“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
– Charles Swindoll
Supervisors have the seemingly impossible task of overseeing large groups of diverse personalities in the workplace. Their key objective is to find ways for them to be as productive and efficient as possible by playing to individual strengths while simultaneously fostering a team environment. As daunting as it may seem, workplace harmony is attainable–and it can even be reached with relative ease if you play to the different strengths found in office personalities. The key lies in understanding the different personality types, and in educating yourself on how to motivate them individually while keeping them happily working together collectively.
They solution is to stop focusing on the weaknesses within each personality and find the strengths within it instead. When we focus on the strengths of those around us, we can find ways to use them to build our brand into a globally effective force. Give your employees a reason to come to work. Let them have the opportunity to do what they do best every single day: be themselves. Let them be the best version of themselves for your brand, and as a result, you will produce the very best version of your brand.
What follows are the 9 most common personalities in the workplace. Evaluate your colleagues and employees and identify their types and you’ll be on your way toward harnessing their personal strengths to drive direct results into your business.