Life would be boring if there were no variety, if everyone wanted and had the same thing! Competition would not exist as it is today. It exists because of differences.
Beware the consultant who does not give you options! I see lots of blogs stating ‘this is the way it is’ … with no room for improvisation or individuality. In reality what you do is determined by many factors, each varying according to the needs of the individual or organization.
This applies to hiring, training, retaining, customers, clients, the culture of the organization, and job seekers. There is no one resume that will get you the interview, no one way an employer reads the resume. In training and developing staff in an organization, everyone takes in and communicates information differently. There are no two identical personalities.
We all come in different ‘sizes’. Our wants, needs, experience, and physical appearance all differ. We go about our daily lives doing things the way we have been raised and taught, sometimes to the annoyance of others. Fitting someone else’s mould can be stressful. Successful leaders know we do our best when we are not micro-managed and have some freedom to reach the goal in our own way.
Understanding personality type and preferences can be very helpful, especially in organizations that have management teams or a Board of Directors. The effectiveness of a team is dependent on inclusion and complete exploration of details prior to decision-making. Knowledge of personality differences helps to ensure we respect our individual ‘sizes’.
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