I’m a large believer in hiring the right people and giving them unbelievable amounts of power and autonomyBlake Mycoskie, Founder, TOMS Shoes
Are you a company owner, team leader, or recruiter looking to improve your workplace culture? You’re in the right place!
Whether you’re part of a new and expanding company or you have a well-established team, creating a positive environment is a constant evolution. Your work dynamic will change as new team members are introduced and existing ones grow and develop their skillsets.
Keeping a team happy and motivated is one of the most important aspects of management and leadership. A great work culture will keep employees inspired, productive, and loyal, which in turn gives your company an excellent reputation and helps it thrive. On the other hand, a poor work culture will lead to a sinking ship. Frustrated employees don’t stick around.
So, how can you make your company one of the good ones? It’s not just about providing amazing benefits or being friendly. It’s about getting to know your team members and showing them how much you appreciate them by letting them own their strengths. Stay on top on your team culture by digging deep.
Build your dream team by seeking out these personality types
The best teams consist of diverse, well-rounded personalities that can lead in specific areas. If your current team is falling flat, experiencing miscommunication, or simply lacking in direction, it’s likely because you’re missing one or more crucial personality type.
Make sure you’ve got your dream team by assessing every member’s specific skillsets. If you’re missing one, you may need to consider recruiting a new team member or shifting existing members around so that they can complete the dream team dynamic.
Most leaders or managers fall into this category, which means you might already be filling this role! Visionaries are able to successfully lead projects from start to finish while resolving any problems or bumps in the road that may arise. This is their strongest skill, as visionaries are able to focus on the big picture and not get weighed down by minor inconveniences.
Visionaries also serve as mentors, motivators, and mediators. They are able to use their communication and organizational skills to achieve deadlines, and more importantly help their fellow team members build confidence and discover their true potential.
Innovators are creative types that are excellent at coming up with new ideas and thinking outside the box. They help team members see things from a different perspective by suggesting different ways of doing things, or coming up with alternative solutions for projects. Innovators are a constant source of fresh air and inspiration for the team.
Innovators are extremely valuable team members, but benefit from correct management to ensure they don’t lead projects astray. Visionaries and Innovators make good partners, as one provides creativity while the other keeps the overall project on track.
These are the people who can get right to it and finish the job. They’re crucial for getting projects finished well and on time. Workers are generally independent and well-organized, but they benefit from clear guidance and direction so that they know what to prioritize and focus on.
Workers are motivated and professional. Their main goal is to get the job done, and they like to do it without causing conflict or clashing with other team members.
Valued for their excellent people skills, Communicators are vital for maintaining positive interactions between team members and clients. They are often the heart of the team, as members will naturally flock to them for advice or support. Communicators themselves love ensuring that everyone is on the same page and feels valued.
Communicators thrive when provided with tools that help them facilitate their skillset. It could be using a messaging platform like Slack, introducing a company newsletter that they can take charge of, or letting them lead team meetings.
Forward-thinking and critical, Analysts are able to spot problems from a mile away. They have strong problem-solving skills and are beneficial for avoiding stumbling blocks and pitfalls.
Analysts work well with Innovators and Visionaries. Together, these three team members can discover new and effective operational methods and work strategies. Analysts should be well-respected within their team and given the power to make executive decisions.
We hope this helps you identify the personalities you have and need in your team. Always keep these traits in mind when recruiting or building teams to create a happy, productive, and cohesive workplace.