Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. As a result, organizations hire and retain people who think alike. Although this is great for efficiency, it destroys innovation.
The key to high performing innovation teams is make sure that each individual is “playing to their strong suit” while the organization as a whole is “playing with a full deck.” You need to make sure you have all of the innovation styles fully addressed in your organization.
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Personality Poker is an entertaining and engaging exercise. The end result is consistent with ‘other’ personality tests, but you can get a team there a lot quicker and have more fun doing so. Plus your understanding of how it matters in the bigger innovation picture really sticks. Fantastic!”
Michele Egger, Innovation Operations, Chevron Corporation
Personality Poker is a fun and engaging approach to both personal assessment and understanding team dynamics. This approach helped me recognize how my own problem-solving approach may complement (or clash) with other team members, and gave me useful insights into future team development.”
Ben Cowles, P&C Business Insurance Service Operations, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
I thought I’d seen just about every profiling tool there was. Until now, those I’ve seen all required you to fill out questionnaires that are boring and can lead to biased answers. But Personality Poker got to the desired endpoint more quickly, more engagingly, and with less bias than any of these.”
Rob, S., Innovation Champion, R&D Division, A Major Pharmaceutical
Andrew Bushell, Head of Innovation, Novartis Consumer Health
Personality Poker may be a game, but it provides some serious results.”
Wouter Koetzier, Global Innovation Lead, Accenture
Personality Poker is both enlightening and engaging. It’s a great exercise for any organization to inject some excitement while learning how to create functional teams.”
Tom Morgan, General Manager of Innovation & Process Improvement, Voith Industrial Services
The result is a higher probability of stronger teams with a greater utilization of strengths and acceptance of differences than other group style awareness exercises.”
Bruce Harned, President, MarketFit Associates
Personality Poker Overview
Here is an overview of Personality Poker, including the four key principles of the book
Person You Like the Least
This video discusses the myth about the attraction of opposites
Why Organizations are Cults
Personality Poker Basics