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Communication Training - Toro Style

On Friday we had the pleasure of Dr. Marie Stopforth CPsychol who ran a team bonding session at Toro HQ. The session was focussed on communication, we discussed what communication meant to us.

It was interesting to discover everyone’s interpretation of how messages can be received through different media platforms. This will aid us in both our personal and our work lives. We investigated real-life scenarios where miscommunication has occurred and was able to identify key moments of where we could improve.

The session continued with team-building challenges which consisted of memory games, following commands and group competitions. What I found interesting when completing the memory task was that most of the team were led to believe they remembered something that didn’t occur. Another task where we individually followed the same instructions with our eyes closed and compared the outcomes. Our results were all very different. These tasks broadened our knowledge of communication by increasing our awareness of how knowledge is communicated and received by others.

Finally, we completed a DiSC assessment. The Disc model of behaviour was first proposed by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist with a PhD from Harvard. He was interested in using practical explanations to help people manage their relationships. He theorized that the behavioural expression of emotion could be categorized into four types. Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C). Each class has distinct learning techniques and respond to leadership in exclusive ways. We were each diagnosed with a type in order to identify the best way to communicate with each other. This will enhance the efficiency of our company. To find more information on DiSC you could visit:

Overall, we want to say a massive thank you to Dr. Stopforth for an engaging and informative afternoon.



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