SDI is a method that is used to identify an individual’s motivation
and value system. When used effectively, SDI can help an individual
perform more effectively by understanding themselves and others.
STRENGTH – identifying the characteristic
strengths of behaviour and suggesting ways of using these strengths
to achieve mutually
productive outcomes with others.
DEPLOYMENT – the displaying
or unfolding of one’s behaviour to others.
INVENTORY – taking
stock of one’s values, motivation and behaviour.
How it works: The
SDI is based on more than 30 years of research by psychologist
Elias H Porter PhD. From this he created Relationship Awareness
the objective that when applied, people would be able to create
win-win relationships. It looks at our values
that ‘trigger’ our
motivations when things are going well and when faced with conflict & opposition.