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STYLES AND DIVERSITY



Considering rapid developments in technology, information overload, change in educational and social systems in all modern societies, and the breaking down of traditional business structures, it is more important than ever that human beings know what makes them tick, why they do things they do or simply 'who they are' as a person.

This self-knowledge is not only vital for coping with our fast-changing world as we find it at the beginning of the twenty-first century; it is also immensely helpful as a tool which facilitates understanding of people we have to, or choose to, interact within our private and professional lives.

With better insights into our own and other peoples' brain processes (and we are only at the beginning of a most exciting journey to this frontier), it might be possible to utilise our brainpower much better, have more fun doing so, and ultimately live in greater harmony, not only with ourselves but also with those around us.

There are scientific tools available for finding out style differences, and psychological tests have been in use for a long time. They all give detailed insight into various aspects of human behaviour, thinking and personal style features.

Two of the newest and most comprehensive instruments in this area are the Working Style Analysis (WSA) for people in the workplace, and for students of all ages, the Learning Style Analysis (LSA) combining cognitive, biological, physical and social style aspects. The result is a very detailed description of a person's preferences, flexibilities and non-preferences in the learning or working process.

People of all ages can learn virtually anything if allowed to do it through their own unique styles, through their own personal strengths. They are more capable of consistent performance if their working/learning conditions suit their individual style preferences.

When human diversity is taken into account and respected during the learning process, in training situations or in skills acquisition, the results are always positive: the learner experiences pleasure, gains a sense of accomplishment without frustration and stress, experiences increased motivation and is always in control of the learning process.

Working Style
can be defined as the way people in the work force absorb and retain new and difficult information, think or concentrate, do their daily work and solve problems.
Learning Style
is the way in which human beings concentrate on, absorb, process and retain new and difficult information.