Built on science—Business Chemistry® reveals patterns of behavior to improve workplace dynamics
Deloitte teamed with scientists from the fields of neuro-anthropology and genetics to develop a system that leverages modern computational techniques to bring a data-driven approach to observing and understanding differences in people’s business styles. The resulting system is easy to remember, but with a sophisticated underpinning that highlights statistically relevant behavioral cues in a business environment.
- Business Chemistry is rooted in science, and designed for business. Leveraging powerful, patent-pending computational techniques, Business Chemistry is a data-driven approach to understanding people—both in terms of what they are as well as what they are not. The system is focused on traits that are core to business behavior, such as risk-taking and communication styles, and founded on characteristics with biological linkages which provide better stability over time.
- Business Chemistry is focused on interaction, not introspection. A system that steps beyond helping you understand yourself, Business Chemistry is designed primarily to help you recognize preferences and styles of others—without having them take a test—by measuring observable, business-relevant traits. The focus is on improving the effectiveness of your interactions with other types of individuals, as well as combinations of types in team environments.
- Simple application and a sophisticated system. The system draws on complex algorithms to assess behavior and preferences, but then translates those results into easy-to-learn patterns that are simple to remember and apply. Utilizing clues from your everyday interactions, Business Chemistry allows for a “thin slicing” approach to personality data—focusing in on the things that really matter—for quicker identification and connection with others.
- Personalized Individual and team insights. Business Chemistry sheds light on team dynamics by highlighting the unique aspects of each individual while also considering the composition of the group as a whole. Analysis of team composition provides perspective on relative strengths and areas of misalignment to understand how to best utilize each individual’s natural tendencies, while leveraging the overall group makeup to achieve goals.
Business Chemistry® benefits the individual, team, and organization
Business Chemistry® can be a helpful tool to learn more about each person on a team. This understanding creates awareness and connections that may not have been discussed even after years of working together. The group learns more about their individual types, what to look for in others, and brainstorms ways to engage more effectively with one another.
Once an individual understands their own preferences and behavior, it then looks at the overall composition of the group and related potential pitfalls and strength areas. The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Business Chemistry sessions can highlight specific objectives of the group, and delve into how to better leverage the strengths of the team to meet their goals.
Finally, Business Chemistry® can help dive deeper by discussing strategies to engage more effectively with the organization’s stakeholders.