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These are the 4 different work styles and how to work with each

Using the styles at 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 different working styles often creates better output. Alone, you might miss some key aspects, context, or risk beyond your own view.

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These are the 4 different work styles and how to work with each

These are the 4 different work styles and how to work with each

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Working Style

Ever wonder why you have great chemistry with some colleagues and butt heads with others? It comes down to your working styles.

Some people like risks, others prefer rules. Some want consensus, while others want to win.

Pioneers

Pioneers are big-picture thinkers who want to take advantage of opportunities or create new ones. They tend to not be detail-minded, and they make quick, spontaneous decisions.

Guardians

Guardians like stability, order, and rigor. They’re pragmatic, detail-oriented, and risk-averse. 

Drivers

Drivers are goal-oriented. 

They thrive on challenge, results, and winning. They tackle problems head-on with logic. 

Integrators

Integrators can understand the context of moving pieces. They’re the glue that holds the pieces together.

Using the styles at 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 different working styles often creates better output. Alone, you might miss some key aspects, context, or risk beyond your own view.

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Pioneers

They value possibilities and they spark energy and imagination.

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Guardians

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.

Drivers

They value change and they generate momentum.

Direct in the approach to people and problems, they are technical, quantitative and logical.

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Work style
Work style – or the way we think, structure, organize, and complete our work – is the foundation upon which businesses operate, grow, and thrive today.
4 Types of Work Styles

In any office you will find four basic types of work styles:

  • Logical, analytical, linear, and data-oriented
  • Organized, sequential, planned, and detailed-oriented
  • Supportive, expressive, and emotionally oriented
  • Big-picture, integrative, and ideation-oriented
The logical, data-oriented colleague

Their strengths are in analyzing data, logical processing, and solving complex problems. 

They are focused on achieving the stated goal or outcome and will ensure that you stay on budget.

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The Prioritizer
  • Analytical and competitive.
  • Long-winded explanations set you off.
  • You don't enjoy small talk.
  • Very focused on the outcome or goal.
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The Planner
  • Hyper-organized, detail-driven.
  • You thrive on deadlines. 
  • You have every appointment and reminder possible in your calendar.
  • Your biggest pet peeve is when people are running perpetually late. 

Productivity Boost: Batch tasks. Grouping similar tasks together lets you get into a flow state and not waste any time switching between tasks.

The Arranger
  • A natural-born facilitator.
  • You’re highly intuitive and communicative. 
  • You do your best work with people and on teams, and you understand instinctually what needs to get done to wrap up a project. 

Productivity Boost: You need to intersperse solo work with group work. Spending the entire day holed up in an office will actually backfire.

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