How It Works
Playing with Style was developed by world-renowned training game developer, Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan and Tracy Tagliati of The Thiagi Group. Using their experience and expertise in the field of instructional games and training activities, Playing with Style was developed as a supplemental learning tool to the HRDQ Style Series assessments.
The objective of these instructional games is to help individuals quickly build fluency in different personal styles so that they can improve interpersonal skills and interact more effectively with others. Playing with Style motivates people to take an active role in the mastery of personal styles. The games provide a wide variety of interactive training activities and learning experiences.
Playing with Style includes 10 card games plus an additional bonus game you can use as an ice breaker or closing activity. Each game takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to facilitate and play. The choice is yours: play one, play some, or play them all.
Uses and Applications
Playing with Style is intended as supplemental learning and training activities to the HRDQ Style Suite. While it is possible to introduce the HRDQ Style Model using Playing with Style, it is most helpful to participants to have a working knowledge and understanding of their preferred dominant style and the basic characteristics of each of the four styles.
Playing with Style is an excellent way to expand, enhance, and reinforce the learning gained from the HRDQ Style Series training assessments. Here are just some of the ways you can use the instructional games:
- Introduction or follow up to any of the Style Suite assessments
- Standalone training activities
- Ice breakers
- Refresher games
- Component of a management development workshop or training program
The training games and activities in the Playing with Style package help develop a comprehension of the strengths and potential problem areas associated with each of the four personality styles. Individuals rapidly build fluency in several personal styles and work towards improving interpersonal skills and interact more effectively with others. Playing with Style motivates people to take an active role in the mastery of individual styles.