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They favor stability, order and rigor.
Likely to stick with the status quo, they are deliberate decision-makers who are practical, focused on detail and reserved.
They value change and they generate momentum.
Direct in the approach to people and problems, they are technical, quantitative and logical.
They value connection and tend to draw teams together.
They are empathetic, diplomatic and focused on relationships. They acknowledge nuances and tend to see things in shades of grey rather than black and white.
While the benefits of diversity are real, they're far from automatic. They must be activated.
Nobody fits neatly into each slot of the four basic working styles (Pioneers, guardians, drivers, integrators), but having an understanding of how different types of people think and are likely to work, managers can develop more effective teams and build on this diversity.
Drivers are goal-oriented.
Those identifying with this working style thrive on challenge, results, and winning. They tackle problems head-on with logic.
This is a framework for understanding meaningful differences in people’s working styles. It identifies four primary types: