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Independent work styles are efficient, disciplined and productive. They like to follow their instincts and see where they take them.
Visionary and entrepreneurial types often have an independent working style. This type is also often found in creative or scientific fields.
Those that identify with this style are organized, strategic and collaborative. They are diplomatic and are typically excellent communicators.
They are often found in relationship-oriented roles like human resources and in leadership roles. Account executives, HR directors, and project managers are often known to have a cooperative business style.
Those that have this working style are versatile and adaptable, able to take on many different roles. They prefer to work with other people while maintaining sole responsibility for a task.
They’ll connect the independent and cooperative types, helping to build a team that works.
There are many factors that motivate employees and affect everything from how they work with others to their ability to stick to deadlines.
If you’re asking someone to do something that goes against their working style, they most likely won’t excel at it. Successful promotions begin with the manager recognizing and rewarding the different types of work styles appropriately.
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A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work well on a team with a mix of types.
For example, too many constraints can completely shut a Pioneer down, while a Guardian may withdraw in an environment that feels too chaotic.
A Driver may become very frustrated in an organization that lacks decisiveness, while an Integrator may wither on a team that doesn’t value broad-based input.
Manage the team in ways that support the diverse needs of different types of work.
You wouldn’t want a team that is all about creative ideas with no focus on implementing those ideas. Or one that is searching for the big win with no attention paid to the people involved in getting there.