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These are the 4 different work styles and how to work with each
"Some people like risks, others prefer rules. Some want consensus, while others want to win," she says. "Think of these traits as magnetically charged particles. Some cluster together and attract while others spread apart and repel. Identifying everyone's pattern can help you work better together."

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Pioneers

Pioneers

Those with a pioneer working style are big-picture thinkers who want to take advantage of opportunities or create new ones.

They tend to not be det...

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Guardians

Guardians

Those with a guardian working style like stability, order, and rigor.

They’re pragmatic, detail-oriented, and risk-averse.

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Drivers

Drivers

Drivers are goal-oriented.

Those identifying with this working style thrive on challenge, results, and winning. They tackle problems head-on with logic.

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Integrators

Integrators

Integrators can understand the context of moving pieces.

Those having this working style represent the glue that holds the pieces together.

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Using different styles of work

Once you identify your style and the styles of your coworkers, you can use them to improve collaboration as well as recognize your tendencies and biases.

Combining differen...

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