Embracing Flexibility as a Communication Style
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Communication is hard, especially for many engineers who rely on logic and facts in their work. However, communication is not a hard science, and engineers’ growth and effectiveness depends on their ability to flex to the communication style of their coworkers and clients. Various personality and communication assessment tools, when used properly, can provide a common language that engineers and others can use to discuss which behaviors they share with others, and how they can adapt to the styles of others. In session, we will explore a case study for how you can use the DiSC® assessment tool—or similar assessments—to open the lines of communication among people with various communication styles. There is no “right” personality type, and people can create more healthy and productive relationships by understanding their own motivations and priorities and how they align with their coworkers.
Megan Schulze is a Project Manager for Dewberry focusing on HVAC design-build services and retro-commissioning of existing buildings to identify and implement energy conservation measures. Her dedication to sustainability and conservation allows her to help her clients meet stretch goals of energy efficiency and save money in the process. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, an M.S. in Management from Colorado State University Global Campus, is a registered Professional Engineer in California and a registered Project Management Professional. Megan is dedicated to women achieving their full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders. She wants to inspire the next generation of girls to reach for their highest potential and consider technology and engineering by sharing experiences, passion, and expertise. Megan, her husband, Kyle, and cat live in Littleton, Colorado. She loves playing golf with Kyle, traveling the U.S. and the world for work and fun, and going to her home country of Australia to visit her family any chance she gets. Megan is proud to be a global citizen and continues on her path of helping people have the opportunity to achieve their goals.