Employee Personas: A New Tool to Connect Your Workforce
Updated: Jan 27
It’s no secret that many people have lost a sense of connection to their employers, their co-workers, and themselves.
According to a Gallup report, 51% of employees feel isolated and disengaged at work, often leading to feelings of misery that spread to their peers. Another recent global study found that one in three employees reported feeling disconnected from their leadership teams. Furthermore, the research stated that team productivity suffers without the opportunities or tools to connect in meaningful ways.
Let's unite the workforce!
We all see the world through filtered lenses that are as unique as our fingerprints, but far too often, we’re blind to the perspectives of our most essential human connections. Realizing our potential in the workplace requires learning about one another and strengthening how we relate, communicate, and work together as one connected consciousness. In doing so, we become empowered to improve collaboration, become more efficient with our time, produce better work, and have a flipping blast along the way.
According to the Center for Talent Innovation, when people feel like they belong at work, they are more productive, motivated, engaged, and 3.5 times more likely to contribute to their fullest potential. Belonging at work requires forming emotional bonds, and employers can't rely on employees to foster these connections on their own.
It's time for employers to re-humanize the workplace. Reconnect employees and create a sense of community within remote, hybrid, and in-office work settings. It's time to flip the script on the great resignation and usher in the most extraordinary transformation of workplace culture.
Introducing PTNL Employee Personas:
Personas are a new tool to connect the workforce at any distance. By definition, personas include aspects of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others. Our propriety questioning model for creating a persona is delivered through a digital interface that outputs a comprehensive, personalized PDF report for each employee.
The Contents of a Persona PDF Report:
Personas are as unique as the employees creating them, about 15 pages in length; they cover the essentials for improving self-awareness and relationship building. They have been developed from over 20 years of relationship modeling and offer a holistic, integrated approach to enhancing employee connections.
Here is a brief outline of the three sections of a persona. All of the information contained within is documented in a personalized format with standardized content categories so they can be easily shared and interpreted across your team or organization.
Section 1: Relevant Personal Information
Name, nickname, picture, department, and location
Likes and interests to help employees find commonalities
Influences and perspectives for a personal value exchange
Section 2: Personality Type Assessment
Personality type analysis based on the work of Carl Jung
Coaching tips and resources for each dominant trait
Matrix and charts to help improve workplace connections
Section 3: Learning Style Assessment
Learning Style analysis based on the Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic (VAK) model
Preferred learning style with a breakdown of relevant knowledge
Helpful communication tips when working with different learning styles
The persona generator interface and PDF report are entirely customizable. We can add your company's unique branding and any additional questions relevant to your organization's purpose, vision, and mission.
The Persona Difference
Personas are about more than personality types and learning styles. They’re about the inspiration, purpose, and potential of people.
Personas help employees to see the big picture, and we use the power of self-reflection to uncover truth and meaning.
The Personas toolkit is highly customizable to ensure your organization and people shine in all stages of the rollout.
Benefits and Uses:
When organizations become proactive in connecting the workforce in new, meaningful ways, they re-humanize the workplace and help create a resilient company culture. Here are some of the most apparent benefits and uses of implementing employee personas.
Optimize the onboarding process by having employees complete/share their personas.
Connect your organization via an internal portal where all personas are available.
Increase self-awareness, empathy, and trust within people and departments.
Improve collaboration through persona workshops to learn about one another.
Enable managers to coach and develop team members based on their unique persona.
Empower employees to identify growth areas for goal setting and development.
Increase productivity by fostering more consciously focused communications.
Reduce turnover by investing in the emotional intelligence of employees.
Why Personas Work:
Employee personas are the missing link to uniting an organization because they provide the fodder to accelerate the lifecycle of workplace relationships. Knapp's relationship model provides a valuable foundation by categorizing how relational bonds form over time.
It's time to re-think employee connections in the workplace and lead the transformation of culture. The more we learn about ourselves and one another, the more resilient workforces we can create. Employee personas work for companies of all sizes, and we offer scaled solutions to meet your engagement, training, and development needs.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org