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Work Personalities (And How to Effectively Manage Each of Them)

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Work Personalities (And How to Effectively Manage Each of Them)
As any manager knows, the workplace is full of individuals with a vast range of work personalities, and there's certainly no one way to manage them. Each employee requires a unique leadership strategy, and it's up to you to figure that out.

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The Wallflower

The Wallflower

Wallflowers are the individuals who prefer to be alone rather than in a group setting. Some wallflowers are hard workers, while others can get a little too comfortable in their quiet workspace and lose productivity.

For the most introverted workers in the office, providing a quiet, productive workspace will help raise their output.

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The Achiever

The Achiever

Achievers are organized, reliable and consistent in their work performance. Achievers don’t need as much supervision as other work personalities.

They need opportunities for them to advance their goals, encouragement on their opinions during team meetings, and to be pushed with challenging roles and projects.

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The Bum

The Bum

Bums are the workers who initially started out as achievers but somehow fell into a slump.

They may socialize more than they work but tend not to cause any workplace problems due to their low impact.

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The Narcissist

The Narcissist

Narcissists can be some of the hardest-working members of your team, but they can burn a lot of bridges along the way.

Encourage the narcissists in your office to slowly interact more positively with other team members. Understand that they’re more productive on their own, but remind them that everyone is there for the same goal.

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The Energizer

The Energizer

These workers are always coming up with new ideas and extracurricular activities to partake in; unfortunately, their enthusiasm can often distract them from their main job objectives and responsibilities.

Since their mind is always rushing towards innovation and team morale, it’s imperative to keep them in line with their basic job responsibilities, while also encouraging and recognizing their forward-thinking mind.

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The Optimist

The Optimist

This worker will likely be social and a great mentor for new employees unfamiliar with the work environment. Optimists might also ignore the reality of a situation and provide a dishonest, fluffed-up outlook.

Consider placing the optimist of your office with individuals who are more cynical or realistic in nature, such as the analyst or the narcissist. Allow them to share their positivity, but remind them of the sometimes-harsh realities of doing business.

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The Analyst

The Analyst

Analysts work best in positions that deal with data and metrics. These employees are steady, persistent, and produce quality work without needing a lot of recognition.

They need to be put in positions that are data-driven. Analysts often excel at double-checking and finding flaws, so allow them time to hone in on their accuracy and attention to detail.

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Start With A Casual Conversation

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Ask For A Private Discussion

Instead of avoiding the person, seek to address the issue head-on because, if left unaddressed, it’s only likely to get worse. 

Ask for a private discussion with the other person to express what you’re experiencing as pleasantly and agreeably as possible to avoid damaging the relationship further.

Always Be Direct

All people deserve to be treated professionally and with dignity. Remembering that being direct is not in contradiction with professionalism is imperative. Be direct, brave and respectful.

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Communication during stressful times

Communication during stressful times

Uncertainty has a way to reveal everyone's strengths and weaknesses. During drastic uncertainty, employees will seek more information in order to achieve a sense of certainty. During this unsta...

Managing the passive communicators

  • Talk to them one-on-one. They will feel more comfortable opening up.
  • Offer multiple modes of communication. Instead of calling on them during a meeting, send them an email afterward.
  • Help them feel psychologically safe at work. Let your team know they won't face negative consequences for voicing their opinion respectfully.

Passive communicators battle to express their needs and stand by their convictions. This is because they want to avoid conflict. They may be silent during crucial meetings. If they do make a suggestion and it is challenged, they may say, "never mind then."

Managing the aggressive communicators

  • Outline and enforce boundaries. If they interrupt someone, step in and say, "Please let [Name} finish, and afterward, we'll give you time to speak too."
  • Give them a safe and healthy way to vent their anger. People under pressure are more likely to act out. Pull them aside for a one-on-one time to address their concerns.

Aggressive Communicators voice their opinions in a straightforward, often blunt way. They often interrupt others, take up significantly more time than others during meetings and don't take into account others' feelings or opinions.

Happiness

Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction, some might strive for recognition of their hard-work and los...

Workplace Happiness defined

In a fundamental sense, workplace happiness comes when:

  • We enjoy doing the tasks assigned to us
  • We feel right about the people we are working with
  • We are happy with the financial benefits we get from the job
  • We have the scope of improving our existing skills
  • We feel respected and acknowledged at work

Importance Of Happiness At Work

Happy employees are compulsory for a growing business.

A study on organizational success revealed that employees who feel happy in the workplace are 65% more energetic than employees who don’t. They are two times more productive and are more likely to sustain their jobs over a long period of time.