Engaging employees to increase investment and productivity. It’s never been more important to invest in your workforce than in today’s economy, when employees are increasingly asked to take on new responsibilities and engage each other in new ways. At The Novak Consulting Group, we can give them the tools to succeed with workshops that address concerns, improve communication and help them better handle conflict. We also provide tools to help managers succeed. One key way is to help them better understand their employees. How do they process information? What motivates them? How do they respond to change? We can also help managers to work more effectively with supervisory-level peers, which enhances the function of the entire organization. Personality testing is an effective way to help managers “speak the language” of their staff and peers. Julia Novak is a Master Facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and has facilitated numerous workshops using Personality Type as a template for improving communications and working relationships. She is also trained in administering the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), the Thomas-Killman Conflict Assessment and other level-B psychological instruments.