Insights Discovery Brisbane
Foster better working relationships
At 11 Recruitment, we offer Insights Discovery workshops for our Brisbane clients who want to foster more respectful, productive, and positive relationships with their employees. All workshops are run by our accredited practitioner, Debbie Cooper, who has over 15 years of Insights experience.
The ultimate goal of our workshops is to facilitate better collaboration between colleagues, and to overcome challenges and conflict by establishing a common language.
By participating in one of our workshops, you will learn how to:
Our Insights Discovery workshops are suitable for people who are:
What is Insights Discovery?
Insights Discovery is a psychometric profiling tool that uses a simple and memorable four colour model. These colours, which are referred to as “colour energies”, include:
Individuals high in this energy are competitive, demanding, determined, strong-willed and purposeful.
Individuals high in this energy are demonstrative, enthusiastic, sociable, dynamic and persuasive.
Individuals high in this energy are encouraging, caring, sharing, patient and relaxed.
Individuals high in this energy are precise, cautious, deliberate, questioning and formal.
Every person is a unique mix of these “colour energies”, and their specific mix determines how and why they behave the way they do.
Insights also applies Jung's four personality preferences to further develop an understanding of an individual's personality.
Extraversion vs. introversion
This indicates whether the source of an individual's energy expression is external (extroverted) or internal (introverted).
Thinking vs. feeling
This indicates whether an individual makes decisions based on logic (thinking) or emotion do (feeling).
Sensation vs. intuition
This indicates whether an individual mainly believes information from external sources (sensing) or internal/imaginative sources (intuition).
Judging vs. perceiving
This indicates whether a person organises their life events and sticks to their plans (judging) or if they are inclined to improvise (perceiving).
Developing an in-depth personality profile provides insight into an individual's strengths, style, and the value they bring to their team.
Stage 1: Introduction to Insights
We commence our workshops by playing the Insights Discovery card game to introduce participants to the four colour energies (fiery red, sunshine yellow, earth green, and cool blue) and get them thinking about their own behaviour.
Participants will be shown sets of four cards, with each card describing a behaviour representing one of the four colour energies. They will then be asked to select one card from each set that is the most like them, and one that is the least like them. We'll then use the participants' responses to explore Insights' personality types, which are as follows.
Once the participants have a basic understanding of the four colour model, we’ll look at Jung's personality preferences (extraversion vs. introversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling, and judging vs. perceiving), and will use the different combinations of those preferences to describe Jung's personality types.
Following this, we'll explore how we can combine Insights' and Jung's personality types to gain an in-depth understanding of personality and behaviour. We'll then review what the different personality types and preferences mean for the participants as leaders, team members or individuals when they interact, communicate, and collaborate with others.
This activity enables us to highlight the differences between the colour energies in a practical and engaging way. You can click through the images below to see some of the cards that are used during this game.
Explore some of the cards from the Insights Discovery card game
Stage 2: Developing personal profiles
Following our introduction, each participant will receive a report detailing their personal profile based on a questionnaire they completed prior to attending the workshop.
Each participant will be assigned an Insights' personality type (reformer, director, motivator, helper, inspirer, supporter, coordinator, or observer), plus one of Jung's personality types (extraverted sensing, introverted sensing, extraverted intuition, introverted intuition, extraverted thinking, introverted thinking, extraverted feeling, or introverted feeling) as described during stage one of the workshop.
The report will also provide an in-depth explanation regarding the content and charts in the profiles.
The following sections may also be included for an additional fee.
Following this, the participants will be given time for personal reflection. They will then be encouraged to discuss the learning points from their profiles and what this might mean for their own development with other participants.
Stage 3: Actionable behaviour
As the participants now have an understanding of the colour preferences based on their own profiles, we’ll look at how we can recognise these preferences in others.
We'll usually have the most difficulty understanding and interacting with those whose preferences are different to our own. As such, recognising these characteristics can help us develop strategies for personal growth and improved communication. By focusing on adapting our behaviour and establishing a connection with others, we can get the most out of our working relationships.
As such, conflict may arise when these two personality types need to interact or work with one another.
Insights allows us to establish a number of strategies the Supporter should use when interacting with the Director. In order to meet the needs of the Director, the Supporter should:
Conversely, when interacting with the Director, the Supporter should not:
We’ll then look at real life situations where conflict arises between different personality types, and will plan and practice what to do in those situations.
The ultimate goal of this stage is to teach the participants how to: