decision-making models, the use of Softskills will play a significant role in understanding the skills needed to make effective decisions.

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Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: An Emotional Enlightenment

In the vast ocean of emotions, this old proverb resonates like a beacon of emotional wisdom. Imagine yourself in a bathroom full of water, holding a baby gently in your arms. When it’s time to empty the tub, the expression reminds us of the need to keep our eye on the essentials while getting rid of the unnecessary.

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Helvartis and Versus: 25 years of collaboration

It’s fantastic to be celebrating a long-standing collaboration with Helvartis in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the umbrella organisation for Commercial Practice Enterprises, which is part of the worldwide network of REEP EURO ENT’ENT Training or Educational Enterprises.

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Emotional Intelligence, a pillar of human skills

Emotional Intelligence, a pillar of human skills, has its founding fathers and disciples who continue to propagate its importance. Let’s find out who the visionaries behind this revolutionary concept are and how it impacts our behavioural assessment.

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Contradictions in behavioural comments

Contradictions in behavioural comments can say a lot about the adaptability of your candidates or employees.
Explore how our flagship assessment, PersProfile, reveals both the richness and complexity of human profiles.

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Versus Talent Profile & Altamedia

New Partnership with Altamedia!

We are pleased and proud to welcome Altamedia to the circle of partners of Versus Talent Profile.
Altamedia specializes in customer relationship management.

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Versus team wishes you a wonderful 2023!

Twelve months ago, I wished that 2022 would be the year when the global health crisis would end.
If today the world seems reassured about the pandemic, other issues of concern have emerged.

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