Having a cohesive team that works well together is essential for overcoming the stress and challenges of the business world. There are so many personality types out there that it can be easy to just cherry-pick people with the most focus and drive, those A-type personality people who grab the bull by the horns and get it done. While that may sound like a good idea, in theory, having a diverse team will help your business be able to adapt and overcome any challenge. Here are the three most overlooked personality types that can improve every team.
Having an improviser on your team can be a great resource when everything suddenly goes south, and all hope seems lost. Improvisers are great at thinking on their feet and coming up with solutions on the fly. They usually tend to be very social as well, making them great at running damage control at events or trade shows where you don’t have the time or resources to fix major problems. While their ideas aren’t always guaranteed to work, it’s better than doing nothing at all.
Healers are one of the rarest personality types. Healers have a strong moral sense of right and wrong, oftentimes having an optimistic outlook on the world as a whole. Thanks to their strong emotional connections and open-mindedness, healers are great at being able to view situations from multiple viewpoints. They can help reconcile multiple conflicting personalities or ideas, and can act as the glue that holds your team together. Not everybody has what it takes to be a healer, and it requires high emotional intelligence.
The motto of the inventor is ‘it can be done’. The inventor focuses on innovation and problem solving, treating every roadblock or struggle as a puzzle to solve. The constant research, planning, and experimentation that the inventor provides can help your team reach goals in new and interesting ways. Innately collaborative, inventors will also usually work well with others, though they do have a tendency to challenge the traditional way of doing things, for better or worse. Inventors are essential for ensuring your team isn’t stagnating or falling into too much of a routine.
With these three personality types, your team will be able to tackle any challenge thrown at it, be it an external problem to solve or an internal conflict between its members.
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Cynthia Corsetti is an Executive Coach and Speaker. If you’d like to learn more on how her C.A.R.E. to Engage system can help you create an engaged workforce in your organization, you can email her at: [email protected]
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