How It Works
Each StylePlay card displays an adjective describing a characteristic that people usually demonstrate in daily interactions. Participants can take part in 12 different card games - or the facilitator can create a new game with the StylePlay cards. Each of the games allows participants to identify preferred styles - either their own, those of other participants, or those of famous people.
StylePlay - 12 Group Card Games can be used alone, in combination with any Style Series title, and with other training products. The facilitator guide features a brief overview of the Style Theory that is the basis of the games and the other Style Series instruments. In addition, debriefing questions and key learning points are provided to help facilitators draw significance and participants to gain deeper insights. Uses and Applications
- Provide stand-alone activities such as ice breakers and energizers
- Incorporate into a learning experience on teamwork, leadership, or communication
- Include as an introduction or follow-up to What's My Style? and all the other Style Series titles
- Understand the four personality styles
- Learn how the four styles interact
- Practice interacting with those of similar and different personality styles
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of each style
StylePlay - 12 Group Card Games and the other titles in the HRDQ Style Series
are based on the well-known research and personality theories of psychologists Carl Jung, William Moulton Marston, and others. Most research has identified two basic dimensions of style, which we refer to as assertiveness and expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.
Mary Blitzer Field, MA is a former Senior Developer at HRDQ. While at HRDQ Mary developed or co-developed several products including What's My Leadership Style?, What's My Time Style?, and Mentoring in the Moment. Before joining HRDQ, she was involved in marketing, developing, and presenting corporate training seminars in communication skills such as scientific writing, business writing, and presentations. She has worked with a broad range of industries, with specialties in pharmaceuticals, chemical, health care, entertainment, and manufacturing. Her corporate training experience also includes the development of seminar manuals, visuals, and job aids.She has gone on to provide professional training and development services at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and, currently, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ms. Blitzer Field holds an MA in English language and literature from Columbia University and her teaching experience includes writing instruction at several renowned universities including Columbia and Northeastern.
The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. Combining the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles, our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.