Strength Deployment Inventory® -
How To Build More Productive Relationships
The Strength Deployment Inventory® (SDI) is a powerful tool used
around the world to provide individuals with an insightful awareness
of what personal strengths they have and how they use them in relating
Any successful organization or team understands that its success depends
upon the quality and effectiveness of the working relationships between
its people. The SDI gives teams a picture of how everyone on the team
is motivated and what they value - both when things are going well
and during conflict or opposition. Teams can use this information
to improve communication, allocate tasks, and work more productively
together. As a result of the SDI, teams often report a greater sense
of understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of each other.
A unique aspect of the SDI is its approach to minimizing and managing
conflict. It does so by identifying what may trigger conflict in any
relationship and how each party may effectively respond to eliminate
it before it escalates.
The SDI has also has been used successfully for decades in supporting
team building, leadership development, sales and customer relations
training, organizational change efforts, career development, 360-degree
feedback, counseling, mediation and project management.
What makes the Strength Deployment Inventory®
a very effective tool for building relationships?
• Remarkable insights
• Quick and memorable results
• Proven to be a valid and reliable instrument
• Easy to administer
• Compares motivation both when things are going well and when
they are not going well
• Common sense approach to complex issues
The SDI can be administered in a half-day, full day or two day format.
All formats lend themselves to productive follow-on work that will
reinforce and extend the application of this tool. The SDI also integrates
well with other team-building tools and models.