It measures motives. The science behind the art creates an accurate picture of what’s important to us – going beyond behaviors to reveal our individual motivations. And very few people disagree with their assessment results, which means they buy into the picture of who they are and what drives them so they can begin to work within that reality.
It’s bi-conditional. The SDI measures the motives behind the behaviors when conditions are going well and when conditions involve the different stages of conflict. By helping people understand what matters to people and why, and by providing a safe, common language for discussing tough issues, the SDI provides a non-threatening way to deal with conflict.
It strengthens a weakness. The SDI provides insight into the unique way we value different strengths and interpret the actions of others. This helps us recognize those times when we need to use different behaviors based on the conditions, our motives, and the motives that are driving others.
It’s a system of its own. The insights that come from the SDI are crucial to improving any situation where people interact. And the SDI seamlessly integrates relationship and conflict management skills into nearly any training and development program – team building, leadership development, emotional intelligence, you name it. In other words, it’s designed for human systems and organizational systems.
It’s memorable. The simple triangle graphic and the use of primary colors make this a highly visual, easy to understand tool. And by using experiential teaching methods, anyone can quickly internalize the learning. And because it creates a common language for understanding and discussing motives and relationships, the training is highly sustainable.
It depersonalizes conflict. Opposition is healthy, but conflict is unproductive. By helping people understand what matters to others and why, and by providing a safe, common language for discussing tough issues, the SDI provides a non-threatening way to deal with conflict.
It honors differences. The SDI provides insight into the unique way we value different strengths and interpret the actions of others.
SDI® focuses on:
Our clients tell us that the SDI® works because we don’t waste their time with endless pages of analysis and diagnosis. We all know that real growth and development happen when everyone starts understanding and talking together in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. That’s why the focus on every SDI® session is on talking, not testing. The power of SDI® is in how quickly and easily it gets people connecting and really talking to each other.
It’s not just what you do, it’s why you do it. Unlike other tools, SDI® offers us a “colourful” way of understanding people’s “hidden” reasons for behaving the way they do. Participants get a genuine, deep and meaningful understanding of motivations that drive behaviours. Being able to chose behaviours based on what makes people feel good can be nothing but a step forward in any relationship.
We all have good days and bad days, things that make us happy and things that drive us mad. SDI® helps understand these motivational shifts, so in effect it is actually two valuable assessments in one. Consequently, it is unique as it gives us answers to conflict dilemmas. It provides easy solutions to make meaningful, yet simple changes to prevent and manage conflict.
The SDI® process is:
You can start applying the SDI® immediately! The questionnaire is based upon 20 simple statements, giving you more time for discussion, analysis and learning. No need for long drawn out pages of information and personality profiling analysis.
SDI® is about real people and their life stories - it’s an interactive and engaging process with lots of laughs along the way. It paints a vivid picture of who you are and why you do what you do, the stuff that motivates you or drives you crazy. SDI® provides a visual framework to understand others and offers practical motivational insights into how to put things right. People genuinely like it and love using it.
SDI® is for everyone because it is applicable in a variety of contexts and cultures; it’s useful no matter our experience and position. Everyone can make sense of it and apply it. People all over the world have found the SDI® to be a powerful tool to make things happen and call it a “Manual for working with others”.