February 22, 2013 - FILED UNDER Collaboration
Workology: the Eight Personality Types of the Workplace
We all want to work smarter and more effectively with our colleagues, but combining different styles and personalities can often be quite challenging. Our Workology series aims to help the cause by defining eight common office personality types, as well as the keys to working with each. Check them out below! (And click each of the headers for an expanded description.)
Direct, decisive, and confident, Generals take charge and lead teams through the day-to-day battles of the workplace.
Creative and innovative, Artists turn ideas into beautiful products, materials, and campaigns.
Diligent and dedicated, Workhorses lead by example with hard work.
Upbeat and supportive, Cheerleaders uses positive reinforcement to keep their teams together.
Focused and analytical, Number Crunchers see endless possibilities and opportunities in complex data.
By balancing authority and compassion, Medics are naturally good at problem solving.
Naturally intuitive and considerate, Mediators are great at smoothing over conflicts and calming frustrated employees.
Naturally creative and innovative, Dreamers like to think outside-the-box and inspire others with big ideas.