How To Manage Different Team Member Personalities
There are four main different personality types that operate in any team – the trick is to be able to recognise and then map out your strategy accordingly:
- Prefer familiar, safe situations.
- Creatures of habit.
- Like to have routines and established systems/procedures.
- Like to form close, often social relationships with other team members.
- Generally predictable, patient and loyal
- Slow at decisions-making because they need to analyse, think things through and explore all the options.
- High standards, both for themselves and the other team members.
- Generally thoughtful, precise, systematic and highly critical.
- Easily bored by routine.
- Motivated by the possibility of success.
- Thrive on change, keen to experiment on doing things in a new way.
- Quick at decision-making, love to risk-take it’s the ‘Thrill of the chase’.
- Generally confident, impatient and ambitious people who like to get the job done and then move on.
- Extremely sociable and good with people, they love to charm, persuade and convince.
- Prefer people to systems or ideas.
- Can be impulsive and often take the slap-dash approach.
- Generally optimistic, easy-going, enthusiastic and fun.
Assess your individual staff and use the pointers above to maximise their contributions to targets.
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