Every company combines a diverse workforce – by different, it means various personalities and uniqueness. The effectiveness of HR policies largely depends on individual behaviors, and it is typical for every business. The department manager’s responsibility is to figure out means and ways to bring the optimum performance from each one. Fred Auzenne (Arizona-based business leader)explains that every company uses workforce analytics as the foundation to assess the seven key personality types. Let us now unfold the different traits of all the seven to understand their importance in the business:
- The Solo or wallflower:The introvert types who prefer working alone and not in a team or groups are the solo artists or wallflowers. You can spot them on quiet corners of the office with very minimum distractions around. These personalities are hardworking and may or may not be great leaders. You cannot find them in social gatherings or very rarely near the coffee machine. As an HR exercise, you can involve them in small team-building activities to bring the hidden ideas and opinions out of them.
- The social extroverts or campaigners: The opposite of wallflower, these are incredibly outgoing and love being around other employees. You can spot them in all social gatherings, team activities, and coffee machines (during breaks). These are high in energy; therefore, they often lose focus during workshops and meetings. You can count them in for innovation, initiative, and group sessions. They make enthusiastic leaders, and hence, as an HR, you can assign their solo projects and marketing jobs.
- The logician or analyst: They are creative and innovative personalities who typically develop ideas to solve business problems. These are great in tackling a project that brings hindrance to the business decisions. You can spot them in any department, more often in technical sections of the company. You can stimulate their personality by providing data-driven positions with team goals.
- The leaders: These are born leaders who may not hold power or decision-making positions in the company but show the traits of a leader. You can spot them managing a team, planning the strategies, deciding the policies, and guiding other team members. Whether they hold department head positions or not, they love encouraging others and showcase visionary goals. You can propose team member roles to this employee to help them explore the non-leader responsibilities and shed the stubbornness.
- The innovators: These are a typical employee who believes that innovation is key to any business growth. They come with ideas for new products and services; you can spot them at team gatherings as they are open to ideas. They are significant risk-takers and constantly seek new business opportunities.
- The overachievers: These are the most sought-after personalities of any company. They are a highly motivated employee who typically does not dependent on any goal setting or team force. They are self-driven and achieve before the set goal. They bring a strong work ethic and are an asset to any business.
- The optimist: These are a positive-spirited employee who fits in almost every role. They are always ready to learn new skills and are optimistic about any changes to the business or your position.
To run a successful business to it is vital to have all the different types of personalities.