It is always a joy to welcome new colleagues to campus, learn about their goals, teach them the university’s culture and how we can work together. Their energy is fresh and exciting with the potential to launch into something special, intrinsic and innovative. When learning about your new staff’s True Colors® spectrum after the Keys to Personal Success workshop, use this opportunity to maximize the greatness of your team. It’s an important time to be a part of their evolving brightness.
Teaming up staff members with opposite brightest or palest colors can be useful in developing a team’s skills. Learning about your staff’s brightest colors can help you learn about their strengths. Pairing a bright color with another bright color will help each of them learn different ways of effective task management and event planning. I find this approach helps new staff to become acquainted with office practices as I mentor them along their professional journey. Allowing your team to show each other new ways to achieve goals can be encouraging for everyone. This process will also help you work together to support the university’s core values.
Tying into our Strategic Plan, True Colors® helps us support each other to make sure our staff have the education and opportunities they need to develop to their fullest potential.
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Office of the Dean of Students