Do you run a Ready Business? If so, what personality types do you have in your business and which type are you?
The work environment has changed today as employees are expected to bring more to the organization than just their usual daily skills.
More and more companies are using personality tests as a measure of how well employees will work together and be the best fit for the team they will be part of.
Studies have discovered a reduction in motivation, productivity and happiness among employees thus the use of personality tests such as Myers Briggs has become popular.
The Myer Briggs model categorizes 16 character types with which employers can analyze their working teams based on individual personalities. Using a series of questions, the test helps individuals identify personality preferences out of four pairs: extraversion or introversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling and finally judging and perceiving.
The four most common character types to occur within the workplace, and also most important to focus on when it comes to getting the most from groups of your employees include:
The ISTJ personality type is prided on integrity, practical logic and dedication to a cause making them a vital piece to organizations that uphold traditions, rules and standards. ISTJ’s prefer working alone, so businesses could accommodate ISTJs by allowing them to work from home or removing distractions within the office and allowing such employees to work through projects without too much interaction.
ISFJs are introverted thus seen as naturally quiet and friendly but also possess great social skills, especially in group projects. ISFJ’s are reluctant to change, and gain tremendous amounts of satisfaction from helping others, thus an inclusive and open, team setting is ideal as they can assist those around them.
This personality type is typically quiet and sensitive but tend to use creative thinking to push the limits of social conventions. ISFP’s enjoy going against the status quo use a “think outside the box” approach on tasks. They are great at idea generation, so they’re most effective when allowed to lead brainstorming and creative thinking workshops. In the office, ISFP’s enjoy expressing their passion and enthusiasm, and enjoy having their own space to work within. However, they are resentful of the confines of a 9-5 job, but are attracted by the opportunity to really make their workspace their own.
These are social creatures, thriving on keeping up with friends and colleagues. They’re warm-hearted, cooperative, and need human interaction and emotional feedback to be satisfied in their line of work. Their ideal work environment provides clear expectations and a friendly, structured atmosphere, free from conflict or uncertainty.
Every individual has his or her own working preferences and approaches for effectiveness, but a ready business is one that implements these changes and steps in order to create the best environment for employees to perform at their best thus impacting on business’ productivity and bottom line.
Source: Tuko Kenya News
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